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Chris Turner

Author, Essayist and Strategist


Chris Turner is an author, essayist and strategist, providing Canada’s authoritative voice on climate change solutions and the global energy transition.

His latest book is The Patch: The People, Pipelines and Politics of the Oil Sands, a national bestseller. He is also the author of the bestsellers The Leap: How to Survive and Thrive in the Sustainable Economy and The Geography of Hope: A Tour of the World We Need, both of which were National Business Book Award finalists. His 2014 book How to Breathe Underwater, an essay collection, won the City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize.

Mr. Turner's feature reporting on energy, climate and sustainability issues has won 10 National Magazine Awards and appeared in The New Yorker, The Guardian, The Globe & Mail, The Walrus, Canadian Geographic, Utne Reader, and many other publications. He was a 2013 writer-in-residence at the Berton House in Dawson City, Yukon, and a 2010 Paul D. Fleck Fellow at the Banff Centre.

Chris Turner lives in Calgary with his wife and two children. 

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