Notley Nation Wins the 2017 Wilfrid Eggleston Award

Notley Nation Wins the 2017 Wilfrid Eggleston Award

Posted on April 12 by Kyle in Awards
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Notley Nation by Sydney Sharpe and Don Braid was awarded the 2017 Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction, part of the Alberta Literary Awards administered by The Writers’ Guild of Alberta.

In Notley Nation Sydney Sharpe and Don Braid explore the NDP breakthrough and how it affected the later federal election. When Alberta conservatism came to an end after forty-three years with a stunning left-wing victory in 2015, it was clear that Rachel Notley and the NDP had achieved the impossible. But was this victory so unprecedented?

Sydney Sharpe is a journalist, anthropologist, and author or co-author of eight books, including The Gilded Ghetto: Women and Political Power in Canada. She was a senior columnist for the Calgary Herald and Calgary Bureau Chief for the Financial Post, and has written for numerous magazines, newspapers, and anthologies. She lives in Calgary.  

Don Braid has been a political reporter and columnist for more than forty years in Ottawa, Montreal, Edmonton, and Calgary. He has written about every Alberta and federal government since Peter Lougheed&;s in the days of the original Trudeau. With Sydney Sharpe, he co-wrote two previous books on politics. He lives in Calgary.


The Alberta Literary Awards were created by the Writers’ Guild of Alberta in 1982 to recognize excellence in writing by Alberta authors. This year the juries deliberated on more than 220 submissions before deciding the 24 finalists.