Tuesday. March 31, 2009MCC founder's book "Chasing a Mirage" shortlisted for prestigious Donner Book Prize
"...a fascinating book that seeks to differentiate
between the Islamic State and the state of Islam."
TORONTO, March 31, 2009 - The Donner Foundation today announced that Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State (Wiley 2008) by MCC founder Tarek Fatah has been shortlisted for the annual $35,000 Donner Book Prize. The award recognizes and rewards non-fiction books by Canadian authors that contribute to the "best public policy thinking, writing and research in Canada."
Recognizing Chasing a Mirage as one of the top five contenders for the prize, the official announcement described the book in these words:
Making the announcement, Allan Gotlieb, Chairman of the Donner Canadian Foundation said, "The Donner Prize annually rewards excellence and innovation in Canadian public policy writing; inspiring lively debate on public policy issues and rewarding provocative and excellent work that speaks to an informed readership and an open exchange of ideas and public debate."
He added, "bestowing this award, the Donner Canadian Foundation seeks to broaden policy debates, increase general awareness of the importance of policy decision making and make an original and meaningful contribution to policy discourse." The other 2008-2009 Donner Book Prize finalists are:
The winner of this year's Donner Prize will be announced at an awards
ceremony in Toronto on Thursday, April 30, 2009. The winner will receive
$35,000, with $5,000 awarded to the other finalists.
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