Chris Turner is an award-winning author, essayist and sustainability expert. His magazine writing has earned nine National Magazine Awards and inclusion in four of the past five instalments of the Best Canadian Essays series. His latest book is The War on Science: Muzzled Scientists and Wilful Blindness in Stephen Harper’s Canada, which won the Writers Union of Canada’s Freedom to Read Award. His 2011 book, The Leap: How to Survive and Thrive in the Sustainable Economy, was published in 2011; the Globe and Mail called it “one of the most arresting arguments for building a green economy yet in print.” He is also the author of the bestsellers The Geography of Hope and Planet Simpson. Turner was the Green Party candidate in the 2012 Calgary Centre byelection and a 2013 Berton House writer-in-residence in Dawson City, Yukon. He lives in Calgary with his wife and two children.