Jacobs, Dyer up for political writing prize

slashgirl points us to this story:

Urban expert Jane Jacobs and journalist Gwynne Dyer are among the 2005 nominees for the $15,000 Shaughnessy Cohen prize for political writing.

The award, in its fifth year, is given to a non-fiction book that broadens people’s understanding of contemporary Canadian political and social issues. Finalists will receive $2,000 each.