Eight-time* National Magazine Award winner Chris Turner has been named the recipient of the 2012 Dave Greber Freelance Award for magazine writing, for his article “On Tipping in Cuba” published in the April 2012 issue of The Walrus.
The Dave Greber awards were originally created to reward Calgary writers working on projects with a social-justice theme. The theme remains, but the contest is now open to freelancers from across Canada (though Chris Turner is, coincidentally, a Calgary writer). The winner of the magazine prize receives $2000.
More about the Dave Greber awards here.
Recent National Magazine Awards for Chris Turner, from the NMA Archives (magazine-awards.com/archive):
“The Farms are Not All Right“; The Walrus (Silver, Society, 2011)
“The Age of Breathing Underwater“; The Walrus (Gold, Essays, 2009)
“An Inconvenient Talk“; The Walrus (Gold, Politics & Public Interest, 2009)
“The Big Decision“; AlbertaViews (Gold, Essays, 2008)
* Yesterday on our Twitter feed we incorrectly noted that Chris has won 7 National Magazine Awards. He has indeed won 8.