Chris Turner

Award Winning Author and Journalist

Chris Turner is a writer, speaker and strategist, providing Canada’s authoritative voice on sustainability and the global cleantech boom. His bestselling books The Leap and The Geography of Hope, both of which were National Business Book Award finalists, provide a definitive overview of the global green economy. His most recent book is How to Breathe Underwater, a collection of his award-winning essays and feature writing. He was Berton House writer-in-residence in Dawson City, Yukon, in 2013, and guest faculty at the Banff Centre this year. He lives in Calgary, Alberta, with his wife and two children. His next book, The Patch, the definitive story of Alberta's oil sands, will be published in Canada and internationally by Simon & Schuster in 2017.