Chris Turner is the author of five books and one of Canada's leading writers and speakers on sustainability. His bestsellers 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: Field Reports from an Age of Radical Change, a collection of his award-winning essays and feature writing. Turner was a 2013 Berton House writer-in-residence in Dawson City, Yukon, and a 2010 Paul D. Fleck Fellow at the Banff Centre. He was also named one of Alberta's Next 10 Most Influential Albertans by Alberta Venture magazine.
He lives in Calgary with his wife and two children. His book THE PATCH, the definitive story of Alberta's oilsands, will be published in Canada and internationally by Simon & Schuster in 2016.
Awards: How to Breathe Underwater: City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize - War on Science: Writers' Union of Canada Freedom to Read Award - The Leap: National Business Book Award finalist -The Geography of Hope: National Business Book Award and Governor General's Award finalist.