Chris Turner is a bestselling author, and a leading writer on sustainability. His feature writing has won nine National Magazine Awards. His book The Leap was a finalist for the National Business Book Award, and was longlisted for the BC National Award for Canadian Non-fiction. The Geography of Hope was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Nonfiction, the National Business Book Award and the Alberta Literary Award for Nonfiction. His latest book, The Patch: The People, Pipelines, and Politics of the Oil Sands (Simon & Schuster), is the definitive story of the Fort McMurray oil patch and the collision between two conflicting worldviews—industrial triumph and environmental stewardship. He lives in Calgary.