“If ‘speculative non-fiction’ could be a recurring sub-genre in my work, I’d be a happy guy, because this stuff is seriously fun to hatch,” says Chris Turner, one of Canada’s leading writers and speakers on sustainability and the global cleantech industry. Turner is the author of the 2007 best-seller The Geography of Hope: A Tour of the World We Need, which was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for non-fiction and the National Business Book Award. He was a featured speaker at the 2008 Alfred Deakin Innovation Lectures in Melbourne, Australia, and a 2010 Fleck Fellow at The Banff Centre in Alberta. Turner’s magazine writing has earned seven National Magazine Awards in Canada and has appeared in Fast Company, Time, the Utne Reader and The Walrus. He is at work on a new book about the global-sustainability movement, which will be published by Random House in 2011, and lives in Calgary with his wife, photographer Ashley Bristowe, and their two children.