Not much CanHist on the 2016 short list for the big-dollar Hilary Weston Prize in Nonfiction from the Writers' Trust. On the other hand, I'm hard pressed to think of a CanHist title that might stand among these nominees. Prize announcement: November 2.
- Ian Brown (Toronto) for Sixty: A Diary of My Sixty-first Year: The Beginning of the End or the End of the Beginning?
- Deborah Campbell (Vancouver) for A Disappearance in Damascus: A Story of Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War
- Matti Friedman (Jerusalem) for Pumpkinflowers: An Israeli Soldier’s Story
- Ross King (Oxford, UK) for Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies
- Sonja Larsen (Vancouver) for Red Star Tattoo: My Life as a Girl Revolutionary
Update, 29 September: All these titles come from various parts of the Penguin Random House (Canada) behemoth. State of Canadian publishing getting dire again.