Friday, October 02, 2009

Prize watch: Writers' Trust non-fiction

Getting in early on the fall prize season, the Writers' Trust announces the short list for its Non-fiction prize. Not much straight-up history here, but several good writers for sure (and a couple of friends of mine too)

This year's nominees:

• Brian Brett, Trauma Farm: A Rebel History of Rural Life, Greystone Books

• Wade Davis, The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World, House of Anansi Press

• Trevor Herriot, Grass, Sky, Song: Promise and Peril in the World of Grassland Birds, HarperCollins Publishers: A Phyllis Bruce Book

• Erika Ritter, The Dog by the Cradle, the Serpent Beneath: Some Paradoxes of Human-Animal Relationships , Key Porter Books

• Eric Siblin, The Cello Suites: J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the Search for a Baroque Masterpiece , House of Anansi Press.

Winners November 24.
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