Friday, October 01, 2010

Book Prize season launched - not much history so far

The first of the literary prize shortlists reminds us it is time to start considering the notable Canadian history titles of the year. The Writers' Trust non-fiction shortlist, just announced, leans to memoir more than history, with Ross King's study of the Group of Seven looking (I ain't read any of 'em, mores the pity) like the most "historical" of the works.  G-Gs and Charles Taylor nominations yet to come.


The jury of Hadani Ditmars, Sid Marty, and Michael Mitchell read 84 titles submitted by 44 publishers. Each finalist for this prize receives $2,500.
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