Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Prize watch: not much history in the nonfiction shortlists

The Charles Taylor nonfiction prize and the BC National Nonfiction prize have each put up candidate lists for their awards, winners to be announced in January 2017.

There is a lot of good writing and interesting subjects, but history, particularly Canadian history, is noticeably thin on both lists. Honourable exception: Bill Waiser's A World We Have Lost: Saskatchewan before 1905, which earlier won the Governor General's nonfiction prize, on the Taylor list.
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