Thursday, December 15, 2011

Literary Non-Fiction - The 2012 Charles Taylor Prize longlist

This year, for the first time, the Charles Taylor Foundation has announced its longlist. In previous years, this prestigious award for literary nonfiction had only announced its shortlist and winner. Their desire is to bring attention to a greater number of worthy Canadian titles. Last year's winner was Mordecai: the life and times (M) by Charles Foran.

2012 nominees include:

Something Fierce: memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter (M)
by Carmen Aguirre

Into the Silence: the Great War, Mallory, and the conquest of Everest (M)
by Wade Davis

The Patrol: seven days in the life of a Canadian soldier in Afghanistan (M)
by Ryan Flavelle

Eating Dirt: deep forests, big timber, and life with the tree planting tribe (M)
by Charlotte Gill

Nation Maker: Sir John A. MacDonald: his life, our times volume two: 1867-1891 (M)
by Richard Gwyn

The Measure of a Man: the story of a father, a son, and a suit (M)
by J.J. Lee

Facing the Hunter: reflections on a misunderstood way of life (M)
by David Adams Richards

Why Not? fifteen reasons to live (M)
by Ray Robertson

Afflictions and Departures (M)
by Madeline Sonik

The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary: a Canadian story of resilience and recovery (M)
by Andrew Westoll

Bad Animals: a father's accidental education in autism (M)
by Joel Yanofsky

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