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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction (2000-11)

2011 info from Charles Taylor Prize accessed 2/16/11

2011 Finalists
Charles Foran Mordecai: The Life & Times --Winner!
Stevie Cameron On the Farm: Robert William Pickton and the Tragic Story of Vancouver’s Missing Women
Ross King Defiant Spirits: The Modernist Revolution of the Group of Seven
George Sipos The Geography of Arrival: A Memoir
Merrily Weisbord The Love Queen of Malabar: Memoir of a Friendship with Kamala Das

THE WINNER OF the 2010 Charles Taylor Prize (accessed 20910) [and Wikipedia] for Literary Non-Fiction is Ian Brown for The Boy in the Moon: A Father’s Search For His Disabled Son, published by Random House Canada. Noreen Taylor, founder of the prize, announced the winner during a gala luncheon held at Downtown Toronto’s Le Meridien King Edward Hotel.
The year 2010 marks the ninth awarding of the prestigious prize, which recognizes excellence in Canadian literary non-fiction. The national book award was established in 1998 to commemorate the life and work of one of Canada’s foremost literary non-fiction writers, the late Charles Taylor. First presented as a biennial award in 2000, and made annual in 2004, the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction is presented to a Canadian author whose book best demonstrates a superb command of the English language, an elegance of style and a subtlety of thought and perception.

2010 -
Ian Brown, The Boy in the Moon: A Father's Search For His Disabled Son -- Winner
John English, Just Watch Me: The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, 1968-2000
Daniel Poliquin, René Lévesque
Kenneth Whyte, The Uncrowned King: The Sensational Rise of William Randolph Hearst

2009 -
Elizabeth Abbott, author of Sugar: A Bittersweet History
Tim Cook, author of Shock Troops: Canadians Fighting the Great War, 1917 – 1918, Volume Two -- Winner
Ana Siljak, author of Angel of Vengeance: The “Girl Assassin,” the Governor of St. Petersburg, and Russia's Revolutionary World

2008 -
Richard Gwyn was named the winner of the 2008 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction for his book John A.: The Man Who Made Us: The Life and Times of John A. MacDonald, Volume One: 1815 - 1867
Finalists Kevin Bazzana, shortisted for Lost Genius: The Story of a Forgotten Musical Maverick
David Gilmour, shortlisted for The Film Club: A True Story of a Father and Son,
Lorna Goodison, shortisted for From Harvey River: A Memoir of My Mother and Her People
Anna Porter, shortlisted for Kasztner's Train: The True Story of Rezso¨ Kasztner, Unknown Hero of the Holocaust

2007 -
Rudy Wiebe, Of This Earth: A Mennonite Boyhood in the Boreal Forest -- Winner
Ross King, The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism
John English, Citizen of the World: The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Vol. One: 1919-1968

2006 -
J. B. MacKinnon, Dead Man in Paradise -- Winner
James Chatto, The Greek for Love: A Memoir of Corfu
Laura M. Mac Donald, Curse of the Narrows: the Halifax Explosion of 1917
John Terpstra, The Boys, or Waiting for the Electrician's Daughter

2005 -
Charles Montgomery, The Last Heathen: Encounters with Ghosts and Ancestors in Melanesia -- Winner
Christopher Dewdney, Acquainted With the Night: Excursions Through the World After Dark
Patrick Lane, There is a Season: A Memoir in the Garden
Paul William Roberts, A War Against Truth: An Intimate Account of the Invasion of Iraq

2004 -
Isabel Huggan, Belonging: Home Away From Home -- Winner
Gertrud Mackprang Baer, In the Shadow of Silence: From Hitler Youth to Allied Internment, A Young Woman's Story of Truth and Denial
Warren Cariou, Lake of the Prairies: A Story of Belonging
J. Edward Chamberlin, If This Is Your Land, Where Are Your Stories?
Margaret MacMillan, Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World

2002 -
Carol Shields, Jane Austen -- Winner
Clark Blaise, Time Lord: The Remarkable Canadian who Missed His Train and Changed the World
Michael David Kwan, Things That Must Not Be Forgotten: A Childhood in Wartime China
A. B. McKillop, The Spinster and the Prophet: Florence Deeks, H.G. Wells and the Mystery of the Purloined Past
Nega Mezlekia, Notes from the Hyena's Belly: Memories of my Ethiopian Boyhood
Margaret Visser, The Geometry of Love: Space, Time, Mystery and Meaning in an Ordinary Church

2000 -
Wayne Johnston, Baltimore's Mansion -- Winner
Lisa Appignanesi, Losing the Dead
Wayson Choy, Paper Shadows: A Chinatown Childhood
Witold Rybczynski, A Clearing in the Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and North America in the Nineteenth Century
Eric Wright, Always Give a Penny to a Blind Man

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