Di­ver­sity abounds in RBC Tay­lor Prize non-fic­tion long list

The Recorder & Times (Brockville) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

TORONTO — non-fic­tion books about en­dur­ing love, soli­tude in the dig­i­tal era, and life as an er doc­tor are among the ti­tles on the rbc Tay­lor Prize long list.

con­tenders for the $30,000 award in­clude James maska­lyk’s life on the Ground Floor: let­ters From the edge of emer­gency medicine (dou­ble­day canada), which re­cently won the $60,000 hi­lary We­ston Writ­ers’ Trust Prize for non­fic­tion.

also on the list is mandy len catron’s how to Fall in love with any­one (si­mon & schus­ter), and michael har­ris’s soli­tude: a sin­gu­lar life in a crowded World (dou­ble­day canada).

A short list will be re­vealed Jan. 10, 2018, while the win­ner will be an­nounced on Feb. 26, 2018. au­thors of the other short­listed ti­tles get $5,000 each.

Ju­rors read 153 books sub­mit­ted by 110 cana­dian and in­ter­na­tional pub­lish­ers. The other books on the long list are:

• Is­land of the blue Foxes: dis­as­ter and Tri­umph on bering’s Great voy­age to alaska (dou­glas & mcin­tyre) by stephen r. bown

• Yard­work: a bi­og­ra­phy of an ur­ban Place(Wo ls ak and Wynn Pub­lish­ers) by daniel cole­man

• The mar­riott cell: an epic Jour­ney from cairo’s scor­pion Prison to Free­dom (ran­dom house canada) by mo­hamed Fahmy and carol shaben

• A his­tory of canada in Ten maps: epic sto­ries of chart­ing a mys­te­ri­ous land (allen lane canada/Pen­guin ran­dom house canada) by adam shoalts

• Seven Fallen Feath­ers: racism, death, and hard Truths in a north­ern city (house of anansi Press) by Tanya Talaga

• In the name of hu­man­ity” (allen lane canada/Pen­guin ran­dom house canada) by max Wal­lace

• Apron strings: nav­i­gat­ing Food and Fam­ily in France, italy, and china (Goose lane edi­tions) by Jan Wong

James Maska­lyk

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