Diversity abounds in RBC Taylor Prize non-fiction long list
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