Non-fic­tion rbc award fi­nal­ists an­nounced

Books about life in N.l., trav­els on silk road top rbc Tay­lor Prize long list

The Daily Press (Timmins) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

TOrONTO — mem­oirs about grow­ing up in New­found­land in the ’80s, trav­el­ling the silk road by bike and the pain of tend­ing to el­derly par­ents are among the 10 books named to the rbc Tay­lor Prize.

Jurors camilla Gibb, roy macGre­gor and bev­er­ley mclach­lin re­leased their long list to­day for the cana­dian non­fic­tion prize after a re­view of more than 100 books.

On the list are works by mark critch, bill Gas­ton, ian hamp­ton, Kate har­ris, el­iz­a­beth hay, david John­ston, al­lan levine, robert lewis, Terese marie mail­hot and dar­rel mcleod.

The judg­ing panel says the books were “breath­tak­ing in their range of top­ics,” and serve as a “barom­e­ter for cur­rent is­sues, from rec­on­cil­i­a­tion to po­lit­i­cal trust.”

The short list for the Tay­lor Prize will be an­nounced Jan. 9 and the win­ner will be named on march 4, 2019.

The prize was cre­ated in 1998 by the charles Tay­lor Foun­da­tion and awards the win­ner with $25,000, plus $5,000 given to ev­ery fi­nal­ist.

The full long list in­cludes: son of a critch: a child­ish New­found­land mem­oir, by mark critch (Vik­ing/Pen­guin canada)

Just let me look at you: On Fa­ther­hood, by bill Gas­ton (hamish hamil­ton/Pen­guin canada)

Jan in 35 Pieces: a mem­oir in mu­sic, by ian hamp­ton (Por­cu­pine’s Quill)

lands of lost bor­ders: Out of bounds on the silk roads, by Kate har­ris (Knopf canada)

all Things con­soled: a daugh­ter’s mem­oir, by el­iz­a­beth hay (mc­clel­land & ste­wart)

Trust: Twenty Ways to build a bet­ter coun­try, by david John­ston (sig­nal/m&s)

seek­ing the Fa­bled city: The cana­dian Jewish ex­pe­ri­ence, by al­lan levine (mc­clel­land and ste­wart)

Power, Prime min­is­ters and the Press: The bat­tle for Truth on Par­lia­ment hill, by robert lewis (dun­durn Press)

heart berries: a mem­oir, by Terese marie mail­hot (dou­ble­day canada)

ma­maskatch: a cree com­ing of age, by dar­rel mcleod (dou­glas & macin­tyre)

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