Sep 18, 2013
By Michael Kramer
It’s the richest prize celebrating a Canadian book of nonfiction.
The short list has been announced for the Hilary Weston Writer’s Trust Prize.
This year’s contenders for the $60,000 award are:
Thomas King – for “The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America.”
J.B. MacKinnon – “The Once and Future World: Nature As It Was, As It Is, As It Could Be.”
Graeme Smith – for “The Dogs Are Eating Them Now: Our War In Afghanistan.”
Andrew Steinmetz – “This Great Escape: The Case of Michael Paryla.”
And Priscila Uppal – for “Projection: Encounters With My Runaway Mother.”
The winner of the $60,000 prize will be announced at a gala celebration at the Art Gallery of Ontario on October 21st.
The finalists will also receive $5,000 each.