Mar 29, 2017
By Michael Kramer
Broadcaster and journalist Sandra Martin is up for another literary prize – for her non-fiction book on assisted death.
Martin’s A Good Death; Making the Most of Our Final Choices (HarperCollins) has made the short list for the $10,000 John W. Dafoe Book Prize .
In January, A Good Death won the $40,000 British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction.
Other finalists for the Dafoe include Robert Wright for Trudeaumania; The Rise to Power of Pierre Elliott Trudeau (HarperCollins).
John Boyko is also on the list for Cold Fire; Kennedy’s Northern Front (Knopf Canada) and Asa McKercher is a finalist with Camelot and Canada; Canadian-American Relations in the Kennedy Era (Oxford University Press).
The short list is rounded out by Adam Lajeunesse for Lock, Stock, and Icebergs; A History of Canada’s Arctic Maritime Sovereignty (University of British Columbia Press).
The winner will be named later this spring.
The prize is named after prominent Canadian editor John W. Dafoe and honours non-fiction titles concerning Canada.