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Book awards: Charles Taylor Prize finalist

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Works (71)

Always give a penny to a blind man : a memoir by Eric Wright2000
A Clearing In The Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the 19th Century by Witold Rybczynski2000
Losing the Dead by Lisa Appignanesi2000
Paper Shadows: A Memoir of a Past Lost and Found by Wayson Choy2000
The Warrior's Honor by Michael Ignatieff2000
The Geometry of Love: Space, Time, Mystery, and Meaning in an Ordinary Church by Margaret Visser2002
Notes from the Hyena's Belly: An Ethiopian Boyhood by Nega Mezlekia2002
The Spinster and the Prophet: H.G. Wells, Florence Deeks, and the Case of the Plagiarized Text by A. B. McKillop2002
Things That Must Not Be Forgotten by Michael David Kwan2002
Time Lord: The Remarkable Canadian Who Missed His Train and Changed the World by Clark Blaise2002
If This Is Your Land, Where Are Your Stories?: Finding Common Ground by J. Edward Chamberlin2004
In the Shadow of Silence: From Hitler Youth to Allied Internment by Gertrud Mackprang Baer2004
Lake of the Prairies by Warren Cariou2004
Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan2004
Acquainted with the Night: Excursions Through the World After Dark by Christopher Dewdney2005
A War Against Truth: An Intimate Account of the Invasion of Iraq by Paul William Roberts2005
What the Stones Remember: A Life Rediscovered by Patrick Lane2005
The Boys: Or, Waiting for the Electrician's Daughter by John Terpstra2006
Curse of The Narrows: The Halifax Disaster of 1917 by Laura M. Mac Donald2006
The Greek for Love: A Memoir of Sorrow and Joy by James Chatto2006
Citizen of the World: The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Volume One: 1919-1968 by John English2007
The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism by Ross King2007
The Film Club: A Memoir by David Gilmour2008
From Harvey River: A Memoir of My Mother and Her Island by Lorna Goodison2008
Kasztner's Train: The True Story of an Unknown Hero of the Holocaust by Anna Porter2008
Lost Genius: The Curious and Tragic Story of an Extraordinary Musical Prodigy by Kevin Bazzana2008
Angel of Vengeance: The "Girl Assassin," the Governor of St. Petersburg, and Russia's Revolutionary World by Ana Siljak2009
Sugar: A Bittersweet History by Elizabeth Abbott2009
Just Watch Me: The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau: 1968-2000 by John English2010
René Lévesque by Daniel Poliquin2010
The Uncrowned King: The Sensational Rise of William Randolph Hearst by Kenneth Whyte2010
Defiant Spirits: The Modernist Revolution of the Group of Seven by Ross King2011
The Geography of Arrival by George Sipos2011
The Love Queen of Malabar: Memoir of a Friendship with Kamala Das by Merrily Weisbord2011
On the Farm: Robert William Pickton and the Tragic Story of Vancouver's Missing Women by Stevie Cameron2011
Afflictions and Departures by Madeline Sonik2012
Eating Dirt: Deep Forests, Big Timber, and Life with the Tree-Planting Tribe by Charlotte Gill2012
Into the silence by Wade Davis2012
The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit by Jj Lee2012
Journey with No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page by Sandra Djwa2013
Leonardo and the Last Supper by Ross King2013
The Pursuit of Perfection: A Life of Celia Franca by Carol Bishop-Gwyn2013
Warlords: Borden;mackenzie King And Canada's World Wars by Tim Cook2013
Arthur Erickson: An Architect's Life by David Stouck2014
The Dogs Are Eating Them Now: Our War in Afghanistan by Graeme Smith2014
The Massey Murder: A Maid, Her Master and the Trial that Shocked a Country by Charlotte Gray2014
The Once and Future World: Nature As It Was, As It Is, As It Could Be by J. B. MacKinnon2014
And Home Was Kariakoo: A Memoir of East Africa by M. G. Vassanji2015
Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage by Kathleen Winter2015
The Last Asylum by Barbara Taylor2015
One Day in August: The Untold Story Behind Canada's Tragedy at Dieppe by David O'Keefe2015
Dispatches from the Front: The Life of Matthew Halton, Canada's Voice at War by David Halton2016
The Reason You Walk: A Memoir by Wab Kinew2016
Sixty: A Diary of My Sixty-First Year: The Beginning of the End, or the End of the Beginning? by Ian Brown2016
This Is Happy by Camilla Gibb2016
By Chance Alone: A Remarkable True Story of Courage and Survival at Auschwitz by Max Eisen2017
Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World by Marc Raboy2017
Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier's Story by Matti Friedman2017
This Is Not My Life: A Memoir of Love, Prison, and Other Complications by Diane Schoemperlen2017
In the Name of Humanity by Max Wallace2018
Island of the Blue Foxes: Disaster and Triumph on the World's Greatest Scientific Expedition (A Merloyd Lawrence Book) by Stephen R. Bown2018
Life on the Ground Floor by James Maskalyk2018
Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City by Tanya Talaganot in English Common Knowledge2018
All Things Consoled: A daughter's memoir by Elizabeth Hay2019
Jan in 35 Pieces: A Memoir in Music by Ian Hampton2019
Just Let Me Look at You: On Fatherhood by Bill Gaston2019
Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age by Darrel J. McLeod2019
Had It Coming: What's Fair in the Age of #MeToo? by Robyn Doolittle2020
Highway of Tears: A True Story of Racism, Indifference, and the Pursuit of Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls by Jessica Mcdiarmid2020
The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator by Timothy C Winegard2020
The Reality Bubble: Blind Spots, Hidden Truths, and the Dangerous Illusions that Shape Our World by Ziya Tong2020

Award description

RBC TAYLOR PRIZE commemorates Charles Taylor’s pursuit of excellence in the field of literary non-fiction. The Prize will be awarded to the author whose book best combines a superb command of the English language, an elegance of style, and a subtlety of thought and perception. The Prize consists of $25,000 for the winner and $2,000 for each of the runners up.


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