Longlist Announced for B.C. National Award for Non-Fiction



The longlist for the B.C. National Award for Non-Fiction has been announced by the British Columbia Achievement Foundation. The shortlist will be announced in December, and the winner will receive their award in Vancouver in 2017.

The longlist includes:

  • Deborah CampbellA Disappearance in Damascus: A Story of Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War (Knopf Canada)
  • Ivan Coyote, Tomboy Survival Guide (Arsenal Pulp Press)

  • Matti FreidmanPumpkinflowers: An Israeli Soldier’s Story (Signal/McClelland & Stewart)

  • Taras Grescoe, Shanghai Grand: Forbidden Love and International Intrigue on the Eve of the Second World War (Harper Avenue)

  • Ross King, Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies (Bond Street Books/Doubleday Canada)

  • Sandra Martin, A Good Death: Making the Most of Our Final Choices (Patrick Crean Editions)

  • Robert Moor, On Trails: An Exploration (Simon & Schuster)

  • Marc Raboy, Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World (Oxford University Press)

  • Diane Schoemperlen, This is Not My Life: A Memoir of Love, Prison, and Other Complications (HarperAvenue)

  • Alexandra Shimo, Invisible North: The Search for Answers on a Troubled Reserve (Dundurn Press)

Campbell, Friedman and King are also nominated for Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, which will be awarded in Toronto later this evening.

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