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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction Announced

The longlist for the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction has been announced. One hundred and forty-three books were nominated for the 2013 prize of $40,000 and from that list the longlist of ten books have been selected.

The longlist is as follows and full details are included on the attached news release:

A Geography of Blood: Unearthing Memory from a Prairie Landscape  
Candace Savage  

A Season in Hell: My 130 Days in the Sahara with Al Qaeda  
Robert Fowler

A Thousand Farewells: A Reporter’s Journey from Refugee Camp to the Arab Spring  
Nahlah Ayed    

Here We are Among the Living: A Memoir in Emails  
Samantha Bernstein  


Pinboy: A Memoir  
George Bowering  


Solar Dance: Genius, Forgery, and the Crisis of Truth in the Modern Age  
Modris Eksteins  


Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile  
Taras Grescoe    


Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy  
Andrew Preston    


The Last Viking: The Life of Roald Amundsen  
Stephen R. Bown  


Walls: Travels Along the Barricades  
Marcello Di Cintio

The finalists for the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction will be announced December 4, 2012. The $40,000 BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction is presented by the BC Achievement Foundation and will take place in Vancouver in early 2013.

Previous winners of the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction include:

• Charlotte Gill for Eating Dirt (2012)
• John Vaillant for The Tiger (2011)
• Ian Brown for The Boy in the Moon (2010)
• Russell Wangersky for Burning Down the House (2009)
• Lorna Goodison for From Harvey River (2008)
• Noah Richler for This Is My Country, What’s Yours? (2007)
• Rebecca Godfrey for Under the Bridge (2006)
• Patrick Lane for There Is a Season (2005)

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