SHORT LIST ANNOUNCED FOR $60,000 WESTON WRITER'S TRUST AWARD

Sep 18, 2013

By Michael Kramer

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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.

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