Jan 14, 2015
By Michael Kramer
The 2015 RBC Taylor short-list is out.
And non-fiction books by novelists M.G. Vassanji and Kathleen Winter are among the finalists for this year’s $25,000 prize.
Vassanji is a two-time Giller winner based in Toronto. He’s on the short-list with “And Home Was Kariakoo: A Memoir of East Africa.” (Doubleday Canada).
Winter, who was raised in Newfoundland, has been recognized for “Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage.” (House of Anansi Press).
Toronto’s Plum Johnson is nominated for “They Left Us Everything” (Penguin Canada), and David O’Keefe of Montreal gets the nod for “One Day in August: The Untold Story Behind Canada’s Tragedy at Dieppe” (Random House Canada).
London-based Barbara Taylor is short-listed for “The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in our Times” (Hamish Hamilton Canada).
The prize – named after the late author Charles Taylor – is celebrating its 14th year honouring Canadian non-fiction writing.