Jan 11, 2018

By Andy Johnson

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A non-fiction book about life as an ER doctor and a book about indigenous teens who died in and near Thunder Bay, are among the titles shortlisted for this year’s RBC Taylor Prize.
Nominated is James Maskalyk’s “Life on the Ground Floor: Letters from the Edge of Emergency  Medicine.”  Maksalyk is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto
Also listed Tanya Talaga’s “Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City.”  It traces the lives and deaths of several teens in northern Ontario.
Other books in the running include: Max Wallace’s “In the Name of Humanity,” Daniel Coleman’s “Yardwork: A Biography of an Urban Place,” and Stephen Bown’s  “Island of the Blue Foxes: Disaster and Triumph on Bering’s Great Voyage to Alaska.”
The $30,000 award will be handed out February 26th in Toronto.  The runners-up will each receive $5,000.
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