Jun 20, 2016
By Michael Kramer
She’s been named the first Canadian winner of the American Plutarch Award for Biography.
The author has already won several awards for the biography, including the $25,000 RBC Taylor Prize, the $40,000 British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and the $60,000 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction.
The Plutarch Award is named after the famous biographer of ancient Greece – and the winner is determined by secret ballot – from a list of nominees selected by a committee of distinguished members of the craft.