THE JURY OF THE NINTH
CHARLES TAYLOR PRIZE FOR LITERARY NON-FICTION
ANDREW COHEN is an award-winning journalist, president of the Historica-Dominion Institute, and professor of journalism and international affairs at Carleton University. He has worked for many newspapers, including The Globe and Mail, where he was a member of the Editorial Board, a columnist, and a correspondent in Washington, D.C. between 1997 and 2001. He has won two National Newspaper Awards, three National Magazine Awards and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal. Among his five books are While Canada Slept: How We Lost Our Place in the World, which was named a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction, and The Unfinished Canadian: The People We Are, a national bestseller. His latest book, Lester B. Pearson, was named to The Globe and Mail’s 2008 list of Notable Books. He lives in Ottawa with his wife Mary Gooderham, an author, editor, and journalist, and their son and daughter.
TIM COOK is the Great War historian at the Canadian War Museum as well as an adjunct research professor at Carleton University. He is the author of the award-winning books No Place to Run and Clio’s Warriors, as well as At the Sharp End: Canadians Fighting the Great War, Volume One, which won the 2007 J. W. Dafoe Prize and the 2008 Ottawa Book Award. Shock Troops: Canadians Fighting the Great War, 1917 – 1918, the second volume in his series on the Great War, was named the winner of The 2009 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction. His latest book, The Madman and the Butcher: Sir Sam Hughes, Sir Arthur Currie, and their War of Reputations, is slated for publication in the fall of 2010. A resident of Ottawa, he and his wife Sarah Klotz have three daughters.
THE MOST RESPECTED name in the Québec translating scene, Sheila Fischman has translated more than 125 works from French to English by such contemporary Québec writers as Roch Carrier, Anne Hébert, and Gaétan Soucy. Next Episode, her translation of Hubert Aquin’s Prochain épisode, won the 2003 CBC Radio Canada Reads competition. She is the recipient of honorary degrees from the University of Ottawa and the University of Waterloo, and the winner of numerous literary awards, including the Governor General’s Literary Award in 1974, 1984, and 1998; the Félix-Antoine Savard Translation Prize in both 1989 and 1990; the 1998 IBBY Award for translation in 1998; and the 2008 Molson Prize in the Arts. Her translations were finalists for the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 1999 and 2006. Named a member of the Order of Canada in 2000 and a chevalier, Ordre nationale du Québec in 2008, she lives in Montréal.