THE LONGLIST FOR THE SIXTEENTH RBC TAYLOR PRIZE

JUST IN TIME for holiday shopping, Jurors John English, Ann MacMillan, and Colin McAdam have selected a dozen literary non-fiction titles now in contention for the 2017 RBC Taylor Prize.









The longlist for the 2017 RBC Taylor Prize is as follows:
1) Waiting for First Light: My Ongoing Battle with PTSD by ROMEO DALLAIRE (Ottawa, ON), published by Random House Canada
2) By Chance Alone: A Remarkable True Story of Courage and Survival at Auschwitz by MAX EISEN (Toronto, ON), published by HarperCollins Canada
3) Pumpkinflowers: An Israeli Soldier’s Story by MATTI FRIEDMAN (Jerusalem), published by Signal / McClelland & Stewart
4) An Intimate Wilderness: Arctic Voices in a Land of Vast Horizons by NORMAN HALLENDY (Carp, ON), published by Greystone Books
5) Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of Water Lilies by ROSS KING (Oxford, England), published by Bond Street Books
6) The Killer Whale Who Changed the World by MARK LEIREN-YOUNG (Vancouver, BC), published by Greystone Books
7) Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World by MARC RABOY (Montreal, QC), published by Oxford University Press
8) Quinn: The Life of a Hockey Legend, by DAN ROBSON (Toronto, ON), published by Penguin Random House Canada
9) Wait Time: A Memoir of Cancer by KENNETH SHERMAN (Toronto, ON), published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press
10) This Is Not My Life: A Memoir of Love, Prison, and Other Complications by DIANE SCHOEMPERLEN (Kingston, ON), published by HarperCollins Canada
11) Invisible North: The Search for Answers on a Troubled Reserve by ALEXANDRA SHIMO (Toronto, ON), published by Dundurn Press
12) A World We Have Lost: Saskatchewan Before 1905 by BILL WAISER (Saskatoon, SK), published by Fifth House Books

The 2017 RBC Taylor Prize shortlist will be announced at a news conference on January 11 and the 2017 Prize winner will be announced at a gala luncheon and awards ceremony on March 6, 2017. Both events will take place in downtown Toronto.




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KEY
DATES


LONGLIST
FOR THE
2017 PRIZE
ANNOUNCED

Wednesday,
November 30,
2016

SHORTLIST
FOR THE
2017 PRIZE
ANNOUNCED

Wednesday,
January 11,
2017

BEN
MCNALLY’S
AUTHORS BRUNCH

Sunday,
March 5,
2017

WINNER
FOR THE
2017 PRIZE ANNOUNCED

Monday,
March 6,
2017