THE LONGLIST FOR THE SEVENTEENTH RBC TAYLOR PRIZE ANNOUNCED

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Read the jury citations for the ten books here









The Longlisted books for the 2018 RBC Taylor Prize are:
1) Island of the Blue Foxes: Disaster and Triumph on Bering's Great Voyage to Alaska by Stephen R. Bown (Canmore, AB), published by Douglas & McIntyre
2) How to Fall in Love with Anyone by Mandy Len Catron (Vancouver, BC), published by Simon & Schuster
3) Yardwork: A Biography of an Urban Place by Daniel Coleman (Hamilton, ON), published by Wolsak and Wynn Publishers
4) The Marriott Cell: An Epic Journey from Cairo's Scorpion Prison to Freedom by Mohamed Fahmy (Vancouver, BC) and Carol Shaben (Vancouver, BC), published by Random House Canada
5) Solitude: A Singular Life in a Crowded World by Michael Harris (Vancouver, BC), published by Doubleday Canada
6) Life on the Ground Floor: Letters From the Edge of Emergency Medicine by James Maskalyk (Toronto, ON), published by Doubleday Canada
7) A History of Canada in Ten Maps: Epic Stories of Charting a Mysterious Land by Adam Shoalts (Fenwick, ON), published by Allen Lane Canada / Penguin Random House Canada
8) Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City, by Tanya Talaga (Toronto, ON), published by House of Anansi Press
9) In the Name of Humanity by Max Wallace (Toronto, ON), published by Allen Lane Canada / Penguin Random House Canada
10) Apron Strings: Navigating Food and Family in France, Italy, and China by Jan Wong (Fredericton, NB), published by Goose Lane Edition
     The RBC Taylor Prize Shortlist will be announced at a news conference on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, and the winner revealed at a gala luncheon on Monday February 26, 2018.Both events will be held at the Omni King Edward Hotel in downtown Toronto.
    The presenting sponsor of the RBC Taylor Prize is RBC Wealth Management. The media sponsors are The Globe and Mail, Cision, The Huffington Post Canada, Maclean's magazine, Quill & Quire magazine; its in-kind sponsors are Ben McNally Books, Event Source, IFOA, The Omni King Edward Hotel, and the Toronto Public Library BoardBoard.




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KEY
DATES


LONGLIST
FOR THE
2018 PRIZE
ANNOUNCED

Wednesday,
December 6,
2016

SHORTLIST
FOR THE
2018 PRIZE
ANNOUNCED

Wednesday,
January 10,
2018

BEN
MCNALLY’S
AUTHORS BRUNCH

Sunday,
February 25,
2018

WINNER
FOR THE
2018 PRIZE ANNOUNCED

Monday,
February 26,
2018