Bush Runner by Mark Bourrie, a local writer and historian, is now a contender in the last RBC Taylor Prize for Non-Fiction! He's written a fascinating account of Radisson, an early explorer with many lives. Had It Coming by Robyn Doolittle, an investigation into unsolved sexual assaults across all Canadian police jurisdictions, garners more acclaim as a nominee for the final time this literary prize will be available. Intended to encourage narrative non-fiction writing, the originator of the RBC Taylor prize has decided that fight has been won after 20 years of prize-giving. Highway of Tears by Jessica McDiarmid also makes the cut on the last shortlist - a searing and compassionate look at the many lost Indigenous girls and women along this heartbreaking road in BC. The Reality Bubble by Ziya Tong, examines our most common blind spots. And finally, The Mosquito, a book about the deadliest predator to humans written by Timothy C. Wineguard caps the list.
Read strong, real life stories grouped together as the RBC Taylor short list, and check out past winners and nominees, too. http://www.rbctaylorprize.ca/homepage.asp
Guaranteed to keep you reading and learning.
Look for the winner on March 2!