The shortlist for the 2010 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-fiction has been announced. The $10,000 award, administered by Wilfrid Laurier University, recognizes Canadian writers of first or second works of creative non-fiction with Canadian significance. The shortlisted titles are:
- Lakeland: Journeys into the Soul of Canada, by Allan Casey (Greystone Books),
- A Very Capable Life: The Autobiography of Zarah Petri, by John Leigh Walters(Athabasca University Press)
- Smiling Bears: A Zookeeper Explores the Behaviour and Emotional Life of Bears, by Else Poulsen
The winner will be announced Oct. 11.