The longlist has been announced for the 10th annual B.C. National Award for Canadian Non-fiction, worth $40,000. The jury, comprising The Globe and Mail books editor Jared Bland, journalist and author Daphne Bramham, and publishing veteran Anna Porter, selected the 10 titles from more than 140 submissions.
The shortlist will be announced Dec. 11 with the award to be presented in Vancouver in early 2014.
The longlisted books are:
- The Juggler’s Children: A Journey into Family, Legend and the Genes that Bind Us, Carolyn Abrahams (Random House Canada)
- Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life, James Daschuk (University of Regina Press)
- Black Code: Inside the Battle for Cyberspace, Ronald J. Deibert (McClelland & Stewart)
- The Book of Immortality: The Science, Belief, and Magic Behind Living Forever, Adam Leith Gollner (Doubleday Canada)
- The Massey Murder: A Maid, Her Master, and the Trial That Shocked a Country, Charlotte Gray (HarperCollins Canada)
- Nocturne: On the Life and Death of My Brother, Helen Humphreys (HarperCollins Canada)
- The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America, Thomas King (Doubleday Canada)
- The Once and Future World: Nature As It Was, As It Is, As It Could Be, J.B. MacKinnon (Random House Canada)
- The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914, Margaret MacMillan (Allen Lane Canada)
- The Dogs Are Eating Them Now: Our War in Afghanistan, Graeme Smith (Knopf Canada)