Three books have been shortlisted for the $10,000 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction, administered annually by Wilfrid Laurier University. The prize recognizes Canadian-authored first or second books with significance to the country.
The shortlist is:
- The Oil Man and the Sea: Navigating the Northern Gateway by Arno Kopecky (Douglas & McIntyre)
- The Memory of Water by Allen Smutylo (Wilfrid Laurier University Press)
- Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter: Growing Up with a Gay Dad by Alison Wearing (Knopf)
The winner will be announced in early September, with a ceremony to take place Nov. 13.