The B.C. Achievement Foundation revealed the longlist for the 2015 B.C. National Award for Canadian Non-fiction today.
Of 134 books nominated from 33 publishers, the following 10 were selected:
- The Necessary War: Canadians Fighting the Second World War 1939
- One Hour in Paris: A True Story of Rape and Recovery by Karyn L. Freedman (Freehand Books)
- The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection by Michael Harris (HarperCollins Canada)
- Enlightenment 2.0: Restoring Sanity to Our Politics, Our Economy, and Our Lives by Joseph Heath (HarperCollins Canada)
- The Morning After: The 1995 Quebec Referendum and the Day That Almost Was by Chantal Hébert and Jean Lapierre (Knopf Canada)
- Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design by Charles Montgomery (Doubleday Canada)
- Opening Heaven’s Door: What The Dying May Be Trying To Tell Us About Where They’re Going by Patricia Pearson (Random House Canada)
- Between Gods: A Memoir by Alison Pick (Doubleday Canada)
- Circling the Midnight Sun: Culture and Change in the Invisible Arctic by James Raffan (HarperCollins)
- Our Ice Is Vanishing Sikuvut Nunguliqtuq: A History of Inuit, Newcomers, and Climate Change by Shelley Wright (McGill-Queen’s University Press)
This year’s jury comprises Globe and Mail arts editor Jared Bland, journalist and writer John Fraser, and Simon Fraser University chancellor Anne Giardini.
The shortlist will be announced in early December, and the winner be awarded the $40,000 prize at a ceremony in Vancouver in February.