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Rosemary Sullivan, Ian Brown among 2016 RBC Taylor Prize finalists

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RBC Taylor Prize founder Noreen Taylor (photo: Tom Sandler)

The shortlist for the annual RBC Taylor Prize, recognizing the best in Canadian literary non-fiction, was announced this morning at a press conference in Toronto. The finalists include several high-profile authors, including journalist Ian Brown, who won the prize six years ago for The Boy in the Moon: A Father’s Search for His Disabled Son (Random House Canada), and biographer Rosemary Sullivan, who won the 2015 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-fiction for her Taylor nominated title, Stalin’s Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva (HarperCollins Canada).

Selected by jurors Susanne Boyce, Joseph Kertes, and Stephen J. Toope from a 12-title longlist, the finalists are as follows:

Each finalist receives $2,000. The winner of the $25,000 purse will be announced at a luncheon on March 7 at Toronto’s Omni King Edward Hotel.