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CBC announces 2016 Creative Non-fiction Prize jury

Drew Hayden Taylor (Photo: Tom King)

Juror Drew Hayden Taylor (Photo: Tom King)

CBC has announced the judging panel for this year’s Creative Non-fiction Prize: Writers’ Union of Canada chair and writer Brian Brett‚ Governor General’s Literary Award–winning author Diane Schoemperlen‚ and novelist Drew Hayden Taylor. The award is presented to the author of a short‚ unpublished work in the genre.

The prize longlist will be released Aug. 31‚ and the shortlist‚ Sept. 14. Each finalist will receive $1,000. The winner of a $6,000 purse‚ publication in Air Canada’s enRoute magazine‚ and a spot at the 10-day Banff Writing Residency will be revealed Sept. 21.