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Sandra Martin wins 2017 B.C. National Award for Canadian Non-fiction

Martin with Hon. Peter Fassbender, B.C.’s Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development (courtesy of the B.C. Achievement Foundation)

Martin with Peter Fassbender, B.C.’s minister of community, sport and cultural development (B.C. Achievement Foundation)

The Globe & Mails Sandra Martin was named the recipient of the 2017 B.C. National Award for Canadian Non-fiction for A Good Death: Making the Most of Our Final Choices (HarperCollins). The book examines the right to die movement internationally through the personal stories of its advocates.

Martin accepted her $40,000 prize at a ceremony in Vancouver on Jan. 26, alongside finalists Taras Grescoe, for Shanghai Grand: Forbidden Love and International Intrigue on the Eve of the Second World War (Harper Avenue); Robert Moor, for On Trails: An Exploration (Patrick Crean Editions); and Alexandra Shimo, for Invisible North: The Search for Answers on a Troubled Reserve (Dundurn Press). Each finalist received $5,000.