The Writers’ Trust of Canada has named the shortlist for the 2017 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-fiction, the country’s richest literary award for the genre.
The shortlisted titles include the debut memoir from children’s author Kyo Maclear, works by renowned journalists Carol Off and Tanya Talaga, a medical memoir by Toronto emergency doctor James Maskalyk, and Ivan Coyote’s “gender-box-defying” memoir-in-stories.
The finalists are:
- Ivan Coyote, Tomboy Survival Guide (Arsenal Pulp Press)
- Kyo Maclear, Birds Art Life (Doubleday Canada)
- James Maskalyk, Life on the Ground Floor: Letters from the Edge of Emergency Medicine (Doubleday Canada)
- Carol Off, All We Leave Behind: A Reporter’s Journey into the Lives of Others (Random House Canada)
- Tanya Talaga, Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City (House of Anansi Press)
The winner of the $60,000 award will be announced Nov. 14 at the Writers’ Trust Awards ceremony at Toronto’s Glenn Gould Studio.