The B.C. Achievement Foundation has announced the shortlist for the B.C. National Award for Canadian Non-fiction.
Chosen from a longlist of 10 titles, the finalists are:
- Bad Animals: A Father’s Accidental Education in Autism by Joel Yanofsky (Viking Canada)
- The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary: A Canadian Story of Resilience and Recovery by Andrew Westoll (HarperCollins Canada)
- Eating Dirt: Deep Forests, Big Timber, and Life with the Tree-Planting Tribe by Charlotte Gill (Greystone Books)
- Human Happiness by Brian Fawcett (Thomas Allen Publishers)
Gill’s Eating Dirt was nominated earlier this year for the inaugural Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for non-fiction. Last month, Bad Animals won the Quebec Writers’ Federation’s Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-fiction.
The winner, who will receive $40,000, will be announced Feb. 6 in Vancouver.