Past recipients include Elie Wiesel, Marilynne Robinson, and Louise Erdrich.
Filmmaker Michelle Latimer on helming adaptations of Eden Robinson’s Trickster series and Thomas King’s The Inconvenient Indian.
University of Alberta Press was also honoured with the Mel Hurtig Publisher of the Year award.
The library is the hub of a school, vital to students’ academic and emotional growth, and a critical support to educators – especially during COVID-19.
The $2,500 award is organized by the Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable.
The prize, which is worth more than $40,000, celebrates non-fiction that contributes to global cultural understanding.
Booksellers, authors, and publishers in New Brunswick will rally for local books.