RBC Taylor Prize Announces 2014 Finalists
The RBC Taylor prize short-list has been announced. The award is given "to a non-fiction Canadian author whose book best combines a superb command of the English language, an elegance of style, and a subtlety of thought and perception" www.thecharlestaylorprize.ca. "Jurors have nominated five masterfully written and important works on subjects ranging from a Victorian murder, society's misunderstanding of native peoples, a new approach to our planet's ecology, Canada in Afghanistan and a biography of an iconic architect", Yahoo news.
The five 2014 RBC Taylor Prize short-list finalists are: Charlotte Gray (Ottawa, Ontario) The Massey Murder: A Maid, Her Master, and the Trial That Shocked a Country (HarperCollins); Thomas King (Guelph, Ontario) The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America (Doubleday Canada); J.B. MacKinnon (Vancouver, BC) The Once and Future World: Nature As It Was, As It Is, As It Could Be (Random House Canada); Graeme Smith (Afghanistan) The Dogs Are Eating Them Now: Our War in Afghanistan (Alfred A. Knopf Canada); and David Stouck (Vancouver, BC) Arthur Erickson: An Architect's Life (Douglas & McIntyre). Borrow one of these books from the library today and see if you agree with the juror's choice when they announce the winner on March 10th.