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$25,000 RBC Taylor Prize Nominations Have Been Announced

The five finalists have been announced for RBC @TaylorPrize recognizing excellence in Canadian non-fiction. Winners will be announced March 2nd.

Finalist #1: And Home Was Kariakoo: A Memoir of East Africa by M.G. Vassanji.  
Happy that this one is on the list. Even though I haven't read it, it's a tribute to East Africa, a place near and dear to my heart.

Finalist #2: The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in Our Times by Barbara Taylor. The jury notes, "A haunting tale of madness in the modern age."

Finalist #3: They Left Us Everything: A Memoir by Plum Johnson. The jury notes, "an absorbing memoir of grief, growth and unburdening."