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."
Finalist #4: Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage by Kathleen Winter ( @supremetronic)
Read the SukasaReads Review
Finalist #5: One Day in August: The Untold Story Behind Canada's Tragedy at Dieppe by David O'Keefe ( @Keefer2929)