Finalists Named for 12th Annual BC National Non-Fiction Award

Finalists for the 2016 BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction – one of the largest non-fiction book prizes in the country – were announced on behalf of the BC Achievement Foundation. The award carries a prize of $40,000, and each of this year’s finalists will also receive a prize of $5,000.

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The finalists were chosen by an independent jury from among 137 books submitted by 35 publishers from across Canada. The members of the 2016 jury are Anne Giardini, QC, Chancellor of Simon Fraser University; Richard Gwyn, columnist and writer; and Hal Wake, artistic director of the Vancouver Writers Festival.

Now in its 12th year, the award has featured such winners as Thomas King, Modris Eksteins, Charlotte Gill, John Vaillant, Ian Brown, Russell Wangersky, Lorna Goodison, Noah Richler, Rebecca Godfrey, and Patrick Lane.

The jury will announce the winner of the 2016 prize at a special presentation ceremony in Vancouver on February 4, 2016.

“We thank the jury for taking on the daunting task of narrowing a field of 137 outstanding works of imagination and inquiry to a longlist of 10 and now our four remarkable finalists for this year,” said Foundation Chair Keith Mitchell.

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BC's National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction

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