Previous Winners


2016
Rosemary Sullivan
Stalin's Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva

2015
Karyn L. Freedman
One Hour in Paris: A True Story of Rape and Recovery

2014
Thomas King
The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America

2013
Modris Eksteins
Solar Dance: Genius, Forgery, and the Crisis of Truth in the Modern Age

2012
Charlotte Gill
Eating Dirt: Deep Forests, Big Timber, and Life with the Tree-Planting Tribe

2011
John Vaillant
The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival

2010
Ian Brown
The Boy in the Moon: A Father's Search for His Disabled Son

2009
Russell Wangersky
Burning Down the House: Fighting Fires and Losing Myself

2008
Lorna Goodison
From Harvey River: A Memoir of My Mother and Her People

2007
Noah Richler
This Is My Country, What's Yours?
A Literary Atlas of Canada


2006
Rebecca Godfrey
Under the Bridge:
The True Story of the Murder of Reena Virk


2005
Patrick Lane
There Is a Season
A Memoir in a Garden



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