Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction Shortlist
The finalists for the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Nonfiction prize were announced on September 25. It is the most lucrative nonfiction prize in Canada; the winning author receives $60,000 and the remaining nominees receive $5000. The prize is awarded for excellence in nonfiction. Eligible works include history, biography, political or social commentary, memoirs, criticism, as well as personal and journalistic essays.
This year, books on the shortlist will be promoted and sold at 200 Loblaws stores around the country.
The finalists are:
Geography of Blood: Unearthing Memory from a Prairie Landscape by Candace Savage
Intolerable: a Memoir of Extremes by Kamal Al-Solaylee
Solar Dance: Genius, Forgery and the Crisis of Truth in the Modern Age by Modris Eksteins
The winner will be announced in November.