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Charlotte Gray, Thomas King make final cut for Taylor non-fiction prize

B.C. author James Mackinnon is shown at an awards luncheon in Toronto, Monday, Feb.27, 2006. Former Taylor Prize winner MacKinnon of Vancouver is on the short list again THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO/Tom Sandler
January 15, 2014 - 7:40 AM

TORONTO - Ottawa resident Charlotte Gray and Thomas King of Guelph, Ont., are among the finalists for the 2014 RBC Taylor Prize for excellence in non-fiction.

The award was previously called the Charles Taylor prize and is worth $25,000.

Gray is nominated for "The Massey Murder: A Maid, Her Master, and the Trial That Shocked a Country" while King is up for "The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America."

Rounding out the short list is Vancouver's J.B. MacKinnon for "The Once and Future World: Nature As It Was, As It Is, As It Could Be"; Afghanistan-based Globe and Mail reporter Graeme Smith for "The Dogs Are Eating Them Now: Our War in Afghanistan" and David Stouck of Vancouver for Arthur Erickson: An Architect's Life.

The short list was chosen from a long list of 12 titles.

In all, 124 Canadian-authored non-fiction books were submitted by 45 publishers. The winner will be announced March 10.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2014
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