Friday, October 7, 2011 |
UPDATE: These polls are now closed. Check out our other polls on our featured polls page!
The Charles Taylor Prize, inaugurated in 2000, honours the best in Canadian literary non-fiction. Originally awarded every two years, this prestigious honour became an annual event in 2004. Winners of the award receive $25,000 and each finalist is awarded $2,000.
The award is named after renowned journalist Charles P.B. Taylor. Taylor's wife Noreen created the award in his honour, after his death in 1997.
Below the jump, you will find 10 polls, one for each year the prize has been given out. In each poll, vote for the book you'd most like to see on the Canada Reads: True Stories list.
You can vote once per poll and the polls close on Thursday, October 13 at midnight ET.
Each vote counts as one point. Books accumulate points based on polls and recommendations. The 40 books with the most support will be named the Canada Reads: True Stories Top 40.
In 2000, the winner was Wayne Johnston for Baltimore's Mansion.
In 2002, the winner was Carol Shields for her biography, Jane Austen.
In 2004, the prize announced it would be awarded annually. The winner was Isabel Huggan for Belonging: Home Away from Home.
In 2005, the winner was Charles Montgomery for The Last Heathen: Encounters with Ghosts and Ancestors in Melanesia.
In 2006, J.B. MacKinnon won for Dead Man in Paradise.
In 2007, Rudy Wiebe won for Of This Earth: A Mennonite Boyhood in the Boreal Forest.
In 2008, Richard Gwyn won for his biography, John A.: The Man Who Made Us: The Life and Times of John A. Macdonald, Vol. One: 1815-1867.
In 2009, Tim Cook won for Shock Troops: Canadians Fighting the Great War 1917-1918.
In 2010, Ian Brown won for The Boy in the Moon: A Father's Search For His Disabled Son.
In 2011, Charles Foran won for Mordecai: The Life & Times.
Which books did you vote for? Let us know in the comments below!