Creative Nonfiction Prize
Your judges for the 2013 Creative Nonfiction Competition
Last week we presented you with the shortlist for the 2013 Creative Nonfiction Competition, and asked for you to vote for your favourite story. We’ll be announcing the winner of the public vote later this week, but until then we thought we would introduce you to three writers whose job it is to pick the Grand Prize winner.
Ross King is the author of eight books, including studies of Italian, French and Canadian art and architecture. He has twice won the Governor-General's Award for Non-Fiction, most recently in 2012 for Leonardo and The Last Supper.
JJ Lee is the author of the memoir The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son. It was shortlisted for the 2011 Governor-General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction, the 2012 Charles Taylor Prize for Non-Fiction, the 2011 BC Book Prizes Hubert Evans Prize for Non-Fiction, and the 2012 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize. He writes essays for ELLE Canada and The National Post and is a National Magazine Awards winner.
Jan Wong divides her time between Toronto and Fredericton, where she is a journalism professor at St. Thomas University, Canada’s only liberal arts undergraduate university. Previously a reporter and foreign correspondent, she is a columnist for the Halifax Chronicle Herald and Toronto Life. Her non-fiction bestsellers include Red China Blues; Jan Wong's China; Lunch With Jan Wong; Beijing Confidential and, most recently, Out of the Blue: A Memoir of Workplace Depression, Recovery, Redemption and, Yes, Happiness.
The Grand Prize winner will be announced on Monday, July 22.
Photo credits: Melissa Stephens (JJ Lee), George Whiteside (Jan Wong)