The Writers' Trust of Canada will tonight (November 12) award the year's best in Canadian non-fiction the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize. One of the five nominees profiled below will take home the prestigious award as well as $60,000.
Throughout the run up to the event, CBC Books has been bringing you exclusive content, like Q&As with the authors and competitions like the Feed Your Mind Challenge.
Tonight, the jury - this year including Barbara Amiel Black and Seamus O'Regan - will make the call. Who wins the Hilary Weston Prize? At the gala event at Toronto's Royal Conservatory of Music, everyone will get to see these special profile pieces we have put together. Find out more about each writer, like their process and what inspired them to write these books...
Kamal Al-Solaylee - Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes
Modris Eksteins - Solar Dance: Genius, Forgery, and the Crisis of Truth in the Modern Age
Taras Grescoe - Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile
JJ Lee - The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit
Candace Savage - Geography of Blood: Unearthing Memory from a Prairie Landscape