2014 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize longlist announced

Thirty-five writers are on the longlist for the 2014 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize.

Thirty-five writers are on the longlist for the 2014 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize. 

One of them will win the Grand Prize: $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, publication in Air Canada's enRoute magazine, and a two-week writing residency at The Banff Centre. Four other finalists will receive $1,000 each. 

The longlisted works of nonfiction are (in alphabetical order by author):

  • "Brown Girl" by Sonja Boon (St. John's, NL)
  • "Bite Down, Careful Ghosts" by Jenny Boychuk (Sorrento, BC)
  • "Mints After the Meal" by Ali Bryan (Calgary, AB)
  • "February" by Jennifer Clark (Calgary, AB)
  • "Elvis's Twin" by Russell Cobb (Edmonton, AB)
  • "Collapse of the Wave Function" by Emma DeZordi (Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC)
  • "Some Distant World" by Brandee Eubank (New Brigden, AB)
  • "The Pauper" by Izzy Ferguson (Dundas, ON)
  • "A Choice to do the Right Thing" by Henry Gold (Toronto, ON)
  • "Hands Across the Border" by Jane Griffith (Toronto, ON)
  • "Where I am From" by Sarah Habben (St. Albert, AB)
  • "The Hunter and the Swan" by Patti-Kay Hamilton (Fort Smith, NWT)
  • "Dynamite Days" by Gord Harrison (Nobel, ON)
  • "The Best Defense" by Tim Hoare (Ottawa, ON)
  • "Holy Ghost" by Amanda Leduc (Hamilton, ON)
  • "The Drifter" by Matt Lennox (Toronto, ON)
  • "Playing with Fireball" by Jon Lovett-Doust (North Bay, ON)
  • "Consumption" by Geraldine MacDonald (Kingston, ON)
  • "Great Granny" by Dianne Meili (Stony Plain, AB)
  • "The Sun in my Heart, the Rain in my Eyes: Letters to an English Soldier" by Goldie Morgentaler (Lethbridge, AB)
  • "You Would Make a Good Jesuit" by Sarah Xerar Murphy (Bocabec, NB)
  • "The Closeness of Winter" by Janhabi Nandy (Ottawa, ON)
  • "Mirror Mirror" by Rita Parikh (Victoria, BC)
  • "The Taxidermist" by Cindy Phan (Toronto, ON)
  • "My Freezer" by Nora Rosenthal (Montreal, QC)
  • "Four Photos" by Kelsey Savage (Vancouver, BC)
  • "Bird Song" by Ivy Shawl-Song (Wabamun, AB)
  • "Float" by Jane Slemon (Vancouver, BC)
  • "Camels for Freedom" by Star Spider (Toronto, ON)
  • "Salima" by Deborah Sudul (Calgary, AB)
  • "Losing Leanne" by Diane Terrana (Mississauga, ON)
  • "Assorted Pieces: Things I've Learned in 9 Years as a Paramedic" by Melissa Vose (Port McNeill, BC)
  • "Where the Highway Ends" by Michael Ward (Sault Ste. Marie, ON)
  • "Second Time Around" by Patricia Webb (Port Moody, BC)
  • "The Fear of Bears" by Keri Whitehead (Seton Portage, BC)

Congratulations to everyone who's made the list, and thank you to everyone who participated!

We'd also like to thank this year's readers: Taiaiake Alfred, Curtis Gillespie, Chris Gudgeon, Trevor Herriot, Cathy Ostlere, Taqralik Partridge, Shelagh Plunkett and Ayelet Tsabari. 


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