30 writers make the 2018 CBC Nonfiction Prize longlist
SEPT. 12, 2018: The 2018 shortlist has been revealed.
Thirty writers have made the longlist for the 2018 CBC Nonfiction Prize. The complete longlist is:
- High Stakes by Christine Barbetta (Toronto, Ont.)
- Bleeding Dogs and Baseball Bats by Julie Birrell (Toronto, Ont.)
- The Last Best Shower by Ashley Bristowe (Calgary, Alta.)
- The Curve of Forgetting by Sheila Brooke (Gulf Islands, B.C.)
- Trigger by Lindsay Burgess (Montreal, Que.)
- On Bill C-104 by Lyle Burwell (Sudbury, Ont.)
- If I wax poetic the pain feels worthwhile by Lily Chang (Montreal, Que.)
- The Routine by Katharine Cukier (Montreal, Que.)
- Kids of 7C by Kate Gies (Toronto, Ont.)
- Guns over China by Michael Hess (Toronto, Ont.)
- The Stepsister by Maggie Jansen (Toronto, Ont.)
- Stages by Jason Jobin (Victoria, B.C.)
- Child Hood by Gare Joyce (Toronto, Ont.)
- Mangle by Amorina Kingdon (Victoria, B.C.)
- In the Peace River Valley by Heather Simeney MacLeod (Kamloops, B.C.)
- Where Things Rise, Unannounced by Erin MacNair (Vancouver, B.C.)
- A Halo, Drifting by Jacob Maybe (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.)
- Acceleration by Anastasia McEwen (Fergus, Ont.)
- How to Catch a Nightcrawler by Kat Main (Calgary, Alta.)
- The Kusi by Jean McNeil (Cape Breton, N.S.)
- Let Her In by Karl Meade (Salt Spring Island, B.C.)
- Easy Family Dinners by Sandra Murdock (Dartmouth, N.S.)
- Birds, More Birds, Cats, and the Birth of Soul by Kati Sidwall (Winnipeg, Man.)
- Waiting by Adam Sol (Toronto, Ont.)
- From Clay by Miles Steyn (Victoria, B.C.)
- April 1977, Cape Breton by Pamela Tarlow-Calder (White Rock, B.C.)
- True Trans by Lee Thomas (Calgary, Alta.)
- Living Room by Barbara Tran (Toronto, Ont.)
- My Friend Hafiz by Tama Ward (Vancouver, Ont.)
- Not Home Vacuuming by Elizabeth Zetlin (Owen Sound, Ont.)
The winner of the 2018 CBC Nonfiction Prize will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, have their story published on CBC Books and attend a writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Four finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their story published on CBC Books.
The longlist was selected by a team of writers and editors from across Canada. The 2018 jury, comprised of Scaachi Koul, Graeme Wood and Kyo Maclear, will select the finalists and winner from the longlist.
The shortlist will be announced on Sept. 12, 2018. The winner will be revealed on Sept. 18, 2018.
The longlist was selected from more than 2,000 English language-submissions. There were more than 4,000 submissions in English and French.
To see the longlist for the French competition, go to Prix du récit Radio-Canada.
The CBC Literary Prizes have been recognizing Canadian writers since 1979. Past winners include Michael Ondaatje, Carol Shields, Michael Winter and Frances Itani.
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