31 writers make the 2019 CBC Nonfiction Prize longlist
Thirty-one writers have made the longlist for the 2019 CBC Nonfiction Prize. The complete longlist is:
- Expecting by Anne Baldo (Windsor, Ont.)
- Original Copy by Hugh Blackthorne (Victoria)
- Slow Violence by Jenny Boychuk (Victoria)
- The Weight on My Shoulders by Halah Butt (Milton, Ont.)
- Road Trip Home by Chantal Daniels-Batt (Ottawa)
- The Archaeologist's Last Visit by Machenka Eriksen (Victoria)
- Say My Name, Say My Name Right by Sanita Fejzić (Ottawa)
- You Just Never Know by Silvia Fiorita-Smith (Pointe-Claire, Que.)
- The Boondock Harvest 1966 by Larry Gibbs (King, Ont.)
- The Monster by Talia Gukert (Calgary)
- Where There's Smoke by Cathrin Hagey (Saskatoon)
- I've Been Out Walking by Matthew Hague (Toronto)
- The Chemo Country Club by Karen Jury (Ajax, Ont.)
- The Proper Storage of Kimchi by Sang Kim (Toronto)
- At Core We Think They Will Kill Us by Doretta Lau (Burnaby, B.C.)
- Chasing Dragons by Laura Manuel (Edmonton)
- Pictures in the "sad chapters" of Canadian history by Jennifer Matsunaga (Ottawa)
- The Long Driveway by Kathleen May (Huntsville, Ont.)
- Reindeer at the Colloquium by Christine Mazumdar (Montreal)
- To the Uninitiated by Tracey McGillivray (Toronto)
- Nineteen Sixty-Eight by Melanie Murray (Kelowna, B.C.)
- Fireweed by Michelle Porter (St. John's)
- Waiting at Al Wattayah by Ward Reddick (Vancouver)
- Identity Dreams by Sheena Robinson (Nanaimo, B.C.)
- Generation Congee by Donna Seto (Vancouver)
- The Raffish Queen by Haley Steinberg (Toronto)
- The Birthday Party by Emily Stillwell (Toronto)
- Ilnu by Avery Velez (Ottawa)
- Mexican Parade by Kelly Watt (Rockton, Ont.)
- Landfall by Izabela Wlodarczyk (Mississauga, Ont.)
- I Lived With a Dead Man in My House by Izabella Zalewski (Kelowna, B.C.)
The winner of the 2019 CBC Nonfiction Prize will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, have their work published on CBC Books and attend a two-week 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 work published on CBC Books.
The shortlist will be announced on Sept. 18, 2019. The winner will be revealed on Sept. 25, 2019.
The longlist was selected from more than 2,200 English-language submissions by a team of readers from across Canada. The finalists and eventual winner will be selected by the jury from this longlist.
The 2019 jury is comprised of Harold R. Johnson, Elizabeth Renzetti and Mark Sakamoto.
To see the longlist for the French competition, go to Prix du récit Radio-Canada.