The RBC Taylor Prize, an annual award that honours the best in Canadian literary nonfiction, has revealed its 2019 shortlist. The winner will receive $30,000, and the remaining finalists will each take home $5,000.
The five finalists are:
- Just Let Me Look at You by Bill Gaston
- Jan in 35 Pieces by Ian Hampton
- Lands of Lost Borders by Kate Harris
- All Things Consoled by Elizabeth Hay
- Mamaskatch by Darrel J. McLeod
The jury, comprised of writers Camilla Gibb, Roy MacGregor and former chief justice Beverley McLachlin, read more than 115 books to select this year’s finalists.
The winner of the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize will be announced on March 4, 2019.
The prize winner will select an emerging writer to receive the RBC Taylor Prize Emerging Writer Award. The prize is given to an up-and-coming Canadian writer, who will receive $10,000 and be mentored by the RBC Taylor Prize recipient.