NMA Winners among Charles Taylor Prize finalists

The shortlist for the 11th annual Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction was announced yesterday, and of the five great authors in the running for the honour (and the $25,000 cash prize) several are National Magazine Award laureates.

Andrew Westoll, a 2007 winner in the Travel category for a feature article in explore, is nominated for his new book, The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary.

Charlotte Gill, shortlisted for her tree-planting memoir Eating Dirt, received an Honourable Mention at the 2007 National Magazine Awards for her writing in Vancouver Review.

Both Gill and Westoll are also in the running for the B.C. National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction.

The full list and details of this year’s Charles Taylor finalists can be found here. The winner will be announced March 5.

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