The shortlist includes work by these former National Magazine Award winners and finalists:
- Marcello Di Cintio for Walls: Travels Along the Barricades
- Taras Grescoe for Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile
- Noah Richler for What We Talk About When We Talk About War
- Jeffrey Simpson for Chronic Condition: Why Canada’s Health-Care System Needs to be Dragged into the 21st Century
Peter F. Trent is also nominated for The Merger Delusion: How Swallowing Its Suburbs Made an Even Bigger Mess of Montreal.
Read more about all the finalists and the Writers’ Trust prizes.
The winner of the $25,000 prize will be announced on March 6.