Monday, 12 December 2011

Where are the Charles Taylor Prize Longlist Authors From?

ANSWER? FROM ALL ACROSS CANADA (but heavy from British Columbia)
1.  Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter by Carmen Aguirre, published by Douglas & McIntyre
Carmen Aguirre is a Vancouver based author and playright. She is originally from Chile
2.  Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest by Wade Davis, published by Knopf Canada
Wade Davis is a Vancouver based author and explorer. He is currently the Explorer in Residence at the National Geographic Society in Washington
3.  The Patrol: Seven Days in the Life of a Canadian Soldier in Afghanistan by Ryan Flavelle, published by HarperCollins
Ryan Flavelle is a Canadian Vet and lives in Calgary
4.  Eating Dirt: Deep Forests, Big Timber, and Life with the Tree-Planting Tribe by Charlotte Gill, published by Greystone Books
Charlotte Gill lives on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia
5.  Nation Maker: Sir John A. MacDonald: His Life, Our Times Volume Two: 1867 - 1891 by Richard Gwyn, published by Random House Canada
Author and Toronto Star columnist Richard Gwyn lives in Toronto’s Cabbagetown
6.  The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit by J. J. Lee, published by McClelland & Stewart
JJ LEE is the menswear columnist for the Vancouver Sun and broadcasts a weekly fashion column for CBC Radio in Vancouver.  He lives in New Westminister

7.  Facing the Hunter: Reflections on a Misunderstood Way of Life by David Adams Richards, published by Doubleday Canada
David Adams Richards was born and raised New Brunswick.  The Order of Canada author lives in Fredricton
8.  Why Not? Fifteen Reasons to Live by Ray Robertson, published by Biblioasis
Ray Robertson is from Chatham Ontario and currently calls the town home
9.  Afflictions and Departures: Essays by Madeline Sonik, published by Anvil Press
Canadian author Madleine Sonik was born in Detroit and lives in Victoria BC
10.                The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary: A Canadian Story of Resilience and Recovery by Andrew Westoll, published by HarperCollins
The primatologist, and author lives in toronto
11.                Bad Animals: A Father's Accidental Education in Autism by Joel Yanofsky, published by Viking Canada
Joel Yanofsky lives in Montreal

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