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RBC Taylor Prize Reveals 10 Title 2019 Longlist

RBC Taylor Prize 2019

Earlier today, the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize jurors, Camilla Gibb, Roy MacGregor, and Beverley McLachlin, announced the longlist for the eighteenth edition of the venerable non-fiction prize. 

They jury selected the hefty 10-title list from over 100 submissions, praising the chosen books as "breath-taking in their range of topics... There is remarkable achievement here and we hope readers will celebrate that with us."

Two independent publishers - Porcupine's Quill and Dundurn Press - made appearances on the longlist. Notable titles on the list include recent Weston Prize winner Elizabeth Hay's All Things Consoled: A Daughter's Memoir and former Governor General David Johnston's Trust: Twenty Ways to Build a Better Country.

The 2019 RBC Taylor Prize longlist:

  • Son of a Critch: A Childish Newfoundland Memoir, by Mark Critch, published by Viking/Penguin Canada
  • Just Let Me Look at You: On Fatherhood, by Bill Gaston, published by Hamish Hamilton/Penguin Canada
  • Jan in 35 Pieces: A Memoir in Music, by Ian Hampton, published by Porcupine’s Quill
  • Lands of Lost Borders: Out of Bounds on the Silk Roads, by Kate Harris, published by Knopf Canada
  • All Things Consoled: A Daughter’s Memoir, by Elizabeth Hay, published by McClelland & Stewart
  • Trust: Twenty Ways to Build a Better Country, by David Johnston, published by Signal/M&S
  • Seeking the Fabled City: The Canadian Jewish Experience, by Allan Levine, published by McClelland and Stewart
  • Power, Prime Ministers and the Press: The Battle for Truth on Parliament Hill, by Robert Lewis, published by Dundurn Press
  • Heart Berries: A Memoir, by Terese Marie Mailhot, published by Doubleday Canada
  • Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age, by Darrel McLeod, published by Douglas & MacIntyre

The shortlist will be announced on January 9, 2019, and the winner at a gala luncheon on March 4. Stay tuned for non-fiction news in the New Year!