10 B.C. authors named to CBC Nonfiction Prize longlist

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Ten authors with B.C. ties have been named to the longlist for the CBC Nonfiction Prize.

The local authors include: Adrienne Gruber of Bowen Island; Christine Lowther of Tofino; Finnian Burnett of Princeton; Jane Potter of Victoria; Laurita Love of Penticton; Libby Gunn of Gabriola Island; former Vancouverite Kelly S. Thompson; Therese DesCamps of New Denver; Louie Leyson and Yvonne Tang, both of Surrey.

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The B.C. writers join a larger collection of 38 authors from across the country to make the longlist for the annual book prize, which is held in partnership with the Canada Council for the Arts. The winner receives $6,000 from the arts council, will have their work published on CBC Books and will be invited to attend a two-week writing residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point, 

The winner will be announced on September 21.

Check out the full list of authors and titles named to this year’s longlist below:

  • Performing Umrah: The Minor Pilgrimage by Herman Aamir (Saskatoon)
  • Your Smell by Filomena Acosta (Milton, Ont.)
  • The Monarch and the Matriarch by Tay Aly Jade (Ottawa)
  • Good Morning Relatives by Arlea Ashcroft (Winnipeg)
  • Reaching for Grace Through Guided Meditation by Laurie Bedard (St-Basile-le-Grand, Que.)
  • Geometry of Meaning by Oleksandra Budna (Toronto)
  • That Poor Girl by Finnian Burnett (Princeton, B.C.)
  • It’s not Me … It’s You by Marites Carino (Montreal)
  • Troublesome Tit by Susan Carpenter (Calgary)
  • A Mi’kmaq Memoir by Krista Collier-Jarvis (Hackett’s Cove, N.S.)
  • Singing the Red Dress Song by Therese DesCamp (New Denver, B.C.)
  • Ta’aruf by Saddal Diab (Montreal)
  • Asylum by Line Dufour (Cap Santé, Que.)
  • Cellophane by Stephanie Duong (Toronto)
  • Escape to Kabul by Shams Erfan (Toronto)
  • How to be a 25-year-old Girl by Megan Gallant (Maple Leaf, Ont.)
  • Clocks by Adrienne Gruber (Bowen Island, B.C.)
  • My Northern Outhouse by Libby Gunn (Gabriola Island, B.C.)
  • Can’t Fight the Ocean by Byron Hamel (Winnipeg)
  • Free or Less by Lindsey Harrington (Dartmouth, N.S.)
  • Language Matters by Carolyn Higgins (Fredericton)
  • Leeward Lessons by Roxane Hudon (Fogo Island, NL)
  • You’re Going to Dance with Me by Michèle Irwin (Toronto)
  • Survivor’s Guilt by Gwen Lamont (Owen Sound, Ont.)
  • Glossary for an Aswang by Louie Leyson (Surrey, B.C.)
  • Dancing Under the Chemo Tree by Laurita Love (Penticton, B.C.)
  • Environmental Services by Christine Lowther (Tofino, B.C.)
  • Deaf Girl by Lauren McNamara (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.)
  • Island Girl by Murgatroyd Monaghan (Ontario)
  • Red Shoe by Marina Nemat (Aurora, Ont.)
  • Expectation by Jane Potter (Victoria)
  • Black Diamond by Barbara Joan Scott (Calgary)
  • kisâkihitin by Crystal Semaganis (Temagami, Ont.)
  • I am Alice by Alice Switocz Goldbloom (Montreal)
  • Little Boats by Yvonne Tang (Surrey, B.C.)
  • Missing and Presumed Drowned by Alister Thomas (Toronto)
  • The Edge of Change by Kelly S. Thompson (Colorado Springs, Colorado)
  • Paper Nautilus by Christine Wunderli (St. John’s)


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