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Writers with B.C. connections have dominated the 2023 CBC Nonfiction Prize.
Of the five finalists named B.C. is or has been home to four of the authors.
The Grand Prize winner, announced Sept. 21, will receive a $6,000 cash prize from the Canada Council for the Arts and a two-week writing residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island.
The finalists are: That Poor Girl by Finnian Burnett (Princeton); Glossary for an Aswang by Louie Leyson (Surrey); Environmental Services by Christine Lowther (Tofino); The Edge of Change by Kelly S. Thompson (formerly of Vancouver) and Black Diamond by Barbara Joan Scott (Calgary).
Finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their work published by CBC Books.
The entries were selected from more than 2,000 submissions received from across Canada. The public can read the shortlisted texts on cbcbooks.ca.
The 2023 CBC Nonfiction Prize jurors are Eternity Martis, David A. Robertson, and Merilyn Simonds.
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