Finalists for B.C. Non-Fiction Prize

Rape, referendum, climate change among topics of B.C. Non-Fiction finalists

  • Dec. 10, 2014 4:00 p.m.

The cover for 'One Hour in Paris: A True Story of Rape and Recovery' by Canadian author Kathryn Freedman.

By The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – A first-person account of a rape, a look at the 1995 referendum and a study of climate change are among the finalists for the B.C. National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, worth a whopping $40,000.

“The Morning After: The 1995 Quebec Referendum and the Day That Almost Was” (Knopf Canada), written by newspaper columnist Chantal Hebert with Jean Lapierre, looks at what might have happened had the “yes” side won.

“One Hour In Paris” (Freehand Books), by Guelph University professor Karyn L. Freedman, examines rape and sexual violence through the prism of the author’s experience.

James Raffan’s “Circling the Midnight Sun: Culture and Change in the Invisible Arctic” (Harper Collins) is a study of those most affected by climate change.

Rounding out the list is Alison Pick’s exploration of religion “Between Gods: A Memoir” (Doubleday Canada).

The short list was selected by a jury made up of Globe and Mail arts editor Jared Bland, journalist John Fraser and Anne Giardini, who is a writer and the Chancellor of Simon Fraser University.

The winner will be announced in February.

Just Posted

Autism support dog helps Langford boy hold his head high

Family shares story for Autism Awareness Month

Give your immunity a boost for National Immunization Awareness Week

Immunize Canada calls on Canadians to stay up to date with their immunizations

Bear sightings historically rare in Langford: City staff

51 bear complaints or sightings in last year

Families hop over to Easter celebrations at Millstream Village

Annual Easter Eggstravaganza had lineups before 11 a.m.

Parishioners bear the weight of a large wooden cross on Good Friday

Good Friday Passion Procession winds through streets of Victoria

WATCH: Movie star and PACE alum Calum Worthy talks musical theatre and his career

“American Vandal” and “Austin and Ally” actor has been returning to the program for over 20 years

POLL: How often does your family use BC Ferries?

Navigating the lineups for BC Ferries is a way of life for… Continue reading

Crime Stoppers most wanted for Greater Victoria for the week of April 16

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

B.C. RCMP receive application for Police Cat Services

RCMP announced the launch of the Police Cat Services unit as an April fools joke

Kirkland Signature veggie burgers recalled due to possible metal fragments

Recalled products came in 1.7 kg packages with a best before date of Apr. 23, 2019

Parents of 13 who tortured children get life after hearing victims

One of their daughters fled their home and pleaded for help to a 911 operator

Flooding, climate change force Quebecers to rethink relationship with water

Compensation for victims of recurring floods limit to 50% of a home’s value, or a maximum of $100,000

Storms blast South, where tornadoes threaten several states

9.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia at a moderate risk of severe weather

Private cargo ship brings Easter feast to the space station

There are three Americans two Russians and one Canadian living on the space station

Most Read