Sandra Djwa's Journey With No Maps nominated for Charles Taylor Prize
The shortlist for the 12th annual Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction was announced today, and it includes a work by Vancouver author and SFU professor emeritus Sandra Djwa. The jury placed Djwa’s sweeping new biography of Canadian poet and visual artist P.K. Page, Journey With No Maps, among the five contenders for the prestigious Toronto-based award, which backs up its crystal trophy with a $25,000 chunk of change.
Also nominated are Carol Bishop-Gwyn of Toronto, for The Pursuit of Perfection: A Life of Celia Franca; Ottawa’s Tim Cook, for Warlords: Borden, Mackenzie King, and Canada’s World Wars; as well as a pair of Canadian ex-pats: Ross King (based in Woodstock, England) for Leonardo and The Last Supper, and Andrew Preston (Cambridge, England) for Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy.
The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Toronto on March 4.