Category: nonfiction

A book by Toronto-based writer and anthropologist Jo Roberts has been shortlisted for the prestigious Dayton Literary Peace Prize, it was announced yesterday.  Roberts is the only Canadian among the twelve finalists for the international award, a list that includes Jesmyn Ward, whose novel Salvage the Bones won the 2011 National Book Award for Fiction, and David Finkel, noted Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.

 “I’m delighted and honoured that my work has been chosen,” said Roberts.


Dundurn Press is proud to announce that Projection: Encounters with my Runaway Mother by Priscila Uppal has been shortlisted for the 2013 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction. Projection, a new memoir exploring Priscila’s bittersweet reunion with the mother who abandoned her as a child, was one of three front list titles that Dundurn acquired in its recent acquisition of Thomas Allen Publishers.

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Jennifer Maruno, author of the recently released Kid Soldier sits down with me to tell me all about her new book. Jennifer is a long-time educator. Her debut novel, When the Cherry Blossoms Fell, was shortlisted for the Hackmatack Award and the Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Readers Choice Award. She is also the author of Warbird, and Cherry Blossom Winter. She lives in Burlington, Ontario

Caitlyn: Tell us about your book.