Toronto Star’s Tonya Talaga shortlisted for RBC Taylor prize for non-fiction

The Toronto Star’s Tanya Talaga, author of Seven Fallen Feathers, about Indigenous teens who died in and near Thunder Bay, is one of five writers who have been shortlisted for the 2016 RBC Taylor Prize for non-fiction.

Talaga’s book has been a favourite not only among readers — it’s been steadily on the Toronto Star’s Bestsellers lists since its release at the end of September — but also among prize jurors.

In addition to the Taylor Prize nod, Seven Fallen Feathers has been shortlisted for the Writers’ Trust Hilary Weston Prize; was a finalist for the 2018 B.C. National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction; a finalist for the 2017 Speaker’s Book Award; and is longlisted for the 2018 Canada Reads competition.

The winner will be named at a gala luncheon on Feb. 26 at the Omni King Edward hotel in Toronto.

You can read more about her book and nomination here.