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Writing Unbuilt Hamilton was a homecoming for me. Quite literally. I live in Toronto now, but during a leave I took from my day job to research the book, I spent a lot of time staying with my father — in what turned out to be the final months of his life — in the house in Hamilton I had grown up in. It was appropriate. Decades earlier, that house had started me on the path to the book I was writing.

Canadian authors telling Canadian stories; that's what we love. So naturally, we're thrilled to have a total of five books recognized on the Speaker’s Book Award shortlist. From biographies to current events, these are books that celebrate Ontarians making their mark in this province. Nominees for the Speaker’s Book Award include: