Award News: 2013 Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction

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Award News: 2013 Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction

Posted on October 2 by Priscila Uppal
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Dundurn Press is proud to announce that Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother by Priscila Uppal has been shortlisted for the 2013 Governor General’s Literary Award in the Nonfiction. Projection, a memoir exploring Priscila’s painful reunion with the mother who abandoned her as a child, has also already been shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction.

The other shortlisted authors in the nonfiction category are as follows: Carolyn Abraham for The Juggler's Children: A Journey into Family, Legend and the Genes that Bind Us, Sandra Djwa for Thomas King for Journey with No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page, Nina Munk for The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty, and Allen Smutylo for The Memory of Water.

 

Each finalist receives $1000. The winner of the $25,000 award will be announced on November 13 at a press conference in Toronto.

 

Priscila Uppal

Posted by AliciaE on October 30, 2014
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Priscila Uppal

Priscila Uppal was an internationally acclaimed poet, prose writer, and playwright. A York University professor and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, she was the author of Ontological Necessities and Cover Before Striking. Her memoir, Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother, was shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Prize and a Governor General’s Award.