non-fiction

Category: non-fiction

I didn’t tell anyone at my job that I had been committed to a psychiatric ward until two years after the fact. I’ve worked for small teams and startups for most of my career – mostly focused in tech and education, and now supporting parents at Toronto co-working space The Workaround. I didn’t want others to judge whether I was equipped to do my job based on what happened while I was away.

When I was first faced with the prospect of writing a book about the history of a department store, I figured that it would be easy. I would tell about the stores, their size, their architectural style, and how their appearance changed over the years. However, since research also involves talking with real human beings, I learned that these sadly-missed institutions housed much more than just hosiery or pots and pans. They were the workplace, shopping center, and dining spot for real people, places where anything could happen. And it often did!

 

Dundurn Press is pleased to announce that two of its titles, Haunted Hamilton by Mark Leslie and Empty Cradle by Diana Walsh, have been nominated for the Hamilton Arts Council Literary Award for Non-fiction. They are joined in the non-fiction category by one other finalist: Hamilton Illustrated by David Collier.

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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.

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