Taylor Prize Takes A Turn For The Tragic

“This much can be said with certainty: The CAN$25,000 2006 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-fiction, the richest prize of its type in Canada, will go to a book with a tragic story at its core. The four short-listed nominees, announced yesterday in Toronto… include James Chatto’s The Greek for Love: A Memoir of Corfu; Laura M. Mac Donald’s Curse of the Narrows: The Halifax Explosion of 1917; J.B. MacKinnon’s Dead Man in Paradise; and John Terpstra’s The Boys: or, Waiting for the Electrician’s Daughter.