Author Ross King now up for Charles Taylor Prize
Ross King, of Estevan, Sask., receives the Governor General's Literary Award for his book "Leonardo and the Last Supper" from Gov.-Gen. David Johnston at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (The Canadian Press/Fred Chartrand)
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, December 4, 2012 11:29AM EST
TORONTO - Ross King's "Leonardo and The Last Supper," which recently won the Governor General's Literary Award for Non-Fiction, is now in the running for another big literary prize.
The book by the Saskatchewan-raised writer was one of 15 titles that made the long list for the $25,000 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction, released Tuesday.
Other books in the running include "Warlords: Borden, Mackenzie King, and Canada's World Wars," by previous Charles Taylor winner Tim Cook of Ottawa and "What We Talk About When We Talk About War," by Toronto's Noah Richler.
Also on the list is "Solar Dance: Genius, Forgery, and the Crisis of Truth in the Modern Age" by Toronto's Modris Ecksteins. It was a finalist for the recently awarded Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction.
Meanwhile, Sandra Martin of the Globe and Mail received a nod for "Working the Dead Beat: 50 Lives That Changed Canada" as did the Globe's Jeffrey Simpson for "Chronic Condition: Why Canada's Health-Care System Needs to be Dragged Into the 21st Century."
This is the second year that the Charles Taylor Prize has issued a long list.