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Sandra Martin is in the running for the $10,000 John W. Dafoe Book Prize.
Sandra Martin is in the running for the $10,000 John W. Dafoe Book Prize.

Sandra Martin, Robert Wright among finalists for Dafoe Book Prize Add to ...

Broadcaster and journalist Sandra Martin is in the running for another big literary prize for her non-fiction book on assisted death.

Martin’s “A Good Death: Making the Most of Our Final Choices” (HarperCollins) made the short list for the $10,000 John W. Dafoe Book Prize on Wednesday.

In January, it won the $40,000 British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction.

Other finalists for the Dafoe Book Prize include Robert Wright for “Trudeaumania: The Rise to Power of Pierre Elliott Trudeau” (HarperCollins).

John Boyko made the cut for “Cold Fire: Kennedy’s Northern Front” (Knopf Canada) and Asa McKercher is a finalist with “Camelot and Canada: Canadian-American Relations in the Kennedy Era” (Oxford University Press).

The short list is rounded out by Adam Lajeunesse for “Lock, Stock, and Icebergs: A History of Canada’s Arctic Maritime Sovereignty” (University of British Columbia Press).

The winner will be named later in the spring and get the award at a dinner in May.

The prize is named after a prominent Canadian editor and honours non-fiction titles concerning Canada.

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