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Videos: 5 authors, 5 books: Meet the nominees for this year's Taylor Prize

The Globe's John Barber chatted with this year's nominees for this year's Charles Taylor Prize ahead of next week's winner's announcement. From our country in wartime to a little-known heroine, these nominees represent the best of Canadian literary non-fiction.

Author Tim Cook discusses what distinguished Canadian leaders during the two world wars

Author Andrew Preston explains how his Canadian-ism affects his understanding of American history

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Author Ross King talks to Arts reporter John Barber about the thrill of being nominated for the Charles Taylor award for literary non-fiction

Sandra Dwja talks about her biography on poet P.K. Page

Carol Bishop-Gwyn, author of 'The Pursuit of Perfection: A Life of Celia Franca,' explains that it was easy for to add literary elements to her non-fiction book since Franca was larger than life as a person

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