The Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction

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2019


Winner

The Ghost Garden (Random House Canada) by  Susan Doherty

shortlisted

The Organist (University of Regina Press) by  Mark Abley
nîtisânak (Metonymy Press) by  Lindsay Nixon

Jury

Mark Medley
Scott Moodie
Erin Wunker

2018


Winner

In Praise of Blood (Random House Canada) by  Judi Rever

shortlisted

Policing Black Lives: State Violence In Canada from Slavery to the Present (Fernwood Publishing) by  Robyn Maynard
Sitting Shiva on Minto Avenue, by ‘Toots’ (New Star Books) by  Erín Moure

Jury

Nigel Hunt (Toronto)
Marcello Di Cintio (Calgary)
Anne Lagacé Dowson (Montreal)

2017


shortlisted

Tax, Order, and Good Government: A New Political History of Canada, 1867 – 1917 (McGill-Queen's University Press) by  E.A. Heaman
The Commander: Fawzi al-Qawuqji and the Fight for Arab Independence, 1914 – 1948 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) by  Laila Parsons

Jury

Chris Frey
Rod MacLeod
Rebecca Margolis

2016


Winner

A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age (Allen Lane Canada, Penguin Random House Canada) by  Daniel J. Levitin

shortlisted

Shanghai Grand (HarperCollins Publishers Ltd) by  Taras Grescoe
Indigenous Writes (HighWater Press (an imprint of Portage & Main Press)) by  Chelsea Vowel

Jury

Andrea Bennett
Peter Knegt
Taylor Lambert

2015


shortlisted

The Permanent Nature of Everything: A Memoir (McGill-Queen's University Press) by  Judith Cowan
Boundless (House of Anansi Press) by  Kathleen Winter

Jury

Joan McGilvray
Bruce Symaka
Peter McFarlane

2014


Winner

The Morning After: The 1995 Quebec Referendum and the Day that Almost Was (Knopf Canada) by  Chantal Hébert with Jean Lapierre

shortlisted

The Bells of Memory (Linda Leith Publishing) by  Issa J. Boullata
The Alzheimer Conundrum: Entanglements of Dementia and Aging (Princeton University Press) by  Margaret Lock

Jury

Lars Lih
George Sipos
Felix von Geyer

2013


Winner

shortlisted

Slouching Towards Sirte (Baraka Books) by  Maximillian Forte
The Water Here is Never Blue (Viking Canada) by  Shelagh Plunkett

Jury

Maya Khankhoje
Ken McGoogan
Larry Scanlan

2012


Winner

Straphanger (HarperCollins Canada) by  Taras Grescoe

shortlisted

Fools Rule: Inside the Failed Politics of Climate Change (Alfred A. Knopf Canada) by  William Marsden
Epistolophilia: Writing the Life of Ona Šimaitė (University of Nebraska Press) by  Julija Šukys

Jury

Gregory McCormick
Maria Meindl
Jan Walter

2011


shortlisted

They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children (Random House Canada) by  Roméo Dallaire
The Love Queen of Malabar: Memoir of a Friendship with Kamala Das (McGill-Queen's University Press) by  Merrily Weisbord

Jury

Denise Chong
Joshua Knelman
Denis Sampson

2010


Winner

Global Warring (Key Porter Books) by  Cleo Paskal

shortlisted

A Place in Mind: the Search for Authenticity (Véhicule Press) by  Avi Friedman
Done with Slavery (McGill-Queen's University Press) by  Frank Mackey

Jury

Ted Bishop
Sarah de Leeuw
Eric Siblin

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