Ontario native Andrew Preston has won the $25,000 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Nonfiction for his book Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy (Knopf Canada).
Preston was one of five non-fiction authors in the running for the award. The other finalists include:
The Pursuit of Perfection: A Life of Celia Franca by Carol Bishop-Gwyn
Warlords: Borden, Mackenzie King and Canada’s World Wars by Tim Cook
Journey with No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page by Sandra Djwa
Leonardo and The Last Supper by Ross King (Woodstock, England)
The Charles Taylor Prize for Non-Fiction commemorates the life and work of the late Charles Taylor, one of Canada’s foremost essayists and a prominent member of the Canadian literary community.
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