RBC Taylor Prize


A vibrant biography of explorer Radisson wins final RBC Taylor prize

Mark Bourrie’s chronicling of Pierre-Esprit Radisson includes cannibalism, a Caribbean shipwreck and the creation of the Hudson’s Bay Company
Tanya Talaga

Tanya Talaga wins RBC Taylor Prize for Seven Fallen Feathers: "I’m writing the history of now"

Talaga’s book, a wrenching account of the deaths of seven Indigenous teens in Thunder Bay, was one of the most acclaimed non-fiction titles of 2017
The 2017 RBC Taylor Prize shortlisted books.

These are the five very different books shortlisted for the RBC Taylor Prize

Two intense works of history, a wrenching account of contemporary racism, and two intimate memoirs make for wide-ranging reading

Pumpkinflowers, a soldier’s story

A memoir puts readers on the front lines in Lebanon at the turn of the century, when a new Middle East was being born

Diane Schoemperlen on what happens when a writer falls for a killer

Read an excerpt from Diane Schoemperlen’s RBC Taylor Prize-nominated book, ’This Is Not My Life’
Josef Stalin Holding His Daughter

Rosemary Sullivan wins the prestigious 2016 RBC Taylor Prize

Another award, another win for the biography of Joseph Stalin’s daughter penned by Sullivan, who thanked Stalin’s granddaughter for the access

Seeking justice for Svetlana Alliluyeva, Stalin’s only daughter

Rosemary Sullivan’s biography on a sad, remarkable life has won the 2016 RBC Taylor Prize
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For Wab Kinew, the personal is political

In tracing his relationship with his dad, Wab Kinew finds one between Indigenous peoples and Canadians
Ian Brown- Taylor Prize nominee

Ian Brown’s self-portrait of the author as a 60-year-old man

In his RBC Taylor Prize-nominated diary, Ian Brown turned his sharp eye and deft writing to aging and the road ahead

Exclusive excerpt: David Halton immortalizes his legendary father

The younger Halton chronicles the life and times of Canada’s finest war correspondent