Awards: Weston Writers' Trust Nonfiction; Fisher Memorial

The Writers' Trust of Canada has announced finalists for the C$60,000 (about US$45,715) Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction, which honors works published in Canada that "demonstrate a distinctive voice, as well as a persuasive and compelling command of tone, narrative, style, and technique. The winner will be named November 2. This year's shortlisted titles are: 

Sixty: A Diary of My Sixty-first Year: The Beginning of the End or the End of the Beginning? By Ian Brown
A Disappearance in Damascus: A Story of Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War by Deborah Campbell
Pumpkinflowers: An Israeli Soldier’s Story by Matti Friedman
Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies by Ross King
Red Star Tattoo: My Life as a Girl Revolutionary by Sonja Larsen


The Manhattan Institute has won this year's Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award for the book Disinherited: How Washington Is Betraying America's Young by Manhattan Institute scholars Diana Furchtgott-Roth and Jared Meyer. The award was presented at Atlas Network's 2016 Liberty Forum in Miami, Fla., and comes with a prize of $10,000.

The Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award has been given annually since 1990 to an institute that has made "the greatest contribution to public understanding of the free society" through the publication of a book, magazine, report, monograph or study.

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