Category Archives: Awards

The Chimps wins the Charles Taylor Prize!

It is my distinct honour to announce that The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary has won the 2012 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction. The Taylor Prize is our country’s most prestigious non-fiction book prize, and although the ceremony was three days … More

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The Chimps a finalist for the Charles Taylor Prize

The ride continues…. Last week, The Chimps was selected as one of five finalists for one of our country’s most prestigious book awards, the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction. My wife Samantha was at the announcement, and she tells … More

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When it rains…

A writer’s life is a solitary one, filled with strange days, sleepless nights and constant self-doubt (and if you happen to be a writer’s new wife, multiply these afflictions by a factor of ten). But then, if you are lucky … More

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The Chimps chosen for three ‘Best Of 2011′ Lists

It’s the end of November, which for a recently published author means only one thing: scouring the numerous ‘Book of the Year’ lists in the hopes your book has made the cut. As luck would have it, The Chimps has … More

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BC National Award longlist

Great news! The Chimps has been longlisted for one of Canada’s biggest book awards. The shortlist for the $40,000 BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction (yes, I know, it’s a mouthful) will be announced on Dec 5th, and the winner … More

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