Category Archives: Chimps of Fauna

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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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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Help The Chimps reach Canada Reads Top 10!

Great news! Thanks to the voting public, The Chimps has made it onto the Top 40 longlist for Canada Reads: True Stories! Now the real work begins. We need your votes to make the Top 10 list. To help the … More

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