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April 2, 2014 one of those loci days for Canadian non-fiction book prizes.

APRIL 2nd – Big Big Day For Three Canadian Book Prizes

Today is an important day for three book prizes – one prize announces its grand winner tonight, while two other prizes announce their shortlists this morning
In Ottawa this evening, the Writer’s Trust will be awarding the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. The winner will receive $25,000, the runner-ups received $2,,5000. The shortlist has five authors including one who is a past RBC Taylor Prize winner and one a RBC Taylor Prize finalist:

• Margaret MacMillan - The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914
• RBC CTP winner: Charles Montgomery - Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design
• Donald J. Savoie -Whatever Happened to the Music Teacher? How Government Decides and Why
• RBC CTP Finalist Graeme Smith -The Dogs Are Eating Them Now: Our War in Afghanistan
• Paul Wells - The Longer I’m Prime Minister: Stephen Harper and Canada, 2006 –

This morning the John W. Dafoe Book Prize announced i…