Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Where's the history?

Broken record warning:

I just saw the finalists for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. Looks like some interesting books, but I can't help but notice that the list doesn't have any works by historians.

The official details are here, but here is the list:

BarricadesPublished by Goose Lane Editions

GrescoeTaras Grescoe for Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the AutomobilePublished by HarperCollins Publishers

RichlerNoah Richler for What We Talk About When We Talk About WarPublished by Goose Lane Editions

SimpsonJeffrey Simpson for Chronic Condition: Why Canada’s Health-Care System Needs to be Dragged into the 21st Century Published by Allen Lane Canada

TrentPeter F. Trent for The Merger Delusion: How Swallowing Its Suburbs Made an Even Bigger Mess of MontrealPublished by McGill-Queen’s University Press

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