The Marriott Cell Longlisted for the 2018 RBC Taylor Prize

The Marriott Cell was one of 10 books longlisted for the 2018 RBC Taylor Prize from among a record breaking 153 non-fiction books submitted by 110 Canadian and international publishers. The RBC Taylor Prize, now in its 17th year, recognizes excellence in the field of literary nonfiction and is awarded annually to "the author whose book best combines a superb command of the English language, an elegance of style, and a subtlety of thought and perception..."

Thanks to jury members Christine Elliott, Anne Giardini, and James Polk, who noted that they had "never seen such overall excellence as in the one hundred and fifty-three RBC Taylor Prize submissions read this year" for including The Marriott Cell among the impressive longlist.

Congrats, too, to all the authors whose books were longlisted and shortlisted for the 2018 RBC Taylor Prize, and especially to this year's winner, Tanya Talaga for Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City published by House of Anansi Press.