Rolf Knight, author of at least eight other books, is shortlisted for his memoir, Voyage Through the Past Century. It describes his early years in East Vancouver, and his subsequent life as scholar, labourer, and writer in East Germany, Africa, South America, suburban Toronto, and back home in Burnaby, BC.
Graeme Truelove, from Delta, BC, now living in Ottawa, is shortlisted for his first book, Svend Robinson: A Life in Politics, a biography of the long-time NDP MP for Burnaby.
For a complete list of short-listed titles, look here. Winners will be announced at the annual BC Book Prizes Dinner on May 3 in Vancouver. Tix go on sale March 13. Check the BC Book Prizes website for more details.