This year’s list of finalists for the Ottawa Book Awards includes an first-time novelist at age 80, a Citizen journalist, a former prime minister, a political pundit, a rising young writer and a popular Canadian historian.
- Joe Clark (How We Lead: Canada in a Century of Change, Penguin Random House of Canada)
- Charlotte Gray (The Massey Murder, HarperCollins)
- Robert Sibley (The Way of the 88 Temples, University of Virginia Press)
- Andrew Steinmetz (This Great Escape: The Case of Michael Paryla, Biblioasis)
- Paul Wells (The Longer I’m Prime Minister: Stephen Harper and Canada, Penguin Random House of Canada)