Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize

The Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize, established in 1985, is awarded annually for the best non-fiction book by a resident of British Columbia, Canada.

Laureates and nominees


David Ricardo Williams – "Duff: A Life in the Law"
*Michael Kluckner – "Vancouver The Way It Was"
*Daniel Raunet – "Without Surrender, Without Consent"

Bruce Hutchison – "The Unfinished Country"

Doris Shadbolt – "Bill Reid"
*Philip Croft – "Nature Diary of a Quiet Pedestrian"
*Sherrill MacLaren – "Braehead"

P. K. Page – "Brazilian Journal"
*Sandra Djwa – "The Politics of the Imagination"
*Roy Minter – "The White Pass"

Robin Ridington – "Trail To Heaven"
*Edith Iglauer – "Fishing with John"
*Paul Yee – "Salt Water City"


Philip Marchand – "Marshall McLuhan"
*Stan Persky – "Buddy's"
*Patricia Roy – "A White Man's Province"

Scott Wilson – "Jack Shadbolt"

Rosemary Neering – "Down The Road"
*Jean Barman – "The West Beyond The West"
*Robin Fisher – "Duff Patullo of British Columbia"

Lynne Bowen – "Muddling Through"
*Irene Howard – "The Struggle For Social Justice in B. C."
*Rolf Knight and Homer Stevens – "Homer Stevens"

Sharon Brown – "Some Become Flowers"
*Arthur Mayse – "My Father, My Friend"
*John Mills – "Thank Your Mother for the Rabbits"

Lisa Hobbs Birnie – "Uncommon Will: The Death and Life of Sue Rodrigues"
*Denise Chong – "Concubine's Children"
*Rick Ouston – "Finding Family"

Claudia Cornwall – "Letter From Vienna"
*Bev Christiansen – "Too Good To Be True: Alcan's Kemano Completion Project"
*Sheryl Salloum – "Underlying Vibrations: The Photography Of John Vanderpont"

Catherine Lang – "O-bon in Chimunesu"
*Deanna Kawatski – "Clara and Me"
*Arthur J. Ray – "I Have Lived Here Since the World Began"

Suzanne Fournier and Ernie Crey – "What I Remember from My Time on Earth"
*Richard Bocking – "Mighty River"
*Elizabeth Simpson – "The Perfection of Hope"

Peter C. Newman – "Titans: How the New Canadian Establishment Seized Power"
*Eric Nicol – "Anything for a Laugh: Memoirs"
*Michael Poole – "Romancing Mary Jane"


Rita Moir – "Buffalo Jump: A Woman's Travels"
*Douglas Cole – "Franz Boas: The Early Years, 1858-1906"
*James Delgado – "Across the Top of the World: The Quest for the Northwest Passage"
*Margaret Horsfield – "Cougar Annie's Garden"
*Andrea Lebowitz and Gillian Milton – "Gilean Douglas: Writing Nature, Finding Home"

Terry Glavin – "The Last Great Sea"
*Hugh Brody – "The Other Side of Eden"
*Rosemary Neering – "Wild West Women"
*Harold Rhenisch – "Tom Thomson's Shack"
*Patricia Van Tighem – "The Bear's Embrace"

Susan Crean – "The Laughing One: A Journey to Emily Carr"
*Bart Campbell – "The Door is Open"
*Stephen Hume – "Off the Map"
*Ross A. Laird – "Grain of Truth"
*Heather Pringle – "The Mummy Congress"

Sandra Shields and David Campion – "Where Fire Speaks: A Visit With the Himba"
*Thomas Berger – "One Man's Justice"
*Keath Fraser – "The Voice Gallery: Travels with a Glass Throat"
*Cole Harris – "Making Native Space: Colonialism, Resistance and Reserves in British Columbia"
*Derek Lundy – "The Way of the Ship"

Maria Tippett – "Bill Reid: The Making of an Indian"
*Maria Coffey – "Where the Mountain Casts Its Shadow: The Dark Side of Extreme Adventure"
*Pat Wastell Norris – "High Boats: A Century of Salmon Remembered"
*Peter Steele – "The Man Who Mapped the Arctic"
*Mark Zuehlke – "The Gothic Line: Canada’s Month of Hell in World War II Italy"

Charles Montgomery – "The Last Heathen"
*Katherine Gordon – "The Slocan: Portrait of a Valley"
*Patrick Lane – "There is a Season"
*Alan Twigg – "First Invaders: The Literary Origins of British Columbia"
*Rex Weyler – "Greenpeace: How a Group of Ecologists, Journalists and Visionaries Changed the World"

Stan Persky – "The Short Version: An ABC Book"
*Michael Kluckner – "Vanishing British Columbia"
*J. B. MacKinnon – "Dead Man in Paradise "
*Rita Moir – "Windshift Line"
*John Vaillant – "The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed"

Heather Pringle – "The Master Plan:Himmler's Scholars and the Holocaust"
*Karsten Heuer – "Being Caribou: Five Months on Foot with an Arctic Herd"
*Eric Miller – "The Reservoir"
*Harold Rhenisch – "The Wolves at Evelyn: Journeys Through a Dark Century"
*Dan Zuberi – "Differences That Matter: Social Policy and the Working Poor in the United States and Canada"

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