Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Biography of Sir John A. Macdonald wins literary award

Journalist and commentator Richard Gwyn has won the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction for his biography of Canada's first prime minister.

John A.:The Man Who Made Us: The Life and Times of John A. Macdonald was named as the winner of the award for the best of Canadian non-fiction at a luncheon in Toronto on Monday.

Much has been written about Canada's first prime minister, including his battles with alcohol and his significance both as one of the Fathers of Confederation and a builder of Canada's railroads.

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