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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


1985 David Ricardo WilliamsDuff: A Life in the Law

  • Michael Kluckner – Vancouver The Way It Was
  • Daniel Raunet – Without Surrender, Without Consent1986

Bruce HutchisonThe Unfinished Country1987 Doris ShadboltBill Reid

  • Philip Croft – Nature Diary of a Quiet Pedestrian
  • Sherrill MacLaren – Braehead
1988 P. K. PageBrazilian Journal

  • Sandra DjwaThe Politics of the Imagination
  • Roy Minter – The White Pass1989

Robin RidingtonTrail To Heaven

  • Edith Iglauer – Fishing with John
  • Paul YeeSalt Water City


1990: Philip MarchandMarshall McLuhan

  • Stan PerskyBuddy's
  • Patricia Roy – A White Man's Province1991:

Scott WilsonJack Shadbolt1992: Rosemary NeeringDown The Road

  • Jean Barman – The West Beyond The West
  • Robin Fisher – Duff Patullo of British Columbia1993:

Lynne BowenMuddling Through

  • Irene Howard – The Struggle For Social Justice in B. C.
  • Rolf Knight and Homer Stevens – Homer Stevens1994:

Sharon BrownSome Become Flowers

  • Arthur Mayse – My Father, My Friend
  • John MillsThank Your Mother for the Rabbits1995:

Lisa Hobbs BirnieUncommon Will: The Death and Life of Sue Rodrigues

  • Denise ChongConcubine's Children
  • Rick Ouston – Finding Family

1996 Claudia CornwallLetter From Vienna

  • Bev Christiansen – Too Good To Be True: Alcan's Kemano Completion Project
  • Sheryl Salloum – Underlying Vibrations: The Photography Of John Vanderpont1997

Catherine LangO-bon in Chimunesu

  • Deanna Kawatski – Clara and Me
  • Arthur J. Ray – I Have Lived Here Since the World Began1998

Suzanne Fournier and Ernie CreyWhat I Remember from My Time on Earth

  • Richard Bocking – Mighty River
  • Elizabeth Simpson – The Perfection of Hope1999

Peter C. NewmanTitans: How the New Canadian Establishment Seized Power

  • Eric NicolAnything for a Laugh: Memoirs
  • Michael Poole – Romancing Mary Jane


2000 Rita MoirBuffalo 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 Home2001

Terry GlavinThe Last Great Sea

  • Hugh Brody – The Other Side of Eden
  • Rosemary NeeringWild West Women
  • Harold RhenischTom Thomson's Shack
  • Patricia Van Tighem – The Bear's Embrace2002

Susan CreanThe 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 Congress2003

Sandra Shields and David CampionWhere Fire Speaks: A Visit With the Himba

2004 Maria TippettBill 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 ZuehlkeThe Gothic Line: Canada’s Month of Hell in World War II Italy2005

Charles MontgomeryThe Last Heathen

  • Katherine Gordon – The Slocan: Portrait of a Valley
  • Patrick LaneThere is a Season
  • Alan TwiggFirst Invaders: The Literary Origins of British Columbia
  • Rex Weyler – Greenpeace: How a Group of Ecologists, Journalists and Visionaries Changed the World2006

Stan PerskyThe Short Version: An ABC Book

  • Michael Kluckner – Vanishing British Columbia
  • J. B. MacKinnon – Dead Man in Paradise
  • Rita Moir – Windshift Line
  • John VaillantThe Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed2007

Heather PringleThe 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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