Richardson Award

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The Richardson Award, also known as the Evelyn Richardson Memorial Non-Fiction Award, is a Canadian literary award, presented annually by the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia, to the best work of adult non-fiction published in the previous year by a writer from Nova Scotia. It is the oldest literary award in the region and is considered the most prestigious for a work of non-fiction. The award was named to honour Evelyn M. Richardson.

Winners[edit]

  • 1978 - Harry Bruce, Lifeline: the story of the Atlantic ferries and coastal boats
  • 1979 - Alden Nowlan, Double Exposure
  • 1980 - Joan Payzant and L.J. Payzant, Like a Weaver's Shuttle: a history of the Halifax-Dartmouth ferries
  • 1981 - Kay Hill, Joe Howe: the man who was Nova Scotia
  • 1982 - Bruce Armstrong, Sable Island
  • 1983 - J. Murray Beck, Joseph Howe: Volume 1, conservative reformer, 1804-1848
  • 1984 - Brian C. Cuthbertson, The Loyalist Governor: biography of Sir John Wentworth
  • 1985 - Lilias M. Toward, Mabel Bell: Alexander's silent partner
  • 1986 - P. B. Waite, The Man from Halifax: Sir John Thompson, Prime Minister
  • 1987 - Tony Foster, Meeting of Generals
  • 1988 - Harold Horwood, Dancing on the Shore: a celebration of life at Annapolis Basin
  • 1989 - Dean Jobb, Shades of Justice: seven Nova Scotia murder cases
  • 1990 - Judith Fingard, Dark side of life in Victorian Halifax
  • 1991 - Harry Thurston, Tidal Life: a natural history of the Bay of Fundy
  • 1992 - Robert Pope, Illness and healing: images of cancer
  • 1993 - Sally Ross and Alphonse Deveau, The Acadians of Nova Scotia: past and present
  • 1994 - Peter Brock, Variations on a Planet
  • 1995 - Elizabeth Pacey, Landmarks: Historic Buildings of Nova Scotia
  • 1996 - Simone Poirier-Bures, That Shining Place
  • 1997 - Harry Thurston, The Nature of Shorebirds: Nomads of the Wetlands
  • 1998 - Harry Bruce, An Illustrated History of Nova Scotia
  • 1999 - Silver Donald Cameron, The Living Beach
  • 2000 - Robin Metcalfe, Studio Rally
  • 2001 - Joan Baxter, A Serious Pair of Shoes: An African Journal
  • 2002 - Kent Thompson, Getting Out of Town by Book and Bike
  • 2003 - Stephen Kimber, Sailors, Slackers and Blind Pigs: Halifax at War
  • 2004 - Harry Thurston, Island of the Blessed: the Secrets of Egypt's Everlasting Oasis
  • 2005 - Marq de Villiers and Sheila Hirtle, A Dune Adrift
  • 2006 - Linda Johns, Birds of a Feather: Tales of a Wild Bird Haven
  • 2007 - Linden MacIntyre, Causeway: A Passage from Innocence
  • 2008 - Marq de Villiers, The Witch in the Wind: The True Story of the Legendary Bluenose
  • 2009 - William B. Naftel, Halifax at War: Searchlights, Squadrons, and Submarines 1939-1945
  • 2010 - John DeMont, Coal Black Heart: The Story of Coal and the Lives it Ruled
  • 2011 - Laura Penny, More Money Than Brains: Why Schools Suck, College is Crap, and Idiots Think They're Right
  • 2012 - Harry Thurston, The Atlantic Coast: A Natural History
  • 2013 - Steven Laffoley, Shadowboxing: The Rise and Fall of George Dixon

External links[edit]

WFNS Awards* [1]