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RBC Taylor Prize For Literary Non-Fiction


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The RBC Taylor Prize recognizes excellence in Canadian non-fiction and is awarded annually to a Canadian writer in honor of Charles Taylor, a noted Canadian historian and writer.

The winner of the 2016 RBC Taylor Prize is Rosemary Sullivan for Stalin’s Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva.

The author was drawn to the subject matter after reading a 2011 obituary for Svetlana Alliluyeva, the youngest child and only daughter of Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin.

For more on Sullivan’s motivations for writing Stalin’s Daughter and her thoughts on winning the 2016 RBC Taylor Prize click here for a Q&A with the author.