2016 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction Finalist

Sixty: A Diary of My Sixty-First Year: The Beginning of the End or the End of the Beginning?
Ian Brown
Sixty: A Diary of My Sixty-First Year: The Beginning of the End or the End of the Beginning? 
Random House Canada

Ian Brown (Toronto, ON) for Sixty: A Diary of My Sixty-first Year: The Beginning of the End or the End of the Beginning?, Random House Canada Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction

 

"Dark, funny, moving, compelling, Ian Brown’s Sixty is his intimate conversation with readers about life, love, regret, aging, and the inevitable changes time brings as he explores his own 61st year.

Brown is that rare, brave writer who is willing – and able – not only to dig deeply and honestly into his own psyche, dreams, fears, and fantasies, but then to write about them in ways that are both intensely personal and also wisely universal."

- 2016 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction jury Carolyn Abraham, Stephen Kimber, and Emily Urquhart.

About the Book

Sixty is a report from the front, a dispatch from the Maginot Line that divides the middle-aged from the soon to be elderly. As Ian writes, "It is the age when the body begins to dominate the mind, or vice versa, when time begins to disappear and loom, but never in a good way, when you have no choice but to admit that people have stopped looking your way, and that in fact they stopped twenty years ago."

About the Author

Ian Brown was a finalist for the 2016 RBC Taylor Prize for Sixty. He won the Charles Taylor Prize, Trillium Book Award, and the BC National Award for Canadian Nonfiction for his previous book, The Boy in the Moon, in 2010. He is a feature writer for The Globe and Mail, and his work has won seven Gold National Magazine Awards and four National Newspaper Awards. Brown lives in Toronto.

 


  
 
 

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