John Vaillant wins $40,000 non-fiction prize

John Vaillant’s The Tiger, which follows the plight of tigers — including a man-eating one — in Russia’s far east, has won the B.C. National Award for Non-Fiction, beating out John FitzGeral’s What Disturbs Our Blood, Stevie Cameron’s On the Farm and Charles Foran’s Mordecai. The prize is worth $40,000.