The Killer Whale Who Changed the World by Mark Leiren-Young has been shortlisted for the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize.
BC Book Prizes awards the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize to a noteworthy non-fiction title that blends quality of writing with the substance of a good story.
The Killer Whale Who Changed the World is a captivating and devastating historical account of the first publicly exhibited killer whale, caught off the west coast of North America in 1964. "Moby Doll," as the whale became known as, forever changed the way we see orcas and sparked the movement to save them. Fans of the award winning documentary Blackfish will not want to miss this important and heartbreaking tale.
Mark Leiren-Young is a journalist, filmmaker, and author who recently won the Jack Webster award for his CBC Idea’s radio documentary Moby Doll: The Whale that Changed the World.