03/31/2016 11:35 EDT | Updated 04/01/2017 01:12 EDT

Five public policy books on short list for $50,000 Donner Prize

TORONTO — Two non-fiction titles that made the short list for this year's $10,000 John W. Dafoe Book Prize earlier this week are now also finalists for the $50,000 Donner Prize.

One is "From Treaty Peoples to Treaty Nation: A Road Map for All Canadians" (University of British Columbia Press) by Greg Poelzer and Ken S. Coates.

The other is "Middle Power, Middle Kingdom: What Canadians Need to Know about China in the 21st Century" by David Mulroney (Allen Lane/Penguin Canada).

The other titles on this year's Donner short list include "Leading Research Universities in a Competitive World" by Robert Lacroix and Louis Maheu, translated by Paul Klassen (McGill-Queen's University Press).

Marq de Villiers made the cut for "Back to the Well: Rethinking the Future of Water" (Goose Lane Editions).

And Donald J. Savoie is in the running for "What Is Government Good At?: A Canadian Answer" (McGill-Queen's University Press).

Established in 1998, the award recognizes public policy books by Canadians.

The winner will be announced on April 27.

The Canadian Press