Wednesday, 31 December 2008

ADVISORY TO NEWS & ARTS MEDIA - CHARLES TAYLOR PRIZE FOR LITERARY NON-FICTION SHORT LIST TO BE ANNOUNCED AT TUESDAY MORNING MEDIA EVENT


ADVISORY TO NEWS & ARTS MEDIA
December 31, 2008

The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction
2009 SHORTLIST PRESS CONFERENCE
Tuesday, January 6th at 10:00 a.m.


WHAT: Announcement of the finalists for the 2009 Charles Taylor Prize
WHEN: Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Announcement: 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. sharp
WHERE: LE MERIDIEN KING EDWARD HOTEL
Consort Bar, Main Floor, 37 King St. East, Toronto
(Parking: Public lot east of King Edward Hotel on Leader Lane)
WHO: Noreen Taylor, Chair, The Charles Taylor Foundation
Prize Juror Jeffrey Simpson
Prize Trustee & author Dr. David Staines
Canadian book publishers
WHY: The Charles Taylor Prize is the country’s most prestigious literary non-fiction award. Since 2000, the Prize has been the driving force behind increased recognition and growth of Canadian non-fiction.
Now in its 8th year, the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction celebrates Canada’s rich literary voice, and the exceptional authors and journalists who captivate us with their stories, insights and style. The Prize commemorates the late Charles Taylor, one of Canada’s foremost essayists, a foreign correspondent and a prominent member of the Canadian literary community whose dream was to raise the public profile of non-fiction. CTP is presented annually to a Canadian author whose book best demonstrates a superb command of the English language, an elegance of style and a subtlety of thought and perception. Originally awarded every two years, since 2004 the Prize has been awarded annually.
135 submissions are competing for the 2009 CTP Shortlist. The Prize consists of $25,000 for the winning author and an award of $2,000 for each finalist with promotional support for each shortlisted title. The winner of the 2009 Prize will be announced at the CTP Author Luncheon Monday, February 9th. The Prize is presented by the Charles Taylor Foundation with generous support from AVFX, Ben McNally Books, CBC Radio One, CTV, CNW, Le Meridien King Edward Hotel, The Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire, and Wind´Čüelds Farm. For more information: www.thecharlestaylorprize.ca

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