Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Invitation to cover important non-fiction Charles Taylor Prize press conference on Tuesday

The trustees of the Charles Taylor Foundation
request the honour of your presence at a news conference
to announce the ļ¬nalists for the
2011 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction


Tuesday, January 11, 2011 • 10:00 a.m. sharp
Consort Bar (shown above) • Main Level • Le Meridien King Edward Hotel
37 King Street East • Toronto, Ontario


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Stephen Weir: 416-489-5868 or 416-801-3101 / stephen@stephenweir.com
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About the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction:


Charles Taylor, was one of Canada's foremost essayists and a prominent member of the Canadian literary community. Charles Taylor was a foreign correspondent with The Globe and Mail and the author of four books: Radical Tories; Reporter in Red China; Six Journeys: A Canadian Pattern; and Snow Job.

The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction is awarded annually to the author whose book best combines an excellent command of the English language, an elegance of style, quality of thought, and subtlety of perception.

The prize consists of $25,000 for the winning author and $2,000 for each of the remaining finalists. All of the shortlisted titles receive extensive national publicity and marketing support.

The jury will announce the shortlist for The 2011 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction on January 5 and the winner on February 14, 2011, at events to be held in downtown Toronto.

The trustees of the Charles Taylor Foundation are Michael Bradley (Toronto), Judith Mappin (Montreal), David Staines (Ottawa), and Noreen Taylor (Toronto).

The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction is presented by the Charles Taylor Foundation with the support of its partners: Ben McNally Books, Bravo! and Book Television, CNW Group, Event Source, Indigo Books and Music, Le Meridien King Edward Hotel, Quill & Quire, The Globe and Mail, and Windfields Farm.

For more information please visit: www.thecharlestaylorprize.ca

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