CHARLES TAYLOR PRIZE FINALISTS CHARLOTTE GILL, JJ LEE, MADELINE SONIK AND ANDREW WESTOLL APPEAR AT LITFEST’S CHARLES TAYLOR PRIZE BASH TOMORROW NIGHT
The trustees of the Charles Taylor Foundation salute Litfest – Edmonton’s International Literary Festival for their emphasis on the genre of literary non-fiction.
Reunited! For the second year in a row, this year’s prize finalists are the event headliners – See presentations by Charlotte Gill, JJ Lee, Madeline Sonik, and the 2012 prize winner, Andrew Westoll. Wade Davis is out of the country but sends greetings.
Also to be revealed during tomorrow night’s Charles Taylor Prize Bash: The names of the three jurors for the 2013 prize will be announced tomorrow at Litfest, followed online via CNW. The trustees of the Charles Taylor Foundation chose to again announce its forthcoming prize jury at Litfest, in support of this popular Edmonton-based International Literary Festival which concerns itself primarily with works of non-fiction.
Media Contact: The authors, trustees, and jurors are available for interviews. Please contact Stephen Weir & Associates for more information:
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About the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction:
The trustees of the Charles Taylor Foundation established The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction to commemorate the life and work of the late Charles Taylor, 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 runners up. All of the shortlisted titles receive extensive national publicity and marketing support.
The prize longlist will be announced via press release on December 4th; the shortlist will be revealed at a press conference on January 9th, and the winner will be named at a gala luncheon and awards ceremony at the King Edward Hotel in downtown Toronto on Monday, March 4, 2013.
The trustees of the Charles Taylor Foundation are Michael Bradley (Toronto), JudithMappin (Montreal), David Staines (Ottawa), and Noreen Taylor (Toronto).
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