Wednesday 9 February 2011

Media Advisory - The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction

Media Advisory - The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction


Monday, February 14
Le Meridien King Edward Hotel, Toronto
Reception 11:30 a.m. • Luncheon 12:00 p.m. • Winner Announcement 1:45 pm
What: A luncheon to honour this year's CTP author finalists. Meet the jurors and Prize Trustees. Cover the winner after the announcement of this prestigious $25,000 national book prize.
Where: Le Meridien King Edward Hotel, Sovereign Ballroom, 37 King St. E., Toronto

2011 Charles Taylor Prize Finalists

Stevie Cameron
On the Farm:
Robert William Pickton and the Tragic Story of Vancouver's Missing Women

Charles Foran
Mordecai: The Life & Times

Ross King
Defiant Spirits: The Modernist Revolution of the Group of Seven

George Sipos
The Geography of Arrival: A Memoir

Merrily Weisbord
The Love Queen of Malabar: Memoir of a friendship with Kamala Das

Prize spokespersons:
Noreen Taylor, Chair, The Charles Taylor Foundation
CTP Inaugural Year Jurors: Neil Bissoondath, Eva-Marie Kroller & David McFarlane
Prize co-founder and Trustee Dr. David Staines

The Charles Taylor Prize celebrates Canada's literary voice, recognizing the exceptional authors who captivate us with superb command of the English language, an elegance of style and a subtlety of thought and perception.

2011 is the 10th awarding of The Charles Taylor Prize. The prize was originally awarded every two years, but due to an ever increasing number of submissions, since 2004 the Prize has been presented annually.

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.

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 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.

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Media covering the event are requested to RSVP* through Stephen Weir & Associates:
Stephen Weir:
Linda Crane: 416-489-5868
905-257-6033 cell: 416-801-3101
cell: 416-727-0112

*Working media are welcome for lunch. Due to limited seating capacity
please indicate if seating required by noon on Friday
Feb. 11th. Greenroom lunch available for camera crews.