Tuesday, 18 December 2012

2013 Book Prize Season Begins January 9th in Toronto at the King Eddie!

S A V E   T H E    D A T E!

Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction
2013 Shortlist Announcement

  Wednesday, January 9th      10:00 a.m. sharp!

King Edward Hotel
Consort Bar, Main Floor, 37 King St. East, Toronto

The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction (CTP) presented by RBC Wealth Management will be announcing its Shortlist for 2013 on January 9th.  This prestigious book award recognizes excellence in Canadian non-fiction writing and emphasizes the development of the careers of the authors it celebrates. Now in its 12th awarding, the CTP has been instrumental in fostering the growth of non-fiction in Canada. Mark your planners/auto-reminders, and RSVP now.

Readers of StephenWeir.com are welcome to attend. RSVP required!

Who will be there:           
Host: Noreen Taylor, Founder and Chair, the Charles Taylor Prize Foundation
2013 Jurors:  Susanne Boyce, Richard Gwyn, Joseph Kertes
Other spokespersons: Vijay Parmar, Vice President, RBC Wealth Management, Dr. David Staines, Prize Trustee, Canadian publishers & book editors

What's happening:                        
Announcing the authors and titles that have been shortlisted for the 12th awarding of The Charles Taylor Prize -- Canada's most prestigious non-fiction award.

The King Edward Hotel, Consort Bar, Main Floor, 37 King St. East, Toronto

Why attend?           
Be the first to know which books have been selected for this important Shortlist. The $25,000 Prize is awarded annually to the author whose book best combines a superb command of the English language, an elegance of style and a subtlety of thought and perception. An honorarium of $2,000 is given to each finalist with promotional support for each shortlisted title.

129 submissions competed for this year's CTP Longlist. Fifteen titles were announced in December.  To review the 2013 longlist visit: www.thecharlestaylorprize.ca

Note: The winner of the 2013 prize will be announced on Monday, March 4th. 


Media are requested to confirm their attendance with Stephen Weir & Associates:

Stephen Weir:                  416-489-5868                    cell: 416-801-3101   stephen@stephenweir.com
Linda Crane:                       905-257-6033    cell: 416-727-0112   cranepr@cogeco.ca

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