Wednesday 8 January 2014

Taylor ShortList Announcement to be made on Wednesday, 10am King Edward Hotel, Toronto


Press Conference

RBC Taylor Prize 

2014 Shortlist Announcement
Wednesday, January 15th      10:00 a.m. sharp!
Omni King Edward Hotel
Consort Bar, Main Floor, 37 King St. East, Toronto
The RBC Taylor Prize (formerly The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction) will announce this year’s finalists at a brief press conference on Wednesday, January 15th at 10:00 a.m. at the Omni King Edward Hotel in Toronto.

As Canada’s most prestigious national book award, the RBC Taylor Prize recognizes excellence in literary non-fiction writing.  Now in its 13th awarding, the Prize has been instrumental in fostering growth and appreciation for the genre of Canadian non-fiction.

Hosted by: Noreen Taylor, Prize Founder & Chair
Shortlist Announcers: RBC Taylor Prize Jurors - James Polk and Andrew Westoll
Spokespersons: Noreen Taylor; Dr. David Staines, Charles Taylor Prize Trustee; English Department, University of Ottawa and attending Jurors
Special Guests: Vijay Parmar, President PH&N Investment Council, RBC Wealth Management; Canadian publishers, book editors and literary agents

Why attend?           
This is the first big book award announcement of the year. Be there to learn which titles have been shortlisted and why they were selected.  Speak with jurors, and interact with publishers and agents to get their reactions and views.

The $25,000 RBC Taylor 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. The winner of the 2014 prize will be announced on Monday, March 10th.

124 submissions from 45 publishers competed for the 2014 RBC Taylor Prize Longlist which was announced in December.  To review this year’s longlist or learn more about the Prize visit:

The presenting sponsor of the RBC Taylor Prize is RBC Wealth Management, its Major Sponsor is Metropia, its media sponsors are The Globe and Mail (exclusive newspaper sponsor), CNW Group, The Huffington Post Canada, Maclean's magazine, and Quill & Quire magazine; its in-kind sponsors are Authors at Harbourfront Centre, Ben McNally Books, Event Source, Indigo Books and Music, Kobo Inc., and The Omni King Edward Hotel.

Media are requested to confirm their attendance with Stephen Weir & Associates:
Stephen Weir:            416-489-5868              cell: 416-801-3101
Linda Crane:                 416-727-0112