Monday 12 January 2015


Speakers. Drama. Books. The 2015 RBC Taylor Prize shortlist news conference to be held January 14th at the Omni King Edward Hotel in Toronto

TORONTO, Jan. 12, 2015 /CNW/ - The founder of the Charles Taylor Foundation, Noreen Taylor will be one of three speakers at the short, but drama filled reveal of the finalists list for The 2015 RBC Taylor Prize. All media is invited to attend/cover. Also speaking will be well-known book journalist Martin Levin and RBC Wealth Management
The exciting press event will be held Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 10 am sharp, in the Consort Bar (Main Level) of the Omni King Edward Hotel in downtown Toronto. The King Edward Hotel is located at 37 King Street East in Toronto, Ontario. The winner announcement will be made on March 2nd also at the Omni King Edward Hotel.
About The RBC Taylor Prize
The RBC Taylor Prize 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. The Prize has established the RBC Taylor Prize Emerging Writer's Award, which provides $10,000 to an emerging author. The RBC Taylor Prize winner chooses the emerging author each new Prize cycle.
The Emerging Writer's award was established in 2013 to provide recognition and assistance to a Canadian published author who is working on a significant writing project, preferably but not limited to literary non-fiction. Through mentorship from the nominating author, and a $10,000 cash award, it is intended that the writer will be able to progress toward the creation of a first draft work.
The trustees of the Charles Taylor Foundation are: Michael Bradley (Toronto), Vijay Parmar (Toronto), David Staines (Ottawa), and Noreen Taylor (Toronto).
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, Kobo Inc., and The Omni King Edward Hotel.
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