News Advisory - RBC Taylor Prize to Announce its Winner on Monday, March 10

Media welcome to cover

TORONTO, March 7, 2014 /CNW/ -

Luncheon: 12 noon / Announcement 1:30 p.m. 
King Edward Hotel, Toronto

WHY COVER:
One of this year's five RBC Taylor Prize Finalists will be announced as the winner of the $25,000 prize on Monday, March 10th. The announcement will take place at approximately 1:30 p.m. as part of a gala luncheon celebrating these important authors and their shortlisted books.

WHERE:
The Omni King Edward Hotel, Sovereign Ballroom, Main Level, 37 King St. East, Toronto

WHO:
Meet this year's 2014 RBC Taylor Prize Finalists and learn about their books:
Charlotte Gray (The Massey Murder: A Maid, Her Master and the Trial that Shocked a Country)
Thomas King (The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America),
J.B. MacKinnon (The Once and Future World: Nature As It Was, As It Is, As It Could Be)
Graeme Smith (The Dogs Are Eating Them Now: Our War in Afghanistan)
David Stouck (Arthur Erickson: An Architect's Life)

Prize Jurors & Foundation Members available for Interview/Comment:
British-based university professor and literary critic, Coral Ann Howells; Editor, author and professor, James Polk; author, English and creative writing instructor and 2006 Charles Taylor Prize winner, Andrew Westoll; RBC Taylor Prize Founder, Noreen Taylor; Prize Trustee Dr. David Staines

Since 2000, this prestigious national book prize has been a driving force behind the growth and recognition of literary non-fiction. Now in its 13th awarding, the Prize celebrates Canada's rich literary heritage, and the exceptional authors who captivate us with their stories. The Prize commemorates the life and work of the late Charles Taylor, one of Canada's foremost essayists.

With the support of its sponsors, this privately funded Prize is presented annually to a Canadian author whose book best demonstrates a superb command of the English language, an elegance of style and a subtlety of thought and perception. Initially presented every two years, the Prize has been awarded annually since 2004.

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