Advisory to the media - Half-Hour Downtown Toronto Press Conference To Announce The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction 2009 SHORTLIST



    TORONTO, Jan. 3 /CNW/ -

    
    King Edward Hotel, Tuesday, January 6th at 10:00 a.m.

    WHAT:  Announcement of the finalists for the 2009 Charles Taylor Prize

    WHEN:  Tuesday, January 6, 2009 Announcement: 10:00 a.m. to
           10:30 a.m. sharp

    WHERE: LE MERIDIEN KING EDWARD HOTEL Consort Bar, Main Floor,
           37 King St. East,
           Toronto (Parking: Public lot east of King Edward Hotel on
           Leader Lane)

    WHO:   Noreen Taylor, Chair, The Charles Taylor Foundation
           Prize Juror Jeffrey Simpson
           Prize Trustee & author Dr. David Staines
           Canadian book publishers and Book Bloggers

    WHY:   The Charles Taylor Prize is the country's most prestigious
           literary non-fiction award. Since 2000, the Prize has been the
           driving force behind increased recognition and growth of Canadian
           non-fiction.
    

    Now in its 8th year, the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction
celebrates Canada's rich literary voice, and the exceptional authors and
journalists who captivate us with their stories, insights and style.
    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.
CTP 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. Originally awarded every two years, since 2004 the
Prize has been awarded annually.
    135 submissions are competing for the 2009 CTP Shortlist. The Prize
consists of $25,000 for the winning author and an award of $2,000 for each
finalist with promotional support for each short listed title. The winner of
the 2009 Prize will be announced at the CTP Author Luncheon Monday, February
9th. The Prize is presented by the Charles Taylor Foundation with generous
support from AVFX, Ben McNally Books, CBC Radio One, CTV, CNW, Le Meridien
King Edward Hotel, The Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire, and Windfields Farm. For
more information: www.thecharlestaylorprize.ca




For further information:

For further information: Media are requested to confirm their attendance
with Linda Crane, Stephen Weir & Associates; Stephen Weir, (416) 489-5868,
cell: (416) 801-3101, sweir5492@rogers.com; Linda Crane: (905) 257-6033, cell:
(416) 727-0112, cranepr@cogeco.ca

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