Charles Taylor Prize Authors to speak at a TV special Writer's Circle in
Toronto. Media and public welcome. Friday January 22nd, 7pm

TORONTO, Jan. 15 /CNW/ -

    
    WHAT:

    Taping of a literary discussion between the short-listed authors of this
    year's Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction and CTV host Seamus
    O'Regan. Public free to attend. RSVP is required. The taping is for an
    upcoming Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction special on Bravo!

    WHEN:

    Friday, January 22, 2010 Doors Open: 7:00 pm. Taping Begins: 7:30 pm

    WHERE:

    MASONIC TEMPLE, 888 Yonge St (at Davenport)

    WHO:

    Ian Brown - The Boy in the Moon: A Father's Search For His Disabled Son,
    John English - Just Watch Me: The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, 1968 -
    2000,
    Daniel Poliquin - Rene Levesque
    Kenneth Whyte - The Uncrowned King: The Sensational Rise of William
    Randolph Hearst

    WHY:

    This is the only opportunity for the public to hear the short-listed
    authors. The public should rsvp at: audience@bravo.ca.
    

The Charles Taylor Prize is the country's most prestigious non-fiction award. Since 2000, the Prize has been a major driving force behind the recognition and growth of Canadian non-fiction. Now in its 9th year, the privately-funded prize celebrates Canada's literary voices, recognizing the exceptional authors and journalists who captivate us with their stories, insights, and writing style. More than 125 submissions are competing for a place on the 2010 Shortlist. Originally awarded every two years, since 2005 the Prize has been awarded 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.

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 literary non-fiction.

The Prize consists of $25,000 for the winning author and $2,000 for each runner-up with promotional support for each shortlisted title.

The winner of the 2010 Prize will be announced at a Gala Luncheon and Awards Ceremony on Monday, February 8th. The Prize is presented by the Charles Taylor Foundation with generous support from Bravo!, Ben McNally Books, CTV, CNW Group, Event Source, Windfield Farms Limited, Le Meridien King Edward Hotel, The Globe and Mail, and Quill & Quire. For more information: www.thecharlestaylorprize.ca.

SOURCE Charles Taylor Prize

For further information: For further information: Media are requested to confirm their attendance with 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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