/R E P E A T -- RBC TAYLOR PRIZE Announces Partnership with EVERYTHING IS POLITICAL - Channel 167 Sirius XM/

TORONTO, Jan. 25, 2016 /CNW/ - The RBC Taylor Prize is pleased to announce its partnership with the show EVERYTHING IS POLITICAL on the Canada Talks Channel on Sirius XM.  RBC Taylor Prize sees this new partnership as a natural fit since almost all award winning non-fiction books in Canada do come down to politics.

Listen to EVERYTHING IS POLITICAL each Wednesday (6-7pm)  for interviews of RBC Taylor Prize shortlisted authors and organizers of Canada's most prestigious non-fiction prize. First up was a feature interview with Noreen Taylor, the engaging and erudite founder of the Prize.  This Wednesday (January 27, 2016) short-listed author/journalist David Halton  

All five 2016 RBC Taylor Prize finalists will be featured:

  • David Halton for Dispatches from the Front: Matthew Halton, Canada's Voice at War, published by McClelland & Stewart;
  • Ian Brown for This is Sixty: The Beginning of the End, or the End of the Beginning?, published by Random House Canada;
  • Camilla Gibb for This Is Happy, published by Doubleday Canada;
  • Wab Kinew for The Reason You Walk, published by Viking Canada; and
  • Rosemary Sullivan for Stalin's Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva, published by HarperCollins Publishers.

About Everything is Political

The show is heard Wednesdays from 6 pm to 7 pm (EDT) on SiriusXM's Canada Talks, channel 167.  The programme was launched last summer by journalist / broadcaster Evan Solomon.  Mr Solomon is the executive producer of the show, the host this Wednesday will be Toronto Sun political reporter David Akin.

Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR) operates as SiriusXM Canada. SiriusXM Canada, with more than 2.7 million subscribers, is the country's leading audio entertainment company and broadcasts more than 130 satellite radio channels featuring premier sports, news, talk, entertainment and commercial-free music.

About the RBC Taylor Prize:

Established biennially in 1998 by the trustees of the Charles Taylor Foundation, 2016 marks the fifteenth awarding of the Prize, which commemorates Charles Taylor's pursuit of excellence in the field of literary non-fiction. Awarded 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, the Prize consists of $25,000 for the winner and $2,000 for each of the remaining finalists, as well as promotional support to help all of the nominated books to stand out in the media, bookstores, and libraries.  All authors are presented with a custom leather bound version of their shortlisted book at the awards ceremony. The trustees of the Charles Taylor Foundation are: Michael Bradley, Vijay Parmar, David Staines, Edward Taylor, Nadina Taylor, and Noreen Taylor.

To download high-resolution images of the finalists and their book covers, please go to www.rbctaylorprize.ca/2016/2016_shortlist.zip

To download high-resolution images of the trustees and the jury please go to: www.rbctaylorprize.ca/2016/2016_trustees_and_jury.zip

SOURCE Charles Taylor Prize

For further information: Media contact: Stephen Weir & Associates, Stephen Weir: 416-489-5868, cell: 416-801-3101, stephen@stephenweir.com


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