Richard Gwyn heads line-up of award-winning writers at IFOA's Non-Fiction Night



    TORONTO, Oct. 9 /CNW/ -

    
    Who:  Richard Gwyn, author of John A.: The Man Who Made Us, winner of the
          2008 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction appears at IFOA
          in Toronto
    What: IFOA's Non-Fiction Night - Mainstage Readings by award-winning
          authors Charlotte Gray, Christopher Dewdney, Richard Gwyn, and
          more...
    What: Onstage presentation of Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-
          Fiction books to London - Noreen Taylor, founder of the prize,
          presents a copy of Richard Gwyn's prize winning book to Michael
          O'Byrne and announces that the 137 books submitted for the 2008
          prize have been donated to Canada House in London.
    When: Friday, October 31, 2008; 8:00 p.m. Brigantine Room, York Quay
          Centre, Toronto.
    Why:  Fascinating stories about true subjects, beautifully written.

    THE CHARLES TAYLOR PRIZE for Literary Non-Fiction is presented annually by
the Charles Taylor Foundation with the support of its partners: AVFX, Ben
McNally Books, Book TV, Bravo!, Canada Newswire, CBC Radio One, The Globe and
Mail, Quill & Quire publications, and Windfields Farm.

    PREVIOUS WINNERS of the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction:
    2000
    Wayne Johnston for Baltimore's Mansion: A Memoir
    2002
    Carol Shields for Jane Austen
    2004
    Isabel Huggan for Belonging: Home Away from Home
    2005
    Charles Montgomery for The Last Heathen: Encounters with Ghosts and
    Ancestors in Melanesia
    2006
    J.B. MacKinnon for Dead Man in Paradise
    2007
    Rudy Wiebe for Of this Earth: A Mennonite Boyhood in the Boreal Forest
    2008
    Richard Gwyn for John A.: The Man Who Made Us

    THE TRUSTEES of the Charles Taylor Foundation are Michael Bradley
(Toronto), Judith Mappin (Montreal), David Staines (Ottawa), and Noreen Taylor
(Toronto).

    Below are links to photos:

    Charlotte Gray:
    http://webx.newswire.ca/click/?id=17ee55363d9a1e9

    Richard Gwyn:
    http://webx.newswire.ca/click/?id=1f974b648655e40
    credit: Gordon Fulton

    Christopher Dewdney:
    http://webx.newswire.ca/click/?id=fa41a05131680f0
    credit: Julie Enfield
    





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For further information: MEDIA CONTACTS: Stephen Weir, Publicist: (416)
489-5868, stephen@stephenweir.com; Linda Crane, Publicist, (905) 257-6033,
cranepr@cogeco.ca; PRIZE CONTACT: junedickenson@cogeco.ca,
www.thecharlestaylorprize.ca

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