The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction

Watch BRAVO! Arts & Minds for reaction and highlights from the 2010 Charles Taylor Prize winner announcement

Coverage can be seen nationally

Saturday, Feb. 13, Sunday, Feb. 14, Tuesday, Feb. 16 & Wednesday, Feb. 17

TORONTO, Feb. 12 /CNW/ - The announcement of the winner of this year's Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction will be the lead item on Bravo's Arts & Minds in coming days. The show will air nationally on BRAVO! at various times a between this Saturday and next Wednesday. Devoted to capturing the suspense and excitement of this national book prize this special edition of Bravo's Arts & Minds will air Saturday, Feb. 13th, Sunday, Feb. 14th as well as on Tuesday, Feb. 16th and Wednesday, Feb. 17th.

Viewers will see highlights of the 2010 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction Author Luncheon, which capture the excitement and drama of the event which was held in Toronto on February 8th. The special also includes reaction from prize founder Noreen Taylor and members of the jury.

The Winner of the 2010 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction is Ian Brown (Toronto) for his book The Boy in the Moon: A Father's Search For His Disabled Son, published by Random House Canada. The $25,000 prize was awarded Monday, February 8, 2010 at Toronto's Le Meridien King Edward Hotel. The remaining CTP finalists - John English, Daniel Poliquin, and Kenneth Whyte - each received $2,000.

Arts & Minds airs on Saturday February 13th at 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m; Sunday at 7:00 p.m; Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m and Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. (All are Eastern Standard Times).

The prestigious Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction recognizes excellence in Canadian non-fiction writing. Since its inception the prize has fostered a growing interest in non-fiction, engaged Canadians in the genre of literary non-fiction, and boosted sales of the winning authors' books.

Founded in commemoration of the late Charles Taylor, one of Canada's foremost essayists and a prominent member of the Canadian literary community, the prize is awarded annually 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 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction is presented by the Charles Taylor Foundation with the generous support of its partners: Ben McNally Books, Bravo! and Book Television, Canada Newswire (CNW), Event Source, Le Meridien King Edward Hotel, Quill & Quire, The Globe and Mail, and Windfields Farm.

Check www.bravo.ca for the complete listings. This program will also be available online at at: www.bravo.ca/events/CharlesTaylorPrize/ To download high-resolution images of the Charles Taylor Prize winner and finalists, and their shortlisted Book covers please go to: www.thecharlestaylorprize.ca/2010/photogallery_10.asp For more information please visit: www.thecharlestaylorprize.ca, http://www.twitter.com/taylorprize

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