The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction set to announce its winner
for 2010

TORONTO, Feb. 8 /CNW/ -

    
    TODAY, Monday, February 8 at 1:00 p.m

    King Edward Hotel Sovereign Ballroom, Main Level, 37 King St. E., Toronto

    What:
    ONE of this year's author finalists will be declared the winner of the
    9th annual Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction, Canada's most
    prestigious literary award.

    Who:
    The 2010 CTP FINALISTS are:
    Ian Brown author The Boy in the Moon: A Father's Search for his Disabled
    Son
    John English author Just Watch Me: The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau,
    1968 - 2000
    Daniel Poliquin author René Lévesque
    Kenneth Whyte author The Uncrowned King: The Sensational Rise of William
    Randolph Hearst

    JURORS:
    Andrew Cohen (Ottawa); Tim Cook (Ottawa) & Sheila Fischman (Montréal)

    PRIZE SPOKESPERSONS:
    Prize Founder Noreen Taylor & Trustees of The Charles Taylor Prize
    Foundation

    Why:
    This important national award recognizes excellence in Canadian writing.
    Established in 2000 to commemorate the life and work of the late Charles
    Taylor; author and one of Canada's foremost essayists -- the $25,000
    Charles Taylor Prize is presented annually to the Canadian author whose
    non-fiction book best demonstrates a superb command of the English
    language, an elegance of style and a subtlety of thought and perception.
    

Previous winners of the CTP are: Wayne Johnston (2000), Carol Shields (2002), Isabel Huggan (2004), Charles Montgomery (2005), J.B. McKinnon (2006), Rudy Wiebe (2007), Richard Gwynn (2008), Tim Cook (2009). CTP short listed books regularly appear on national best seller lists. For information: www.thecharlestaylorprize.ca

SOURCE Charles Taylor Prize

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