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
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.
The 2010 CTP FINALISTS are:
Ian Brown author The Boy in the Moon: A Father's Search for his Disabled
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
Andrew Cohen (Ottawa); Tim Cook (Ottawa) & Sheila Fischman (Montréal)
Prize Founder Noreen Taylor & Trustees of The Charles Taylor Prize
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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