TORONTO, Jan. 26 /CNW/ - This Friday, January 28, Bravo! Television will
tape a television special focused on the five authors shortlisted for
the 2011 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction. The five
Canadian authors will speak with Canada AM host Seamus O'Regan, in
front of a live audience for a special edition of Bravo's weekly
Free Public Taping: The taping takes place this Friday, January 28, in Toronto's famed
Masonic Temple. All are welcome to attend this free public event, but
seating is limited. Be sure to reserve your spot by calling (416)
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The Arts&Minds show will feature an intimate conversation with the
finalists. The unscripted discussion will give the audience a
first-hand account of the inspiration behind the authors and their
books and a chance to talk to the finalists themselves.
The 2011 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction finalists are:
Stevie Cameron for On the Farm: Robert William Pickton and the Tragic Story of
Vancouver's Missing Women, published by Alfred A. Knopf Canada.
Charles Foran for Mordecai: The Life & Times, published by Alfred A. Knopf Canada.
Ross King for Defiant Spirits: The Modernist Revolution of the Group of Seven
published by Douglas & McIntyre / McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
George Sipos for The Geography of Arrival: A Memoir published by Gaspereau Press.
Merrily Weisbord for The Love Queen of Malabar: Memoir of a Friendship with Kamala Das
published by McGill-Queen's University Press.
The show will be broadcast on Bravo! nationally several times in the
days leading up to the winner announcement on February 14. Arts&Minds
is also producing an extensive upcoming program tracking the 2011
Charles Taylor Prize events, from the announcement of the shortlist on
January 11th, through to the announcement of the winner at the gala
luncheon and awards ceremony on Valentine's Day.
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
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
The winner of the 2011 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction
will be announced at a gala awards ceremony and luncheon, to be held at
Le Meridien King Edward Hotel in downtown Toronto on Monday, February
14, 2011. The Prize consists of $25,000 for the winning author and
$2,000 for each runner-up with promotional support for each shortlisted
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, Indigo Books & Music, Le Meridien King Edward Hotel, Quill & Quire, The Globe and Mail, and Windfields Farm.
SOURCE Charles Taylor Prize
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