Charles Taylor Prize to announce its 2011 Shortlist

Press Conference: TUESDAY, JANUARY 11th at 10:00 am

TORONTO, Jan. 10 /CNW/ -

WHAT:        Announcement of the finalists for the 10th edition of The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction
WHEN:         Tuesday, January 11, 2011
        Announcement: 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. sharp
        Consort Bar, Main Floor, 37 King St. East, Toronto
        (Parking: East of King Edward Hotel on Leader Lane)
WHO:          Hosted by: Noreen Taylor, Chair, The Charles Taylor Foundation
        Juror David Macfarlane will make shortlist announcement.
        * Mr. Macfarlane was also a juror for The CTP inaugural prize in 2000.
        Prize Trustee & author Dr. David Staines
        Canadian book publishers and editors
WHY:        The Charles Taylor Prize is the country's most prestigious literary non-fiction award. Since 2000, the Prize has been a major driving force behind the recognition and growth of Canadian non-fiction. 

Now in its 10th year, The Charles Taylor Prize celebrates Canada's literary voices, recognizing the exceptional authors and journalists who captivate us with their stories, insights and writing style.

More than 150 submissions are competing for the 2011 Shortlist. Originally awarded every two years, since 2004 the Prize has been presented annually. The Prize is annually awarded  to a Canadian author whose book best demonstrates a superb command of the English language, an elegance of style and a subtlety of thought and perception.   

The Prize commemorates the late Charles Taylor, one of Canada's foremost essayists, a foreign correspondent and a prominent member of the Canadian literary community whose dream was to raise the public profile of non-fiction. 

The Prize consists of $25,000 for the winning author and an award of $2,000 for each finalist with promotional support for each short listed title. The winner of the 2011 Prize will be announced at the CTP Gala Luncheon and Awards Ceremony on Monday, February 14th.

The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction is presented by the Charles Taylor Foundation with the support of its partners: Ben McNally Books, Bravo! and Book Television, CNW Group, Event Source, Indigo Books and Music, Le Meridien King Edward Hotel, Quill & Quire, The Globe and Mail, and Windfields Farm.

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