TORONTO, March 23, 2016 /CNW/ -
Who: Iain Reid, winner of the RBC Taylor Prize Emerging Author Award
When: Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 7pm
Where: Brampton Library
Cyril Clark Branch,
20 Loafer's Lake Lane,
Brampton, ON, L6Z 1X9
Why: Media Welcome To Cover
The Brampton Library is wrapping up this season's Canadian Author Series with a talk by author Iain Reid, winner of the RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award and one of The Globe and Mail's Fab Five: Canlit's Hottest Up-and-Comers. Iain Reid's first book, One Bird's Choice: A Year in the Life of an Over-educated, Underemployed Twenty something Who Moves Back Home, won the CBC Bookie Award for Best Nonfiction Book of the year. His second book, The Truth About Luck, is a travel memoir about an inspiring 'stay-cation' in his basement, sharing meals and music with his grandmother. His latest book, I'm Thinking of Ending Things, is expected in June of 2016.
Peppered with self-deprecating humour, his writing has appeared on National Public Radio (NPR), CBC Radio One's Metro Morning, The Globe and Mail, and Reader's Digest. Don't miss this opportunity to meet and chat with Iain Reid!
Iain Reid, a Kingston, Ontario based writer, was named the recipient of the 2015 RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award. Mr. Reid was nominated for the Award by Plum Johnson whose book They Left Us Everything: A Memoir, won the 2015 RBC Taylor Prize in early March.
Established jointly by RBC and the Taylor Prize to promote emerging talent in non-fiction writing, the RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award consists of a $10,000 cash prize, in addition to the opportunity to be mentored by the RBC Taylor Prize winner.
About the RBC Taylor Prize:
Established biennially in 1998 by the trustees of the Charles Taylor Foundation, 2016 marked the fifteenth awarding of the Prize, which commemorates Charles Taylor's pursuit of excellence in the field of literary non-fiction. Awarded 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 Prize consists of $25,000 for the winner and $2,000 for each of the remaining finalists, as well as promotional support to help all of the nominated books to stand out in the media, bookstores, and libraries. This year's prize winner, Rosemary Sullivan (Stalin's Daughter) will be announcing her choice for the 2016 Emerging Author Award later this Spring.
The presenting sponsor of the RBC Taylor Prize is RBC Wealth Management. Its media sponsors are The Globe and Mail (exclusive newspaper sponsor), CNW Group, The Huffington Post Canada, Maclean's magazine, and Quill & Quire magazine; its in-kind sponsors are Ben McNally Books, Event Source, IFOA, The Omni King Edward Hotel, and the Toronto Public Library Board.
For General information about the prize visit: www.rbctaylorprize.ca.
SOURCE RBC Taylor Prize
For further information: Media contact: Stephen Weir & Associates, Stephen Weir: 416.489.5868, cell: 416.801.3101, [email protected]; Stephen Sist. Marketing Assistant Brampton Library [email protected], T: (905) 793-4636 ext. 4317