TORONTO, Feb. 26, 2018 /CNW/ - Media are welcome to cover (SRO - no luncheon seating available)
WHEN: Monday February 26, 2018
Luncheon: 12 noon | Announcement 1:40 p.m.
The Omni King Edward Hotel in downtown Toronto
This Monday, February 26th, one of five RBC Taylor Prize finalists will be named the winner of the Prize. The Prize consists of $5000 for each of the finalists, and a further $25,000 for the winner (winner also receives a custom designed crystal trophy). The announcement will take place at approximately 1:40 p.m. following the presentation of the finalists, who will each receive an authentic leather-bound edition of their book
The Omni King Edward Hotel, Crystal Ballroom, 17th Floor
37 King St. East, Toronto M5C 1E9
The five finalists are:
Stephen R. Bown – Island of the Blue Foxes: Disaster and Triumph on Bering's Great Voyage to Alaska
Daniel Coleman – Yardwork: A Biography of an Urban Place
James Maskalyk – Life on the Ground Floor: Letters from the Edge of Emergency Medicine
Tanya Talaga – Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City
Max Wallace – In the Name of Humanity
About The RBC Taylor Prize
Established in 1998 by the trustees of the Charles Taylor Foundation and first awarded in 2000, 2018 marks the seventeenth awarding of the RBC Taylor 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 $30,000 for the winner and $5,000 for each of the remaining finalists. All authors are presented with a custom leather bound version of their shortlisted book at the awards ceremony. All finalists receive promotional support for their nominated titles.
Sharing a commitment to emerging Canadian talent, The Charles Taylor Foundation and RBC will also grant the fifth annual RBC Taylor Prize Emerging Writers Award. Shortly after the announcement of the 2018 Prize, its winner will name their choice of emerging author to receive this $10,000 award.
The presenting sponsor of the RBC Taylor Prize is RBC Wealth Management. Its media sponsors are The Globe and Mail, Cision, 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.
To download high-resolution images of the shortlisted authors and their book covers please go to: www.rbctaylorprize.ca/2018/rbctp_2018_finalist_covers_and_authors.zip
SOURCE RBC Taylor Prize
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