Morning Announcement: 10:00 a.m.
TORONTO, May 7, 2015 /CNW/ -
The RBC Taylor Prize 2015 winner Plum Johnson has chosen a young author to receive this year's RBC Taylor Prize Emerging Author Award of $10,000. The winner will be announced Monday morning in a brief ceremony with both authors in attendance. The media is invited to attend/cover
RBC Plaza Toronto, 200 Bay Street, 40th Floor, South Tower. Media Reception 10 A.M.
Meet the 2015 RBC Taylor Prize Emerging Author winner and the RBC Taylor Prize winner Plum Johnson (They Left us Everything). Also in attendance, and available for interviews will be Prize Founder Noreen Taylor, and Trustee Vijay Parmar, President, RBC PH&N Investment Counsel.
The RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award was established in 2014 to provide recognition and assistance to a Canadian published author who is working on a significant writing project, preferably but not limited to literary non-fiction. Through mentorship from the nominating author, and the cash award, it is intended that the writer will be able to progress toward the creation of a first draft. This is the second year that an Emerging Author has been honoured. Last year Dr. Leanne Simpson received the Award.
The Trustees of the Charles Taylor Prize Foundation are Michael Bradley (Toronto), David Staines (Ottawa), and Noreen Taylor (Toronto). The Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support of RBC Wealth Management as its presenting sponsor; along with its major sponsor Metropia; and greatly appreciates the support of its media sponsors The Globe and Mail, Maclean's magazine, CNW Group, The Huffington Post Canada, Quill & Quiremagazine, and in-kind sponsors: Ben McNally Books, Event Source, and The Omni King Edward Hotel.
Since 2000, the prestigious national book prize, the RBC Taylor Prize, has been a driving force behind the growth and recognition of literary non-fiction. The Prize celebrates Canada's rich literary heritage, and the exceptional authors who captivate us with their stories. The Prize commemorates the life and work of the late Charles Taylor, one of Canada's foremost essayists. The Prize is presented annually 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.
SOURCE RBC Taylor Prize
For further information: Media contacts and to confirm attendance, coverage requirements & interviews: Stephen Weir, (416) 489-5868, cell: (416) 801-3101, [email protected]; New courier / mail address: Stephen Weir, Stephen Weir & Associates, [email protected], 109 Castlefield Avenue, Toronto, ON, CANADA. M4R 1G5, Tel: 416-489-5868, cell: 416-801-3101, www.stephenweir.com, twitter: sweirweir