TORONTO, Dec. 23 /CNW/ -
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 10:00 a.m. sharp Consort Bar - Main Level - Le Meridien King Edward Hote l37 King Street East - Toronto, Ontario Media contact: Stephen Weir & Associates: Stephen Weir: 416-489-5868 or 416-801-3101 / [email protected] Linda Crane: 905-257-6033 or 416-727-0112 / [email protected] About the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction: --------------------------------------------------------
The trustees of the Charles Taylor Foundation established The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction to commemorate the life and work of the late Charles Taylor, one of Canada's foremost essayists and a prominent member of the Canadian literary community. Charles Taylor was a foreign correspondent with The Globe and Mail and the author of four books: Radical Tories; Reporter in Red China; Six Journeys: A Canadian Pattern; and Snow Job.
The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction is awarded annually to the author whose book best combines an excellent command of the English language, an elegance of style, quality of thought, and subtlety of perception.
The prize consists of $25,000 for the winning author and $2,000 for each of the remaining finalists. All of the shortlisted titles receive extensive national publicity and marketing support.
The jury will announce the shortlist for The 2011 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction on January 11th and the winner on February 14, 2011, at events to be held in downtown Toronto.
The trustees of the Charles Taylor Foundation are Michael Bradley (Toronto), Judith Mappin (Montreal), David Staines (Ottawa), and Noreen Taylor (Toronto).
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.
For further information: For further information: please visit: www.thecharlestaylorprize.ca