Richard Gwyn heads line-up of award-winning writers at IFOA's Non-Fiction Night

    TORONTO, Oct. 9 /CNW/ -

    Who:  Richard Gwyn, author of John A.: The Man Who Made Us, winner of the
          2008 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction appears at IFOA
          in Toronto
    What: IFOA's Non-Fiction Night - Mainstage Readings by award-winning
          authors Charlotte Gray, Christopher Dewdney, Richard Gwyn, and
    What: Onstage presentation of Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-
          Fiction books to London - Noreen Taylor, founder of the prize,
          presents a copy of Richard Gwyn's prize winning book to Michael
          O'Byrne and announces that the 137 books submitted for the 2008
          prize have been donated to Canada House in London.
    When: Friday, October 31, 2008; 8:00 p.m. Brigantine Room, York Quay
          Centre, Toronto.
    Why:  Fascinating stories about true subjects, beautifully written.

    THE CHARLES TAYLOR PRIZE for Literary Non-Fiction is presented annually by
the Charles Taylor Foundation with the support of its partners: AVFX, Ben
McNally Books, Book TV, Bravo!, Canada Newswire, CBC Radio One, The Globe and
Mail, Quill & Quire publications, and Windfields Farm.

    PREVIOUS WINNERS of the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction:
    Wayne Johnston for Baltimore's Mansion: A Memoir
    Carol Shields for Jane Austen
    Isabel Huggan for Belonging: Home Away from Home
    Charles Montgomery for The Last Heathen: Encounters with Ghosts and
    Ancestors in Melanesia
    J.B. MacKinnon for Dead Man in Paradise
    Rudy Wiebe for Of this Earth: A Mennonite Boyhood in the Boreal Forest
    Richard Gwyn for John A.: The Man Who Made Us

    THE TRUSTEES of the Charles Taylor Foundation are Michael Bradley
(Toronto), Judith Mappin (Montreal), David Staines (Ottawa), and Noreen Taylor

    Below are links to photos:

    Charlotte Gray:

    Richard Gwyn:
    credit: Gordon Fulton

    Christopher Dewdney:
    credit: Julie Enfield

For further information:

For further information: MEDIA CONTACTS: Stephen Weir, Publicist: (416)
489-5868,; Linda Crane, Publicist, (905) 257-6033,; PRIZE CONTACT:,

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