Featuring Finalists for Canada's Most Prestigious Non-Fiction Prize
TORONTO, Feb. 5, 2018 /CNW/ - The RBC Taylor Prize and Ben McNally Books are presenting the 17th annual Books & Brunch featuring the five finalists for the 2018 RBC Taylor Prize on Sunday, February 25h at 10:00 a.m. in the Vanity Fair Ballroom of the Omni King Edward Hotel in downtown Toronto.
The Brunch is an opportunity to meet all five finalists and hear them discuss their books.
A tradition since the first awarding of the Prize in 2000, this event always sells out. Tickets are now on sale for just $55
The Five authors shortlisted for the 2018 RBC Taylor Prize will speak:
- Island of the Blue Foxes: Disaster and Triumph on Bering's Great Voyage to Alaska by Stephen R. Bown (Canmore, AB), published by Douglas & McIntyre
- Yardwork: A Biography of an Urban Place by Daniel Coleman (Hamilton, ON), published by Wolsak and Wynn
- Life on the Ground Floor: Letters from the Edge of Emergency Medicine by James Maskalyk (Toronto, ON; Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA), published by Doubleday Canada
- Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City, by Tanya Talaga (Toronto, ON), published by House of Anansi Press
- In the Name of Humanity by Max Wallace (Toronto, ON) published by Allen Lane Canada.
What: The 2018 RBC Taylor Prize Shortlist Books & Brunch presented by Ben McNally Books
When: Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 10:00 am
Where: Vanity Fair Ballroom, 2nd Floor, Omni King Edward Hotel
Tickets: $55 purchased in advance by calling Ben McNally Books 416.361.0032
The 17th annual prize will be awarded Mon Feb 26th at a gala luncheon. The Prize consists of $30,000 for the winner and $5000 for each of the finalists. The finalists and the winner are supported by an extensive promotional campaign.
The presenting sponsor of the RBC Taylor Prize is RBC Wealth Management. Its media sponsors are The Globe and Mail, CBC Books, Cision, 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.
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
To download high-resolution images of the trustees and the jury please go to: www.rbctaylorprize.ca/2018/2018_trustees_and_jury.zip
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