By Bookmarked and Jessica Allen - Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 0 Comments
The Harbourfront Centre hosted a panel discussion with all five finalists for the Charles Taylor Prize for literary non-fiction on Feb. 27. Have a listen to their chat, moderated by Dr. David Staines, professor of English at the University of Ottawa and a trustee of the Charles Taylor Foundation, and hosted by Kenneth Whyte, president of Rogers Publishing Limited. The winner of the $25,000 award will be announced on March 4, 2013.
Find all of our Charles Taylor coverage here, or by author below:
- Tim Cook, Warlords: Borden, Mackenzie King, and Canada’s World Wars
- Sandra Djwa, Journey with No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page
- Andrew Preston, Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy
- Ross King, Leonardo and the Last Supper
- Carol Bishop-Gwyn, The Pursuit of Perfection: A Life of Celia Franca
By Jessica Allen - Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 10:26 AM - 0 Comments
The five authors shortlisted for this year’s Charles Taylor Prize are:
- Carol Bishop-Gwyn for The Pursuit of Perfection: A Life of Celia Franca (read our review)
- Tim Cook for Warlords: Borden, Mackenzie King, and Canada’s World Wars
- Sandra Djwa for Journey with No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page
- Ross King for Leonardo and The Last Supper (read our review)
- Andrew Preston for Sword of Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy (read our review)
The winner, who will take home $25,000 for penning a work of Canadian nonfiction that ”best combines a superb command of the English language, an elegance of style, and a subtlety of thought and perception,” will be announced on Mar. 4, 2013.
Andrew Westoll won the prize last year for The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary: A Canadian Story of Resilience and Recovery.