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 Anne Kingston - Friday, February 15, 2013 at 10:00 AM - 0 Comments
A riveting portrait of an artist as a young — and old — woman
Maclean’s presents part three in a series with the five Charles Taylor Prize nominees. The prize for literary non-fiction, which recognizes excellence in Canadian non-fiction writing, will award $25,000 to the winning author on March 4.
- Join Maclean’s and the five finalists Feb. 27 for a panel discussion at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto.
When the respected scholar, author and critic Sandra Djwa embarked on Journey With No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page more than a decade ago, she had no inkling of how challenging or far-flung the expedition would be. It’s the first biography of the charismatic, convention-defying female poet and painter who inspired a generation of writers, including Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje and Alice Munro. The St. John’s, Nfld. native, whose prior studies of CanLit include acclaimed biographies of Roy Daniells and F.R. Scott, calls it “the most difficult book I’ve ever written.”
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.