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/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - The Last RBC Taylor Prize/


TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2020 /CNW/ - Media are welcome to cover (SRO - no luncheon seating available)

WHEN: Monday March 2, 2020
Luncheon: 12 noon | Announcement 1:40 p.m. 
The Omni King Edward Hotel in downtown Toronto

This Monday, March 2nd one of five RBC Taylor Prize finalists will be named the winner of the Prize. The Prize consists of $5,000 for each of the finalists, and a further $25,000 for the winner (winner also receives a custom designed crystal trophy). The announcement will take place at approximately 1:40 p.m. following the presentation of the finalists, who will each receive an authentic leather-bound edition of their book.

This is the 20th and final year for the Prize. The RBC Taylor Prize is Canada's most prestigious nonfiction prize.

The Omni King Edward Hotel, Crystal Ballroom, 17th Floor 
37 King St. East, Toronto M5C 1E9

The five finalists are:

The Mosquito by Timothy C. Winegard
The Reality Bubble by Ziya Tong
Highway of Tears by Jessica McDiarmid
Had it Coming by Robyn Doolittle
Bush Runner by Mark Bourrie

About The RBC Taylor Prize

Established in 1998 by the trustees of the Charles Taylor Foundation and first awarded in 2000, 2020 marks the twentieth anniversary of the RBC Taylor Prize, which commemorates Charles Taylor's pursuit of excellence in the field of literary non-fiction. Awarded to the author whose book best combines a superb command of the English language, an elegance of style, and a subtlety of thought and perception, the Prize consists of $30,000 for the winner and $5,000 for each of the remaining finalists. All authors are presented with a custom leather bound version of their shortlisted book at the awards ceremony. All finalists receive promotional support for their nominated titles.

Sharing a commitment to emerging Canadian talent, The Charles Taylor Foundation and RBC will also grant the annual RBC Taylor Prize Emerging Writers Award. Shortly after the announcement of the 2020 Prize, its winner will name their choice of emerging author to receive this $10,000 award.

The media sponsors are The Globe and Mail, Cision, Quill & Quire magazine, and Howl Radio. In-kind sponsors include Ben McNally Books, Event Source, Toronto International Festival of Authors, and The Omni King Edward Hotel.

Our thanks to CNW Group for sponsoring this announcement.

To download high-resolution images of the shortlisted authors and their book covers please go to:

To download high-resolution images of the trustees and the jury please go to:

SOURCE RBC Taylor Prize

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