Feb. 28, 2013
/CNW/ - Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs.
will attend The 2013 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction Award ceremony, in
The prize will be awarded by Prize founder
Monday, March 4, 2013
at a gala luncheon and awards ceremony at the famed The King Edward Hotel in downtown
. Media and cameras are welcome at the celebration of the finalists and winner announcement.
The awards ceremony will begin at
1:45 pm EST
and will end at
following the announcement of the winner. All five authors will be in attendance.
The Charles Taylor Prize recognizes excellence in Canadian non-fiction writing and emphasizes the development of the careers of the authors it celebrates. The Prize consists of
for the winning author and
for each of the remaining finalists. This year there are five authors on the prize shortlist. Two of the authors,
, were born in
but now live in
The Finalists of The 2013 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction are
The Pursuit of Perfection: A Life of Celia Franca
published by Cormorant Books
Warlords: Borden, Mackenzie King, and Canada's World Wars
, an imprint of Penguin Canada
Journey with No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page
published by McGill-Queen's University Press
Leonardo and The Last Supper
published by Bond Street Books, an imprint of Doubleday Canada
Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy
Alfred A. Knopf Canada
The Charles Taylor Prize celebrates Canada's best literary voices, recognizing the exceptional authors who captivate us with their superb command of the English language, elegance of style and subtlety of thought and perception.