Thursday, 6 November 2008
Noreen Taylor and the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction help
promote Canadian books in the United Kingdom
The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction
is giving the nation's book industry assistance in marketing Canadian
literature to the people of the United Kingdom. At the International Festival
Of Authors (IFOA), held in Toronto over the past two weeks, Noreen Taylor, the
founder of the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction, donated nearly
140 non-fiction books to the Department of Foreign Affairs and International
Trade (DFAIT), to be used by the Canada High Commission in London, England.
The books, all non-fiction titles, were entered for the 2008 Charles
Taylor Prize. On stage at IFOA Ms Taylor presented a signed copy of the
winning book, Richard Gwyn's "John A.: The Man Who Made Us: The Life and Times
of John A. MacDonald, Volume One: 1815-1867 to John Bonar of DFAIT. Pictured
left to right are: Authors Lewis Desoto and Richard Gwyn (seated), Noreen
Taylor, and John Bonar. Photograph by David Tollington.
The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction is presented annually
by the Charles Taylor Foundation with the support of its partners: AVFX, Ben
McNally Books, Book TV, Bravo, Canada Newswire, CBC Radio One, The Globe and
Mail, Le Meridien King Edward Hotel, Quill & Quire publications, and
The trustees of the Charles Taylor Foundation are Michael Bradley
(Toronto), Judith Mappin (Montreal), David Staines (Ottawa), and Noreen Taylor
Photograph and story placed on cross-Canada newswire through CNW Group.