Malvern Panel Prior to Awards
Scarborough Book Cracks The Book Short List
By Stephen Weir
Trinidadian Canadian writer David Chariandy’s award winning novel, Brothers, is up for another prize. The winner of the 2017 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize has just been nominated for this year’s Toronto Book Awards.
David Chariandy’s book is a devastating story about the love between a mother and her sons, the impact of race, masculinity and the senseless loss of young lives in Scarborough, in the violent summer of 1991.
Brothers is one of five books on the City of Toronto and Toronto Public Library‘s 2018 Toronto Book Awards shortlist. Established by Toronto City Council in 1974, the awards honour books of literary merit that are evocative of Toronto.
The 2018 shortlist is:
· Dionne Brand “The Unpublished City“,
· David Chariandy “Brother“,
· Carrianne Leung “That Time I Loved You“,
· Lee Maracle “My Conversations with Canadians“,
· Kerri Sakamoto “Floating City“.
The winner of the 2018 Toronto Book Awards will be announced on October 10 at the Toronto Reference Library. The public is welcome to attend the awards at the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon starting at 7 p.m.
Toronto Book Awards is bringing the authors to Malvern three days before for the award, The free panel event will held at the Malvern Toronto Library Branch (30 Sewells Road) on October 3 at 7 p.m.
This is the 44th year of the Toronto Book Awards. The annual awards offer $15,000 in prize money. Each shortlisted finalist will receive $1,000, with $10,000 going to the winner.
On the jury for this year’s Toronto Book Awards Committee are author Nathan Adler, Now Magazine’s Susan G. Cole, author Kevin Hardcastle, poet Soraya Peerbaye and author and owner of Another Book List. Itah Sadu.