Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Globe's Ian Brown wins Charles Taylor Prize

To explain why they chose his book The Boy in the Moon as this year’s grand prize winner, the jury lauded The Globe and Mail writer for his sensitive exploration of “a netherworld where medicine and morality meet” and for telling the story of his disabled son “with artless candour, quirky humour and unsparing detail.” Now in its tenth year, the Charles Taylor prize is named for another former Globe writer, known for his graceful writing style. The award is administered his widow, Noreen Taylor, and although it is no longer the richest prize for non-fiction in Canada -- the government of British Columbia offers a similar prize worth $40,000, which was also won this year by Ian Brown -- the Taylor prize emphasizes the literary quality of its honorees.

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