One of Canada’s largest non-fiction literary awards, the Charles Taylor Prize, has a new presenting partner, RBC Wealth Management, and a new promotion/media deal with CBC Radio and cbc.ca/books.
The media partnership with CBC will see prize-nominated authors providing on-line content for CBC Books, including activity on Canada Writes, the writing arm of the public broadcaster’s online book portal. CBC Books will feature the Charles Taylor Prize’s 2012 shortlisted authors assist in the promotion of the award’s presentation on March 5.
Both deals were announced Friday night at a gala staged by Toronto’s International Festival of Authors celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Taylor Prize, which is awarded annually to a work “that combines an excellent command of the English language, an elegance of style, quality of thought, and subtlety of perception.”
The winning author receives $25,000 and remaining finalists each receive $2,000.
The prize is named in honour of essayist, journalist and author, the late Charles Taylor.