This is an update to my previous blog You’re Invited: 2011 Toronto Book Awards Reading Event & Gala.

Congratulations to Rabindranath Maharaj for winning the 2011 Toronto Book Award of $11,000!

Last night at the awards gala in Toronto Reference Library’s Appel Salon, Rabindranath Maharaj received the 2011 Toronto Book Award for his novel, The Amazing Absorbing Boy (Knopf Canada).

The Amazing Absorbing Boy was chosen from 78 book submissions because:

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You're Invited: 2011 Toronto Book Awards Reading Event & Gala

You're Invited: 2011 Toronto Book Awards Reading Event & Gala

Please mark your calendars for these two FREE exciting events.

Come listen to the following readings of the 2011 Toronto Book Awards’ finalists:

  • James FitzGerald for his memoir, What Disturbs Our Blood (Random House Canada);
  • James King for his novel, Étienne’s Alphabet (Cormorant Books Inc.);
  • Rabindranath Maharaj for his novel, The Amazing Absorbing Boy (Knopf Canada);
  • Nicholas Ruddock for his novel, The Parabolist (Doubleday Canada); and
  •  Alissa York, for her novel, Fauna (Random House Canada).

The group reading event will take place on:

Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Toronto Public Library, Yorkville Branch, 22 Yorkville Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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This is an update to my previous blog You’re Invited: Toronto Events With Road Closures September 24 – 25.

Tomorrow, September 25, the following five finalists for the 2011 Toronto Book Awards as well as these five authors from Diaspora Dialogues will read in the City of Toronto tent at the Word On the Street which is a FREE National Book & Magazine Festival in Queen’s Park North, Toronto:

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