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

The recipient of the 2011 Toronto Book Awards will be announced on:

Thursday, October 13, 2011

2011 Toronto Book Awards Gala

All are Welcome!

FREE

Toronto Reference Library
The Appel Salon
789 Yonge St.

Reception at 6 P.M.

Awards Presentation at 7 P.M.

Please note that no tickets will be required for this event.

 The highlights of the 2011 Toronto Book Awards Gala include:

  • 37th anniversary celebration of books, authors and the city we love
  • the awards reception will be hosted by CBC Radio’s Metro Morning host Matt Galloway;
  • the winning author receives the $11,000 prize money and
  • each of the four finalists will receive $1,000.

Please click here for more info on the Toronto Book Awards and the above five finalists.

Enjoy!

Media Advisory

October 3, 2011

Reading event to feature finalists in 2011 Toronto Book Awards

The finalists of the 2011 Toronto Book Awards will meet for a group reading event at Toronto Public Library’s Yorkville Branch.

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

The finalists for the 2011 Toronto Book Awards are 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 recipient of the 2011 Toronto Book Awards will be announced on Thursday, October 13 at the Toronto Reference Library, Appel Salon at 789 Yonge St. The awards reception will be hosted by CBC Radio’s Matt Galloway. More information about the awards is available at http://www.toronto.ca/book_awards.

This year marks the 37th anniversary of the Toronto Book Awards. Established by Toronto City Council in 1974, the Toronto Book Awards honour authors of books of literary or artistic merit that are evocative of Toronto. The annual awards offer $15,000 in prize money. Each finalist will receive $1,000 and the winning author receives the remaining prize money, which will be $11,000 this year.

Toronto Public Library is the world’s busiest urban public library system. Every year, more than 18 million people visit branches in neighbourhoods across the city and borrow more than 32 million items. As cornerstones of their neighbourhoods, our libraries connect people to each other and to their community, inspiring the spirit of exploration, the joy of reading and the pursuit of knowledge for people of all ages and backgrounds. To learn more, please visit http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca or call Answerline at 416-393-7131.

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