Freelancer Andrew J. Borkowski wins Toronto Book Award
Andrew J. Borkowski, a freelance journalist and frequent contributor to Canadian magazines, has won the 2012 Toronto Book Award. It was presented at a ceremony on Thursday night. The award was for his first collection of short stories called Copernicus Avenue.
Borkowski's short fiction has appeared in Grain, The New Quarterly and Storyteller magazines and he has freelanced for Quill & Quire , enRoute, Fashion, Flare and Chatelaine and the Globe and Mail. His journalistic specialty has been arts and media reporting and for nine years he was the editor of SCAN, the bimonthly publication of the CBC Producer's Associations and the Canadian Media Guild.The Toronto Book Award comes with an $11,000 prize (each of the finalists receives $1,000 and the winner wins an additional $10,000.)