Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Non-fiction authors feted at event hosted by Rogers Publishing president Ken Whyte

Ken Whyte, the president of Rogers Publishing, is hosting an event on Wednesday evening in Toronto at which the shortlisted authors for the 2012 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction are interviewed. This is in advance of the naming of the winner on March 4. The event is presented by Authors at Harbourfront Centre and Maclean's magazine. Moderator David Staines talks with 
  • Carol Bishop-Gwyn about The Pursuit of Perfection: A Life of Celia Franca
  • Tim Cook  about Warlords: Borden, Mackenzie King, and Canada's World Wars
  • Sandra Djwa about Journey with No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page
  • Ross King  about Leonardo and The Last Supper
  • Andrew Preston about Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy
The Charles Taylor Prize recognizes excellence in Canadian non-fiction writing. It is named to honour the late Charles Taylor who, among other things was an author, essayist and foreign correspondent for the Globe and Mail


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