The finalists for the 2015 Toronto Book Award were recently announced. This is the 41st year for the prize, which was originally established by the Toronto City Council. The awards are meant to celebrate and bring attention to books of literary and/or artistic merit that are resonant with the city. The finalists, and ultimately the winner, are chosen by a volunteer committee that changes annually.
We'd like to congratulate two of our members and their authors who received nominations:
Coach House Books & Andre Alexis for Fifteen Dogs, a novel where dogs have been given human consciousness and language.
Goose Lane Editions & Bruce McDougall for The Last Hockey Game, a dramatic true account of the May 2, 1967 hockey game between Montreal and Toronto that puts readers in the announcers' booth.
All the finalists for this year's awards will be appearing at Word on the Street at the Harbourfront Centre on September 27th as well as the North York Central Library on October 8th. The winner will be announced at an event hosted by the CBC's Gill Deacon at the Toronto Reference Library on October 15th. For more information on the awards and to see a full list of the nominees, please visit the City of Toronto website.