Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The 2008 Toronto Book Awards Shortlist

This morning we attended the 2008 Toronto Book Awards shortlist announcement that took place at the Toronto Reference Library.

The event was hosted by Mayor David Miller, who kicked things off by making an impassioned plea for more arts funding.

The intrepid Mayor David Miller

We're proud to announce that one of the five books shortlisted for the award is a Cormorant Books title: Elspeth Cameron's And Beauty Answers.


From left to right: Elyse Friedman, Mayor David Miller, Elspeth Cameron, David Chariandy

The finalists will all be reading at Word On The Street on Sunday, September 28, and the winner will be announced on Friday, October 17, at a gala taking place at the Toronto Reference Library.

For more information on the awards and the finalists, visit the 2008 Toronto Book Awards site.

Congratulations, Elspeth! My souvenir and I salute you.

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