Excellence Recognized; RBC Taylor Prize Concludes



After twenty years the Charles Taylor Foundation is bringing the RBC Taylor Prize for Non-Fiction to a close, with a final awarding on March 2, 2020.
     Noreen Taylor explains "it became clear last year that we had achieved every goal that Charles and I set out. With winners, finalists, Emerging Writers and more recently the Mentorship programme, we have collectively touched the lives of more than 100 writers in this country."
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video of Noreen Taylor


Noreen Taylor: “The RBC Taylor Prize is there to promote not only the best in Canadian non-fiction but to be a central unifying force that will help identify the values that Canadians hold and the principles they will uphold, and the future they want to build.”
     View a video of Noreen discussing the prize here.


Nadina Taylor and Edward Taylor video


Nadina Taylor: “It is like keeping a piece of my father alive, so it means a lot to me.”
Edward Taylor: “I think how much my father would have enjoyed reading these stories, and how proud he would be that a prize bearing his name would be able to shed light on these people’s works and brought interest to them”
     View a video of Nadina and Edward talking about their father and the prize here.


Shelagh Rogers video


Shelagh Rogers: “It is a prize that has always celebrated a huge chorus of voices and that is something that is Canada! I think that this really reflects the country.”
     View a video of Shelagh Rogers praising the prize here.


Ben McNally video


Ben McNally: “Watching The Prize grow from very humble beginings to what it is now is a really significant achievement and having been associated with it means a lot to me!”
     View a video of Ben McNally celebrating the prize here.


WHAT’S
NEW


2020
Prize to be
concluded

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KEY
DATES


LONGLIST
FOR THE
2020 PRIZE
ANNOUNCED

Wednesday,
December 4,
2019

SHORTLIST
FOR THE
2020 PRIZE
ANNOUNCED

Wednesday,
January 8,
2020

WINNER
FOR THE
2020 PRIZE ANNOUNCED

Monday,
March 2,
2020


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