THE AWARDS CEREMONY FOR THE SIXTH CHARLES TAYLOR PRIZE FOR LITERARY NON-FICTION
 
 
Diane Turbide of Penguin Books and Diane Martin of Knopf Canada

AT A LUNCHEON CEREMONY held on Monday, February 28, 2007 at the Windsor Arms hotel in Toronto, author Rudy Wiebe was named the winner of the 2007 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction for his book Of This Earth: Tales of a Mennonite Boyhood in the Boreal Forest, published by Alfred E. Knopf Canada. Noreen Taylor, chair of the Charles Taylor Foundation, presented Rudy Wiebe with a cheque for $25,000 and a specially commissioned crystal award created by Cascade Crystal of Toronto, incorporating graphics designed by Toronto graphic designer Peter Enneson.
     Prior to the winner announcement, each of the finalists were greeted on stage by all three members of the jury and presented with a leather-bound copy of their shortlisted book, created by Felton Bookbinding of Georgetown, Ontario.