THE AWARDS CEREMONY FOR THE EIGHTH CHARLES TAYLOR PRIZE FOR LITERARY NON-FICTION
 

Sarah MacLachlan, Ben McNally, and Lynn Thomson

AT A LUNCHEON CEREMONY held on Monday, February 9, 2009, in the historic Sovereign Ballroom of Le Meridien King Edward Hotel, author Tim Cook was named the winner of the 2009 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction for his book Shock Troops: Canadians Fighting the Great War, 1917 – 1918, published by Viking Canada. Noreen Taylor, chair of the Charles Taylor Foundation, presented Tim Cook 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.