THE FINALISTS FOR THE EIGHTH
CHARLES TAYLOR PRIZE FOR LITERARY NON-FICTION





AT A PRESS CONFERENCE HELD AT Le Meridien King Edward Hotel in downtown Toronto on January 6, 2009, prize juror Jeffrey Simpson announced the finalists for the 2009 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction. Those finalists are: Elizabeth Abbott for Sugar: A Bittersweet History, published by Penguin Group (Canada); Tim Cook for Shock Troops: Canadians Fighting the Great War, 1917 – 1918, Volume Two, published by Viking Canada; and Ana Silkjak for Angel of Vengeance: The “Girl Assassin,” the Governor of St. Petersburg, and Russia's Revolutionary World, published by St. Martin's Press.
    The prize consists of $25,000 and a crystal trophy for the winning author and $2,000 for each of the runners up as well as national publicity and promotional support.