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THE WINNER OF THE 2019
RBC TAYLOR PRIZE




AT A LUNCHEON CEREMONY held on Monday, March 4, 2019 in Toronto, Kate Harris (Atlin, BC) was named the winner of the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize for her book Lands of Lost Borders: Out of Bounds on the Silk Road, published by Knopf Canada.
      Prior to the winner announcement, each of the prize finalists — Bill Gaston (Victoria, BC) shortlisted for Just Let Me Look at You: On Fatherhood, published by Hamish Hamilton/Penguin Canada; Ian Hampton (Vancouver, BC) shortlisted for Jan in 35 Pieces: A Memoir in Music, published by Porcupine’s Quill; Elizabeth Hay (Ottawa, ON) shortlisted for All Things Consoled: A Daughter’s Memoir, published by McClelland & Stewart; Darrel J. McLeod (Sooke, BC) shortlisted for Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age, published by Douglas & McIntyre — were individually congratulated on stage by jurors Camilla Gibb, Roy MacGregor and Beverley McLachlin. All finalists, including the winner, received a $5,000 honorarium and were presented with a leather-bound copy of their shortlisted book. Kate Harris received a further $25,000.
      In April Kate Harris will announce the 2019 winner of the RBC Taylor Emerging Author award, who will receive $10,000 and the opportunity to be mentored under Ms Harris.