Aug 09, 2018

By Christine Ross

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A diverse group of writers has been shortlisted for the 2018 Toronto Book Awards. The awards were first presented in 1974 as a way to honour books with a creative vision of Toronto. Mayor John Tory congratulated the 5 nominees saying this year’s shortlist adds to the city’s deep and rich literary legacy. The winner will be announced October 10th at the Toronto Reference Library. Finalists each receive $1,000 and the winning author is awarded $10,000.

photo: City of Toronto

Here’s the list of this year’s five finalists for the 44th annual literary prize

Dionne Brand, “The Unpublished City”
David Chariandy, “Brother”
Carrianne Leung, “That Time I Loved You”
Lee Maracle, “My Conversations with Canadians”
Kerri Sakamoto, “Floating City”

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