Oct 05, 2021
By Christine Ross
Speak, Silence by Kim Echlin has won this year’s Toronto Book Award.
The jury described her novel as a story of tragedy and community rebuilding that hooks the reader from the beginning to the last page.
In chronicles a Toronto journalist who travels to war-torn Europe to reunite with her former lover and report on a festival in Sarajevo.
This is the 47th year of the Toronto Book Awards and it received a record-breaking 93 submissions, up 50 percent over previous years.
Each shortlisted finalist received $1,000, with $10,000 awarded to the winner.