KIM ECHLIN WINS TORONTO BOOK AWARD

Oct 05, 2021

By Christine Ross

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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.

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