Oct 12, 2012

By Scott Walker

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Andrew J. Borkowski is the winner of the 2012 Toronto Book Award for his collection of short stories, Copernicus Avenue.

The announcement was made last night at the Toronto Reference Library.

It’s the 38th anniversary of the Award that was established by Toronto City Council in 1974. Authors are chosen whose works reflect the city and its people.

The award was presented by Councillor Gary Crawford. He says, “In his collection of short stories, Mr. Borkowski takes us into the heart of Toronto’s Polish community and gives us a unique insight into the diversity that makes up our great city.”

The other four nominees were Dave Bidini for his biography, Writing Gordon Lightfoot: The Man, the Music and the World of 1972; Farzana Doctor for her novel, Six Metres of Pavement; Michele Landsberg for her collection of columns, Writing the Revolution; and Suzanne Robertson for her collection of poetry, Paramita.

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