Dec 09, 2013
By Michael Kramer
Canada’s most prestigious non-fiction prize has a new look, and a new annual award for emerging authors.
The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction will become the RBC Taylor Prize.
The new generation of the award will continue to provide $25,000 for Canada’s top literary non-fiction author, with the addition of a secondary award of $10,000 for an emerging Canadian literary non-fiction writer between the ages of 18 and 35.
The recipient of the Emerging Writer’s Award will be chosen by each year’s RBC Taylor Prize winner and will reflect that author’s wish to champion their chosen writer. Joining in the tradition of the RBC Taylor Prize, the recipient of this new award will also be revealed at the March 10th awards ceremony and luncheon at the Omni King Edward Hotel.
The news comes just as the Taylor Prize begins work on its thirteenth Award cycle. This week, the newly-named RBC Taylor Prize will announce its three-person jury and issue its longlist of books in the running for the 2014 prize.