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Peter Robinson wins $10,000 Harbourfront prize

The International Festival of Authors announced today that mystery author Peter Robinson is this year’s recipient of the $10,000 Harbourfront Festival Prize, “based on the merits of his own published work and the time he has invested in nurturing the next generation of literary talent.”

Robinson was selected by a jury comprising John van Driel, vice-president of programming operations at Classical 96.3 FM, National Post reporter Mark Medley, and IFOA director Geoffrey E. Taylor. Previous winners include Wayson Choy, Helen Humphreys, Paul Quarrington, and Jane Urquhart. The prize will be presented on Oct. 30, the closing night of the IFOA.