The five finalists for the Toronto Book Awards have been announced, featuring a diverse list of non-fiction and novels. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the prize, worth $10,000 for the winning author and $1,000 for each of the finalists.
The finalists are:
- Anthony Da Sa, Kicking the Sky (Doubleday Canada)
- Charlotte Gray, The Massey Murder: A Maid, Her Master and the Trial that Shocked a Country (HarperCollins Canada)
- Carianne K.Y. Leung, The Wondrous Woo (Inanna Publications)
- Nick Saul and Andrea Curtis, The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement (Random House Canada)
- Shyam Selvadurai, The Hungry Ghosts (Doubleday Canada)
The finalists will each read from their books at Word on the Street in Toronto on Sept. 21.The winner will be announced Oct. 16 at the Toronto Public Library’s Bram and Bluma Appel Salon at a public celebration hosted by CBC’s Gil Deacon.