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Margaret MacMillan to receive $10,000 Harbourfront Festival Prize

Margaret MacMillanHistorian and author Margaret MacMillan has been selected as this year’s Harbourfront Festival Prize recipient.

The award is presented annually to an individual based their body of published work and “contributions to fostering the next generation of literary talent.”

The author of 13 books including The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914 and Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World, MacMillan was selected by a jury comprising Quill & Quire publisher Alison Jones, journalist Carol Off, and IFOA director Geoffrey Taylor. The prize will be presented at IFOA on Oct. 24 preceding a talk with Marilynne Robinson and Colm Tóibín.

Previous Harbourfront Festival Prize recipients include Dionne Brand, Wayson Choy, Austin Clarke, Helen Humphreys, Michael Ondaatje, Paul Quarrington, Seth, Jane Urquhart, and Guy Vanderhaeghe.