The finalists for this year’s Toronto Book Award, honouring books evocative of the city, have been revealed.
The shortlisted authors will perform readings from their respective titles at the Word on the Street festival at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre on Sept. 27 and at North York Central Library on Oct. 8.
The shortlist is as follows:
- André Alexis, Fifteen Dogs (Coach House Books)
- Margaret Atwood, Stone Mattress (McClelland & Stewart)
- Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, All the Broken Things (Random House Canada)
- Bruce McDougall, The Last Hockey Game (Goose Lane Editions)
- Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven (HarperCollins Canada)
The prize awards a total of $15,000: $12,000 to the winner, and $1,000 to each finalist. The recipient will be announced at a public event hosted by CBC Radio’s Gill Deacon at the Toronto Reference Library’s Bram and Bluma Appel Salon on Oct. 15.