The three jurors for next year’s RBC Taylor Prize for literary non-fiction have been revealed.
Toronto TV broadcaster Susanne Boyce, University of British Columbia creative writing chair Steven Galloway, and University of Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs director Stephen J. Toope have been tapped to judge the $25,000 award.
Boyce, former president of content and specialties at CTV Creative, has held various producer, programmer, and executive positions at private and public networks such as CBC and BCTV. Galloway, along with his position at UBC, has garnered a number of accolades for his own writing, including nominations for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award, and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. His books, the most recent of which is The Confabulist, have been published in more than 30 territories. Toope is also an author and received the highest award for a book on international law, the American Society of International Law’s certificate of merit for creative scholarship, in 2011. He’s served as president and dean at various other universities and foundations including UBC and McGill.
Books can be nominated until Nov. 2. The prize longlist will be announced on Dec. 9, the shortlist on Jan. 13, and the winner at a gala on March 7.
UPDATE: An earlier version of this post misstated the awards Steven Galloway has won or been nominated for. Q&Q regrets the error.