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Richler bio wins Charles Taylor Prize

Charles Foran was awarded this year’s $25,000 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-fiction for his biography Mordecai: The Life and Times (Knopf Canada) at a lunchtime ceremony in Toronto today. He beat out Stevie Cameron for On the Farm, Ross King for Defiant Spirits, George Sipos for The Geography of Arrival, and Merrily Weisbord for The Love Queen of Malabar. Each of the runner-up authors will take home $2,000.

Q&Q Omni will have a full story on the award and the ceremony later today.

Read Q&Q‘s review of Mordecai from our Nov. 2010 issue.