The shortlist has been announced for the Toronto Book Awards. Each finalist will receive $1,000 and the winner will receive $10,000. The winning book will be announced in a livestream on Nov. 30, hosted by the Toronto Public Library.
The award, established 46 years ago by Toronto City Council, celebrates books of literary merit which are evocative of Toronto. The jury for this year’s prize consists of bookseller Ben McNally and writers Kate Cayley, Michael Fraser, Liz Howard, and Naben Ruthnum.
The shortlisted books are listed below.
- Frying Plantain, Zalika Reid-Benta (House of Anansi Press)
- Dancing After TEN, Vivian Chong and Georgia Webber, project management and access support by Kathleen Rea (Fantagraphics)
- In the Beggarly Style of Imitation, Jean Marc Ah-Sen (Nightwood Editions)
- The Missing Millionaire, Katie Daubs (McClelland & Stewart)
- The Skin We’re In, Desmond Cole (Doubleday Canada)