Toronto Book Awards

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Toronto Book Awards

Established by Toronto City Council in 1974, The Toronto Book Awards honour authors of books of literary or artistic merit that are evocative of Toronto. The annual awards offer $15,000 in prize money. Each finalist receives $1,000 and the winning author receives the remaining prize money.

See the 2014 Toronto Book Awards Finalists.

Upcoming Events

Word on the Street

September 21
Toronto Book Awards
City of Toronto Tent
Queen's Park North
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Please see the 2014 reading schedule for events inside the City of Toronto tent.

Reading event at Word on the Street

The five finalists for the 2014 Toronto Book Awards will read from their respective books at the Word On the Street Book & Magazine Festival on September 21, 2014. This free event is held at Queen's Park North. Again this year, authors from Diaspora Dialogues will join the reading program. Diaspora Dialogues supports writing that reflects Toronto's diverse artistic and literary culture.

An Evening with the Shortlisted Authors

October 8
Toronto Public Library
Yorkville Branch
22 Yorkville Ave.
7 p.m.

Awards Ceremony

October 16
Toronto Reference Library
The Bram & Bluma
Appel Salon
789 Yonge St.
6 p.m. - cash bar reception
7 p.m. - awards presentation