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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: finalists receive $1,000 and the winning author is awarded $10,000. This year marks the 42nd anniversary of the Toronto Book Awards.

Toronto Book Awards News

2016 Toronto Book Award Shortlist Announced !


Congratulations to the 2016  Finalists:

The 2016 Toronto Book Awards will be presented at the Toronto Reference Library's  Appel Salon October 11 at 7 pm hosted by CBC's Gill Deacon.

Hear the Toronto Book Awards shortlist authors read at Word on the Street  on September 25 and again at Scarborough Civic Centre Library  (156 Borough Drive), October 5 at 7 pm -- both events are free. 

Meet our Judges

The 2016 Toronto Book Awards committee is made up of volunteer members:

 Irfan Ali, Ann Jansen, Kilby Smith-McGregor and Conan Tobias

Meet our Judges