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November 5, 1998
Toronto Invites Submissions for 1999 Book Award
The Toronto Book Award Committee is inviting publishers and authors to submit
books for the 1999 Toronto Book Award.

The Toronto Book Award was established by Toronto City Council in 1974 to
honour authors of books of literary or artistic merit that are evocative of

This annual award offers a total of $15,000 in prize money. Each finalist
(usually four to six) receives $1,000 and the winning author is awarded the
remainder (usually $9,000 to $11,000).

Previous winners include Margaret Atwood, Robertson Davies, Timothy Findley,
Katherine Govier, Anne Michaels, and Michael Ondaatje.

Fiction and non-fiction books for adults and/or children are eligible.
Reprints, textbooks and manuscripts are not eligible. There are no separate
categories: novels, short-story collections, books of poetry, biographies,
histories, social studies, children's books, books about sports, photographic
collections, etc. are judged together.

For the 1999 award, books must have been published between January 1 and
December 31, 1998. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 1999.

There are no entry forms to complete. Simply submit five (5) copies of the
book you consider eligible, along with your name, address and phone number, to:
Toronto Book Award c/o City of Toronto Corporate Communications 22nd Floor, East Tower, City Hall 100 Queen Street West Toronto, ON M5H 2N2

The Toronto Book Award Committee reviews all books submitted. Finalists are
announced in early September. The winner is announced in late September at
the Word On The Street festival in downtown Toronto.

For more information see The Toronto Book Award.

Media Contact
Richard Frank
Toronto Corporate Communications
(416) 392-0468



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