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September 26, 2002
Media Advisory: Toronto Book Awards winner to be announced
Deputy Mayor Case Ootes will announce the winner of the 2002 Toronto Book
Awards at The Word On The Street festival this Sunday.

Date: September 29
Time: 11:30 a.m. (as part of The Word On The Street opening ceremonies)
Place: CityTV MainStage (Queen and John Sts.)

The six finalists are:

· Douglas Bell, Run Over: A Boy, His Mother and An Accident, Random House Canada
· Sarah Dearing, Courage My Love, Stoddart Publishing Co., Limited
· Jane Lind, Joyce Wieland: Artist on Fire, James Lorimer & Company Ltd.
· Eirin Moure, Sheep's Vigil by a Fervent Person, House of Anansi Press Limited
· Michael Redhill, Martin Sloane, Doubleday Canada
· Elizabeth Ruth, Ten Good Seconds of Silence, The Dundurn Group

According to the Toronto Book Awards Committee, all the authors' works are
evocative of Toronto, one of the founding criteria for the awards. The
short-list was chosen from 83 entries. Established in 1974, the Toronto Book
Awards honours authors of published books that are of literary and artistic
merit, and offers a total of $15,000 in prize money.

The authors will be reading from their works in the City of Toronto tent, at
Queen & St. Patrick Streets, following the announcement. The schedule of
readings is:

12:30 p.m. 2002 Toronto Book Awards winner
1:00 p.m. A.B. McKillop, The Spinster and the Prophet, MacFarlane Walter &
Ross, 2001 Toronto Book Awards winner
1:30 p.m. Douglas Bell
2:00 p.m. Jane Lind
2:30 p.m. Sarah Dearing
3:00 p.m. Michael Redhill
3:30 p.m. Elizabeth Ruth.

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