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October 7, 2013
Winner of 2013 Toronto Book Award to be announced Wednesday
The winner of the 2013 Toronto Book Award will be announced on Wednesday at the Toronto Reference Library.

Date: Wednesday, October 9
Time: 6 p.m. (reception); 7 p.m. (welcome remarks and awards presentation)
Location: Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St.

CBC Radio’s Matt Galloway will be the emcee for the awards reception.

The finalists for the 2013 Toronto Book Awards are Kamal Al-Solaylee for his memoir, Intolerable; A Memoir of Extremes (HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.); Patrick Cummins (photos) and Shawn Micallef (text) for their annotated book of photography, Full Frontal T.O. (Coach House Books); Kevin Irie for his collection of poetry, Viewing Tom Thomson, A Minority Report (Frontenac House Poetry); Aga Maksimowska for her novel, Giant (Pedlar Press); and Katrina Onstad for her novel, Everybody has Everything (McClelland & Stewart).

More information about the Toronto Book Awards is available at

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