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October 1, 2012
Reading event to feature finalists in 2012 Toronto Book Awards
The finalists of the 2012 Toronto Book Awards will meet for a group reading event at Toronto Public Library's Yorkville Branch.

Date: Wednesday, October 3
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Toronto Public Library - Yorkville Branch, 22 Yorkville Ave.

The finalists for the 2012 Toronto Book Awards are Dave Bidini for his biography, Writing Gordon Lightfoot: The Man, the Music, and the World in 1972 (McClelland & Stewart); Andrew J. Borkowski for his collection of short stories, Copernicus Avenue (Cormorant Books Inc.); Farzana Doctor for her novel, Six Metres of Pavement (Dundurn Press); Michele Landsberg for her collection of columns, Writing the Revolution (Second Story Press); and Suzanne Robertson, for her collection of poetry, Paramita, Little Black (Guernica Editions).

The recipient of the 2012 Toronto Book Awards will be announced on Thursday, October 11 at the Toronto Reference Library, Bram and Bluma Appel Salon at 789 Yonge St. The evening awards ceremony will be hosted by CBC Radio’s Matt Galloway. For more information about the Toronto Book Awards visit

This year marks the 38th anniversary of the 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 will receive $1,000 and the winning author receives the remaining prize money, which will be $11,000 this year.

Toronto Public Library is the world's busiest urban public library system. Every year, more than 19 million people visit our branches in neighbourhoods across the city and borrow over 33 million items. To learn more about Toronto Public Library, visit our website at or call Answerline at 416-393-7131. For all the latest buzz about the library follow us on Twitter @torontolibrary.

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