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October 4, 2010
Reading event to feature finalists in 2010 Toronto Book Awards
The finalists of the 2010 Toronto Book Awards will meet for a group reading event at the Toronto Public Library's Yorkville Branch.

Date: Tuesday, October 5
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Toronto Public Library - Yorkville Branch (22 Yorkville Ave.)

The finalists for the 2010 Toronto Book Awards are Sean Cullen for his novel The Prince of Neither Here Nor There (Puffin Canada); Cary Fagan, for his novel Valentine’s Fall (Cormorant Books Inc.); Lauren Kirshner, for her novel Where We Have to Go (McClelland & Stewart Ltd.); Mark Sinnett, for his novel The Carnivore (ECW Press); and Dragan Todorovic for his novel Diary of Interrupted Days (Random House Canada).

The winner of the 2010 Toronto Book Awards will be announced on Thursday, October 14 at the Toronto Reference Library, Appel Salon at 789 Yonge St. Members of the media and the general public are encouraged to come out and celebrate at the awards reception hosted by CBC Radio’s Matt Galloway. More information is available at

This year marks the 36th 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.

The Toronto Public Library is the world's busiest urban public library system. Every year, more than 17.5 million people visit its 99 branches and borrow more than 31 million items. To learn more about the Toronto Public Library, visit the website at or call the Answerline at 416-393-7131.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information about non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media contacts:
Bev Kurmey, Protocol Officer, City Clerk’s Office, 416-392-7805,
Michaela Cornell, Toronto Book Awards Publicist, 647-274-6112,
Tina Srebotnjak, Manager, Program Development, Toronto Public Library, 416-393-7098,



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