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September 8, 2004
Media Advisory: Toronto Book Awards winner to be announced
Mayor David Miller and Joe Fiorito, the 2003 Toronto Book Awards winner, will
announce this year's winner at a reception tomorrow.

Date: Thursday, September 9

Time: 6 p.m.

Place: Toronto City Hall, Members' Lounge
100 Queen St. W.

The five 2004 finalists are:

· Kevin Bazzana for his biography Wondrous Strange: The Life and Art of Glenn
Gould published by McClelland & Stewart Ltd.
· Tom Cruickshank and John de Visser for their guided tour of Old Toronto
Houses published by Firefly Books
· Kristen den Hartog for the novel The Perpetual Ending published by Knopf
· Kate Taylor for her novel Mme. Proust and the Kosher Kitchen published by
Doubleday Canada
· Karen X. Tulchinsky for her novel The Five Books of Moses Lapinsky published
by Polestar, An Imprint of Raincoast Books.

The finalists were selected from a total of 77 entries. First awarded in 1974,
the Toronto Book Awards honours authors of published books that are of literary
and artistic merit with a total of $15,000 in prize money.

Media contact:
Bev Kurmey, Protocol Officer, 416-392-8191



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