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THE LONGLIST FOR THE 2020 RBC TAYLOR PRIZE ANNOUNCED

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The longlisted books for the 2020 RBC Taylor Prize are:
1. Rush to Danger: Medics in the Line of Fire by Ted Barris, published by Harper Collins Canada
2. Bush Runner: The Adventures of Pierre-Esprit Radisson by Mark Bourrie, published by Biblioasis
3. The Grandmaster: Magnus Carlsen and the Match That Made Chess Great Again by Brin-Jonathan Butler, published by Simon & Schuster
4. Had it Coming: What’s Fair in the Age of #MeToo by Robyn Doolittle, published by Allen Lane
5. We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir by Samra Habib, published by Viking Canada
6. In My Own Moccasins: A Memoir of Resilience by Helen Knott, published by University of Regina Press
7. Highway of Tears: A True Story of Racism, Indifference and the Pursuit of Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls by Jessica McDiarmid, published by Doubleday Canada
8. The Regency Years: During Which Jane Austen Writes, Napoleon Fights, Byron Makes Love and Britain Becomes Modern by Robert Morrison, published by W.W. Norton
9. Overrun: Dispatches from the Asian Carp Crisis by Andrew Reeves, published by ECW Press
10. The Mongolian Chronicles: A Story of Eagles, Demons and Empires by Allen Smutylo, published by Goose Lane Editons
11. The Reality Bubble: Blind Spots, Hidden Truths, and the Dangerous Illusions that Shape Our World by Ziya Tong, published by Allen Lane
12. The Mosquito: A Human History of our Deadliest Predator by Timothy C. Winegard, published by Allen Lane
     The RBC Taylor Prize Shortlist will be announced at a news conference on on the morning of Wednesday, January 8, 2020, and the winner revealed at a special 20th Anniversary gala luncheon on Monday March 2, 2020.
     The presenting sponsor of the RBC Taylor Prize is RBC Wealth Management. Its media sponsors are The Globe and Mail, Cision, Quill & Quire magazine; its in-kind sponsors are Ben McNally Books, Event Source, Toronto International Festival of Authors and the Omni King Edward Hotel.




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KEY
DATES


LONGLIST
FOR THE
2020 PRIZE
ANNOUNCED

Wednesday,
December 4,
2019

SHORTLIST
FOR THE
2020 PRIZE
ANNOUNCED

Wednesday,
January 8,
2020

BEN
MCNALLY’S
AUTHORS BRUNCH

Sunday,
March 1,
2020

WINNER
FOR THE
2020 PRIZE ANNOUNCED

Monday,
March 2,
2020