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THE WINNER OF THE 2020
RBC TAYLOR PRIZE




AT A LUNCHEON CEREMONY held on Monday, March 2, 2020 in Toronto, Mark Bourrie (Ottawa, ON) was named the winner of the 2020 RBC Taylor Prize for his book Bush Runner: The Adventures of Pierre-Esprit Radisson, published by Biblioasis.
      Prior to the winner announcement, each of the prize finalists — Robyn Doolittle (Toronto, ON) shortlisted for Had It Coming: What’s Fair in the Age of #MeToo? published by Allen Lane; Jessica McDiarmid (British Columbia) shortlisted for Highway of Tears: A True Story of Racism, Indifference and the Pursuit of Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, published by Allen Lane; Ziya Tong (Toronto, ON) shortlisted for The Reality Bubble: Blind Spots, Hidden Truths and the Dangerous Illusions that Shape Our World, published by Allen Lane; and Timothy C. Winegard (Grand Junction, CO) shortlisted for The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator, published by Allen Lane; — were individually congratulated on stage by jurors Coral Ann Howells and Peter Theroux. Juror Margaret Atwood sent greetings from her book tour in Perth Australia. All finalists, including the winner, received a $5,000 honorarium and were presented with a presentation-bound copy of their shortlisted book. Mark Bourrie received a further $25,000.
      In April Mark Bourrie will announce the 2020 winner of the RBC Taylor Emerging Author award, who will receive $10,000 and the opportunity to be mentored under Mr. Bourrie.