THE WINNER OF THE NINTH
CHARLES TAYLOR PRIZE FOR
LITERARY NON-FICTION




AT A LUNCHEON CEREMONY held on Monday, February 8, 2010 in the Sovereign Ballroom of downtown Toronto’s Le Meridien King Edward Hotel, author Ian Brown was named the winner of the 2010 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction for his book The Boy in the Moon: A Father’s Search For His Disabled Son, published by Random House Canada. Noreen Taylor, chair of the Charles Taylor Foundation, announced the winner’s name before a packed audience of invited guests, and presented him with a cheque for $25,000 and a specially commissioned crystal award, designed by Toronto graphic designer Peter Enneson, and created by Cascade Crystal. The remaining nominees each received a $2,000 honorarium.
     Prior to the winner announcement, each of the prize finalists — John English, author of Just Watch Me: The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, 1968 – 2000, published by Knopf Canada; Daniel Poliquin, author of René Lévesque, published by Penguin Canada; and Kenneth Whyte, author of The Uncrowned King: The Sensational Rise of William Randolph Hearst, published by Random House Canada — were individually congratulated on stage by jurors Andrew Cohen, Tim Cook, and Sheila Fischman, and each presented with a leather-bound copy of their shortlisted book, created by Felton Bookbinding of Georgetown, Ontario.