THE TRUSTEES OF THE
CHARLES TAYLOR PRIZE FOR LITERARY NON-FICTION
MICHAEL BRADLEY is a retired lawyer and is one of the founders and a principal of Quant Investment Strategies Inc. in Toronto, a firm providing investment advisory services. He obtained his B.A. and M.A. from Cambridge and his law degree from the University of Toronto. In addition to his law practice, principally in the areas of international and corporate tax, he also represented writers in matters related to publishing
JUDITH MAPPIN was the sister of the late Charles Taylor and a trustee of the Charles Taylor Foundation. In 1974, with two partners, she established the Double Hook Book Shop on Greene Avenue in Montréal, where she became well known as a champion of Canadian authors and their books. She retired on July 31, 2005, and closed the bookstore at that time. In recognition of her support of Canadian authors, she received an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from McGill University and was named to the Order of Canada. Judith Taylor Mappin passed away on February 14, 2014. At the time of her passing, she was the president of Windfields Farm Limited. Up until Christmas she was an active participant in all Charles Taylor Foundation discussions. Her wise counsel reflected her authoritative experience in the book industry. She will always be remembered as a stalwart promoter of Canadian literature.
DAVID STAINES is a professor of English at the University of Ottawa. Born in Toronto, he received his B.A. from the University of Toronto and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard. He is a founding member of the Scotiabank Giller Prize Advisory Board and he also serves as General Editor of the New Canadian Library and Editor of The Journal of Canadian PoetryIn 1998, the Royal Society of Canada awarded him the Lorne Pierce Medal, and in 2011 he was invested with the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada..
NOREEN TAYLOR is the founder of the RBC Taylor Prize and chair of the board of the Charles Taylor Foundation. She has a lifelong interest in the arts and arts education, first teaching art and art history, then overseeing the Claude Watson School for the Arts (at Earl Haig Collegiate Institute) as its founding artistic director. In recent years her passion for the arts was manifest in her positions as chair of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Toronto Art Centre, and a member of the board of the National Ballet of Canada. Health care is the other driving force that occupies her attention. Following the lengthy care of her husband Charles, she became committed to patient care, first as a community representative for Cancer Care Ontario, then as a force behind the creation of a Palliative Care Centre at Sunnybrook Hospital, and now as chair of St. Elizabeth Health Care, Canada’s largest not-for-profit home care organization. She is currently vice-president of Windfields Farm Limited.