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 is the sister of the late Charles Taylor. In 1974, with two partners, she established the Double Hook Book Shop on Greene Avenue in Montreal, where she became well known as a champion of Canadian authors and their books. Judith was a founding member and director for nine years of the Quebec Society for the Promotion of English Language Literature (QSPELL).
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 Chairman of the Charles Taylor Foundation. She has been actively involved in the Arts Communities for many years; she has been an exhibiting artist, educator and ongoing supporter of the arts. She is the Vice-President of Windfields Farm Limited, member of many boards and the widow of Charles Taylor.