The Toronto International Festival of Authors presents the RBC Taylor Prize finalists in a panel discussion with Toronto Star Books Editor, Deborah Dundas.
The shortlist for the 2019 prize are:
- Just Let Me Look at You: On Fatherhood by Bill Gaston
- Jan in 35 Pieces: A Memoir in Music by Ian Hampton
- Lands of Lost Borders: Out of Bounds on the Silk Roads by Kate Harris
- All Things Consoled: A Daughter’s Memoir by Elizabeth Hay
- Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age by Darrel McLeod
The 18th annual prize will be awarded on Monday, March 4, 2019 at a gala luncheon. For more information about the Prize, visit the RBC Taylor Prize site.
Deborah Dundas became the Books Editor at the Toronto Star after reviewing books for the paper for more than 15 years. She has worked in the media for more than 25 years – including stints as a books editor, but also in business, lifestyle, and national and city politics. She's worked at CTV and TVO, both as an editor/producer and reporting, interviewing or producing shows on emerging artists, popular writers and literary powerhouses. She's also lived and worked in Northern Ireland. She feels that the books beat is the perfect marriage of her diverse experience and interests.