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City announces 50th Anniversary Toronto Book Awards longlist just in time for summer

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As Torontonians are diving into their summer reading lists, the City of Toronto and Toronto Public Library (TPL) announces the books longlisted for the 2024 Toronto Book Awards. Perhaps some of these books penned by Torontonians can be added to your deck, beach or dock reading this summer.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Toronto Book Awards originally established by Toronto City Council in 1974 to honour books of literary merit that are inspired by the diverse stories that shape Toronto.

The Toronto Book Awards honour works of literary merit that are inspired by the city and its residents. This year saw an unprecedented 116 submissions with books that showcase the creativity and diversity of Toronto’s literary community.

2024 Toronto Book Awards – longlist

Shortlist to be announced late summer

The shortlist will be released later this summer with the winner announced at a ceremony in early November. The annual award offers $15,000 in prize money, with each shortlisted finalist granted $1,000 and $10,000 awarded to the winner.

The esteemed Canadian writers and literary advocates sitting on this year’s jury include Desmond Cole, Anthony De Sa, Jane Farrow, Rabindranath Maharaj and Kerri Sakamoto.

More information about the award program is available on the City’s Toronto Book Awards webpage.

SOURCE City of Toronto

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