Andrew Westoll wins the 2012 Charles Taylor Prize for Non-Fiction
Toronto’s Andrew Westoll has won the prestigious 2012 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction, for his book The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary. The announcement was made at a ceremony in Toronto today.
Westoll’s work was selected by a jury composed of Harvard University professor and author Allan M. Brandt, Toronto-based journalist Stevie Cameron, and publishing consultant Susan Renouf. The rest of the shortlist was made up entirely of B.C. authors: Wade Davis (Into the Silence), Charlotte Gill (Eating Dirt), JJ Lee (The Measure of a Man), and Madeline Sonik (Afflictions & Departures).
Westoll receives a $25,000 cash award and the coveted crystal trophy as the 11th winner of the prize.