The Toronto Book Awards are a yearly prize which "honour authors of books of literary or artistic merit that are evocative of Toronto." We interviewed four of the five nominees:
Anthony De Sa, Kicking the Sky
Carrianne K.Y. Leung, The Wondrous Woo
Shyam Selvadurai, The Hungry Ghosts
Nick Saul and Andrea Curtis, The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement
The winner, Charlotte Gray, author of "The Massey Murder: A Maid, Her Master and the Trial that Shocked a Country" could not attend that evening.
The event took place on Oct 16 2014 at the Toronto Reference Library
To clarify the last comment: it's not that Gray's win is undeserved, but it might indicate that as a city we're more comfortable talking about challenges of immigration if it's in the past and if the immigrants would now not be seen as racialized. The other stories may hit closer to home or spark less comfortable discussions.
Original Air Date: Oct 20 2014