Andrew Borkowski wins Toronto Book Award
Last night the Toronto Book Award was presented to Andrew Borkowski for Copernicus Avenue, a collection of linked short stories. The book is set in the fictional Copernicus Avenue neighbourhood, and explores the lives of its residents, predominantly Polish immigrants in the years following World War II.
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The Toronto Book Award was founded in 1974 to celebrate books that are evocative of the city.
This year's other finalists were:
Paramita, Little Black by Suzanne Robertson
The complexity of modern life is explored in this poetry collection.
Six Metres of Pavement by Farzana Doctor
Three Torontonians are drawn together by their loneliness in this novel of second chances.
Writing Gordon Lightfoot: the Man, the Music and the World in 1972 by Dave Bidini
An inspiring look at Gordon Lightfoot at the height of his career, and at the political and social changes that were changing Canada in 1972.
Writing the Revolution by Michele Landsberg
Journalist Landsberg's collection of her favourite and most relevant columns from her tenure at the Toronto Star.