2020 Toronto Book Awards Longlist

September 18, 2020 | Book Buzz

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The Toronto Book Awards were founded in 1974 to honour books that best represent the city. The books may be written for adults, teens or children. All different types of books are considered. Fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, memoirs, photographic and art books are all eligible for the award.

Here's this year's longlist of nominated titles.

Artistic Glass: One Studio and Fifty Years of Stained Glass by Cloe Joël Aigner

Dancing After TEN: A Graphic Memoir by Vivian Chong and Georgia Webber

Frying Plantain by Zalika Reid-Benta

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In the Beggarly Style of Imitation: (Below the Level of Consciousness) by Jean Marc Ah-Sen

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Last Impressions by Joseph Kertes

The Missing Millionaire: The True Story of Ambrose Small and the City Obsessed with Finding Him by Katie Daubs

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Mobile by Tanis MacDonald

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Shame on Me: An Anatomy of Race and Belonging by Tessa McWatt

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The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power by Desmond Cole

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The Subtweet by Vivek Shraya

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Take Back the Tray: Revolutionizing Food in Hospitals, Schools and Other Institutions by Joshna Maharaj

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We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir by Samra Habib


The shortlist will be revealed on November 2 and the winner will be announced in a virtual presentation on November 30.