2019 Toronto Book Awards long list announced

2019 Toronto Book Awards long list announced


June 28, 2019

Global Korean Post

The City of Toronto and Toronto Public Library have named the 12 books longlisted for the 2019 Toronto Book Awards. Established by Toronto City Council in 1974, the awards honour books of literary merit that are evocative of Toronto.

The titles selected for the 2019 longlist are:
• Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin (Harper Avenue)
• Be With: Letters to a Caregiver by Mike Barnes (Biblioasis)
• Building Resistance: Children, Tuberculosis, and the Toronto Sanatorium by Stacie Burke (McGill-Queen’s University Press)
• Chop Suey Nation: The Legion Cafe and Other Stories from Canada’s Chinese Restaurants by Ann Hui (Douglas & McIntyre)
• Immigrant City by David Bezmozgis (Harper Collins)
• Late Breaking by KD Miller (Biblioasis)
• Reproduction by Ian Williams (Random House Canada)
• The Student by Cary Fagan (Freehand Books)
• The Ward Uncovered: The Archaeology of Everyday Life edited by John Lorinc, Holly Martelle, Michael McClelland, Tatum Taylor Chaubal (Coach House Books)
• Theory by Dionne Brand (Knopf Canada)
• They Call Me George: The Untold Story of Black Train Porters and the Birth of Modern Canada by Cecil Foster (Biblioasis)
• This Country of Mine by Didier Leclair (Deux Voiliers Publishing)

The shortlist for the 2019 Toronto Book Awards will be announced on August 15 and the winner will be announced on October 2 at the annual event at the Toronto Reference Library. Members of the public are welcome to attend the awards at the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are free and will be available at tpl.ca/appelsalon in September.