RBC Taylor finalists Max Eisen, Matti Friedman, Ross King, Marc Raboy, and Diane Schoemperlen will have five days of activities in Toronto in early March, leading up to the Prize award on Monday, March 6.
On Sunday, March 5, at 10 am, the five authors will be the guests of honour at a brunch organized by Ben McNally Books and held at the Omni King Edward Hotel, 37 King Street East. Tickets are required and can be purchased by calling 416-361-0032.
The Prize winner will be announced at an invitation-only “gala luncheon” on Monday, March 6.
Marc Raboy focussed on Marconi’s many local connections during a lunchtime talk at Montreal’s Atwater Library. One of the highlights – not included in his book! – was the story of McGill University’s unsuccessful efforts to prevent Marconi from erecting a radio transmitter on top of Mount Royal because it feared the signal would interfere with the university’s physics lab.
Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World was one of two books awarded Honorable Mention in the category of Biography and Autobiography, by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers. The Association’s annual PROSE awards honour the year’s best professional and scholarly books, journals and electronic publications in 53 categories.
Marc Raboy today published an article in The Ottawa Citizen marking the 115th anniversary of Marconi’s historic transatlantic signal from Cornwall, England to Signal Hill, Newfoundland. The article was reproduced by Postmedia newspapers across Canada via the canada.com web portal.