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Busy week in Toronto for RBC Taylor Prize finalists

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 Thursday, March 2, at 7 pm, the five finalists will appear in a round-table discussion moderated by the Globe and Mail, at the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street. The event is free but requires tickets which can be booked at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/rbc-taylor-prize-shortlist-tickets-29829090613

They will also be taping a one-hour programme to be broadcast on TVO – date to be announced.

On Saturday, March 4, at 1 pm, Marc Raboy will be speaking at the Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road.

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 speaks at Atwater Library


McGill objects to Marconi plant on Mount RoyalMarc 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 longlisted for RBC Taylor Prize

12 books on the RBC Taylor Prize Longlist on the shelves of Ben McNally's bookstore in Toronto! (CNW Group/RBC Taylor Prize)
12 books on the RBC Taylor Prize Longlist on the shelves of Ben McNally’s bookstore in Toronto! (CNW Group/RBC Taylor Prize)

Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World has been longlisted for the RBC Taylor Prize for Canadian non-fiction, one of the country’s most prestigious literary awards.

Read the announcement here.