'You're going to get criticism for stuff you do from somebody, no matter what it is'
The votes are in: Ziya Tong is the winner of Canada Reads 2019.
Stoute, who has interviewed everyone from Bob Seger to Keith Richards to Tim Curry, has written for the likes of the Toronto Star, The Globe & Mail, Eye Weekly and Metro, in addition to editing the defunct Music Express magazine.
Deal for undisclosed sum is expected to close in April
Books by three Canadian authors – Peter Edwards, Anne T. Donahue, and Michael Arntfield – have been optioned by production company New Metric Media.
Billed as one of the world's richest literature prizes, the unrestricted grant is awarded to poets and writers of fiction, non-fiction and drama to support their literary pursuits
His accolades include the Governor General's Award for Poetry, the Canadian Authors Association Award and three National Magazine Awards.
The $30,000 award was announced today by Prize founder and Chair Noreen Taylor during a gala luncheon celebrating this year's finalists at the Omni King Edward Hotel in downtown Toronto.
In a field of memoirs dominated by stories about family, debut author Kate Harris’ book Lands of Lost Borders was chosen as winner of the $25,000 RBC Taylor Prize
The essay, titled “Reflections from a Hashtag,” stopped short of admitting to any kind of physical abuse and did not offer any apology whatsoever.