Media Advisory
November 1, 2019

Toronto Book Award winners David Chariandy and Dionne Brand will unveil their engraved pavers in the Toronto Book Garden tomorrow, joined by guests who include Councillor Joe Cressy (Ward 10 Spadina-Fort York). Chariandy won the award last year for his novel Brother. Brand was chosen for the award this year for her novel Theory.

Date: Saturday, November 2
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Toronto Book Garden, 207 Queens Quay W., in front of Queen’s Quay Terminal

The Toronto Book Garden features paving stones engraved with the names of every winning author and title since the Toronto Book Awards were founded in 1974. The awards honour authors of books of literary or artistic merit that are evocative of Toronto.

The unveiling is part of a Toronto International Festival of Authors celebration of the 45th anniversary of the Toronto Book Awards. After a short ceremony, more than a dozen past winners of the Toronto Book Award will gather for a roundtable discussion and public reception to celebrate Toronto literature in the Brigantine Room of Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W.

Both events are free and open to the public.

More information about the Toronto Book Garden is available at

More information about the Festival of Authors is available at

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Erin George
Strategic Communications
Lauren DeRush
Festival of Authors