RBC Taylor Prize
|RBC Taylor Prize|
|Awarded for||English-language Canadian non-fiction|
|Presented by||RBC Wealth Management and the Charles Taylor Foundation|
The RBC Taylor Prize, formerly known as the Charles Taylor Prize, is a Canadian literary award, presented by the Charles Taylor Foundation to the best Canadian work of literary non-fiction. It is named for Charles Taylor, a noted Canadian historian and writer.
The prize was inaugurated in 2000, and was presented biennially until 2004. At the 2004 awards ceremony, it was announced that the Charles Taylor Prize would become an annual award.
The award has a monetary value of $25,000.
The award adopted its present name in December 2013, when RBC Wealth Management was announced as the new corporate sponsor. In addition, under RBC's sponsorship the award is adding a second $10,000 award for an emerging Canadian literary non-fiction writer between the ages of 18 and 35, to be chosen by the winner of the main award. This award will be presented for the first time at the 2014 ceremony.
Winners and nominees
|2000||Wayne Johnston, Baltimore's Mansion|
|2002||Carol Shields, Jane Austen||
|2004||Isabel Huggan, Belonging: Home Away From Home||
|2005||Charles Montgomery, The Last Heathen: Encounters with Ghosts and Ancestors in Melanesia||
|2006||J. B. MacKinnon, Dead Man in Paradise|
|2007||Rudy Wiebe, Of This Earth: A Mennonite Boyhood in the Boreal Forest|
|2008||Richard Gwyn, John A.: The Man Who Made Us: The Life and Times of John A. Macdonald, Vol. One: 1815-1867|
|2009||Tim Cook, Shock Troops: Canadians Fighting the Great War 1917-1918|
|2010||Ian Brown, The Boy in the Moon: A Father's Search For His Disabled Son|
|2011||Charles Foran, Mordecai: The Life & Times||
|2012||Andrew Westoll, The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary: A Canadian Story of Resilience and Recovery|
|2013||Andrew Preston, Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy|
- "Charles Taylor Prize now known as RBC Taylor Prize; adds secondary award". Victoria Times Colonist, December 9, 2013.
- "Andrew Preston takes Charles Taylor Non-Fiction Prize". Toronto Star, March 4, 2013.
- "Five authors vie for prestigious $25,000 Taylor Prize". The Globe and Mail, January 15, 2014.