Brown wins Charles Taylor Prize

Toronto based author and Globe and Mail journalist Ian Brown is the winner of the 2010 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction.

Brown was chosen for his memoir The Boy in the Moon: A Father’s Search For His Disabled Son. The book began as a multimedia series for the Globe.

The Charles Taylor prize is worth $25,000 and Brown’s book was picked from 125 submissions. The three runners-up were Kenneth Whyte for The Uncrowned King: The Sensational Rise of William Randolph Hearst, John English for Just Watch Me: The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, 1968-2000 and Daniel Poliquin for René Lévesque.

In January, Brown won the British Columbia National Book Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, a prize worth $40,000.