Two Toronto journos among Charles Taylor prize nominees

Globe and Mail writer Ian Brown and Maclean’s editor-in-chief Kenneth Whyte are two of four nominees for this year’s Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-fiction.

Brown is nominated for The Boy in the Moon: A Father’s Search for his Disabled Son and Whyte is nominated for The Uncrowned King: The Sensational Rise of William Randolph Hearst.

Also nominated are John English for Just Watch Me: The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, 1968-2000 and Daniel Poliquin for René Lévesque.

The prize is named for author and Globe and Mail editorial board member Charles Taylor, who died in 1997. There were 125 submissions and the winner receives $25,000 and finalists receive $2000.

The prize ceremony will be in Toronto on Feb.8.