Toronto Book Awards

Established by Toronto City Council in 1974, the Toronto Book Awards honour books of literary merit that are evocative of Toronto. The annual awards offer $15,000 in prize money: finalists receive $1,000 and the winning author is awarded $10,000.


The 2020 Toronto Book Awards shortlisted titles are:

Please visit the City of Toronto's website to learn more about the finalists and jurors and to read more about the 2020 Toronto Book Awards shortlisted titles.

Reading Lists

Explore the full list of 2020 Toronto Book Awards longlisted titles, and check out a reading list of the five shortlisted titles.