2019 Toronto Book Awards

The City of Toronto and Toronto Public Library have announced the shortlist for the 2019 Toronto Book Awards. Read the press release on the City of Toronto's website.

Established by Toronto City Council in 1974, the awards honour books of literary merit that are evocative of Toronto.

Related Programs

Hear and meet this year's contenders. Finalists read from and discuss their nominated works. Toronto Public Library will host an Evening with the Authors on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 7 p.m. at Albion Branch.

The winner of the 2019 Toronto Book Awards will be announced on October 2, 2019 at Toronto Reference Library. We invite the public to attend this awards ceremony at the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are free and will be available here starting September 11, 2019 at 9 a.m.

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Reading Lists

The City of Toronto and Toronto Public Libary have named the five 2019 Toronto Book Awards shortlisted titles. You can also explore the full list of twelve nominated 2019 Toronto Book Awards longlisted titles.