2019 Toronto Book Awards

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

The City of Toronto and Toronto Public Library have announced the winner of the 2019 Toronto Book Awards.
Congratulations to Dionne Brand, winner of the 2019 Toronto Book Award for her novel Theory.

Read the press release on the City of Toronto's website.

The winner was announced during an awards ceremony on October 2, 2019 at the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon at Toronto Reference Library. Toronto Public Library hosted an Evening with the Authors on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at Albion Branch. Finalists read from and discussed their nominated works and the public was invited to hear and meet this year's contenders.

Read the press release on the City of Toronto's website about the announcement of the shortlist for the 2019 Toronto Book Awards.

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.