Finalists for the 2017 Toronto Book Awards are:

Jen Agg
I Hear She’s a Real Bitch
Doubleday Canada

Catherine Hernandez
Scarborough
Arsenal Pulp Press

B. Denham Jolly
In the Black: My Life
ECW Press

James Maskalyk
Life on the Ground Floor
Doubleday Canada

Edited by Jane Farrow, John Lorinc, et al.
Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer
Coach House Books

What the judges said . . .

2017 Awards Ceremony

The 2017 Awards will be handed out October 12 at the Toronto Reference Library’s Bram and Bluma Appel Salon; the event is free but registration is required. Other free TBA events include Word On the Street (Harbourfront Centre, Sept. 24, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and a public reading at S. Walter Stewart Branch TPL (Oct. 3, 7 p.m.).