Guy Vanderhaeghe To Be
Awarded Harbourfront Festival Prize
September 28, 2005—A jury composed of Susan G. Cole, Senior
Editor of NOW magazine, Geoffrey
Taylor, Director of International Readings at Harbourfront and Carolyn
Host/Producer of Fine Print Television has selected Guy Vanderhaeghe as
year’s Harbourfront Festival Prize recipient. “Guy Vanderhaeghe has
outstanding contribution to Canadian letters with wonderful books like The Englishman’s Boy and The Last Crossing.
He is also a
dedicated educator, offering his skills to a new generation of Canadian
at the University
Taylor just prior to a cocktail party celebrating the 2005
Festival of Authors. “I am delighted that we will present this award to
Inaugurated in 1984, to honour individuals who
have made a
substantial contribution to the world of books and writing, the
Festival Prize was reinvented in 2003 as a cash award of $10,000
a commemorative artwork by a Canadian designer. Mr. Vanderhaeghe will
bowl by Gordon Webster, a Harbourfront Centre Craft Studio Resident,
of Bounty. Previous winners include Nicole Brossard, Timothy Findley
Ondaatje and Linda Spalding. The Prize will be awarded on the closing
the International Festival of Authors at a gala event in Harbourfront
Premiere Dance Theatre featuring Readings
by the 2005 Giller Prize Shortlist.
This year’s Festival also introduces a number of
events including the PEN Canada Benefit, Readings
by the Governor General’s Literary Award English Fiction Shortlist and
presentation of comics and graphic novels.
Imaged Text runs September 16 through November 6 in the York Quay
and features work by more than one hundred graphic novelists, authors
illustrators. The exhibit strives to reveal the influence of graphic
a historical, local and global context while exploring the integration
images and text in a myriad of cultural commodities and creations.
For more information on the International Festival
Authors (October 19 – 29, 2005), The Harbourfront Festival Prize and Imaged Text the public may visit www.readings.org or call the
Centre box office at 416.973.4000.
Print: Stephen Myers, 416.973.4147 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Television: Rebecca Webster, 416.973.4518 or email@example.com
Radio: Linda Liontis, 416.973.4381 or firstname.lastname@example.org
at Harbourfront Centre
Since its inception in 1974, International
hosted more than 4,500 authors from 100 countries, including thirteen
Laureates. International Readings provides Canadian authors an
recognized stage on which to present their work and brings the best of
literature to Canada.
Our season includes weekly Readings,
the annual International Festival of Authors (October 19 - 29, 2005)
a Celebration for Young Readers (February 13 – 19, 2006).