PRN: Live Video Webcast Available via CNW - B-Roll Available for Download After Event - Canada's Most Prestigious Non-fiction Book Award Honours Canadian Authors

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Live Video Webcast Available via CNW - B-Roll Available for Download After Event - Canada's Most Prestigious Non-fiction Book Award Honours Canadian Authors


TORONTO, March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

The following live video is available via embed code and B-Roll is available via Video On-Demand web download:


The Charles Taylor Prize For Literary Non-Fiction is Canada's most prestigious award for well written non-fiction books.  The Governor General will be in attendance on Monday March 5th in Toronto as the CAD$25,000 Award is presented to one author. Five authors are in the running (four of whom are from British Columbia - the fifth author, Andrew Westoll, lives in Ontario).

The 2012 Charles Taylor Prize Finalists and Their Books Are:

Wade Davis for Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest, published by Knopf Canada

Charlotte Gill for Eating Dirt: Deep Forests, Big Timber, and Life with the Tree-Planting Tribe, published by Greystone Books in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation

J J Lee for The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit, published by McClelland & Stewart

Madeline Sonik for Afflictions & Departures: Essays, published by Anvil Press

Andrew Westoll for The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary: A Canadian Story of Resilience and Recovery, published by HarperCollins Publishers

Governor General at luncheon award
Noreen Taylor, founder of the Prize
Five Authors and their Books
The Drama of the Announcement
Interview with Winner

To view the event LIVE on March 5th at 1:30 p.m. ET via webcast click on the following link:

To host the live webcast on your website, have your webmaster use the embed code in the following PDF - [see below]. The stream will begin ten minutes prior to the start of the event, but can be placed on your site before this time. The title, date, and time of the event will show in the iframe until the stream starts, at which point the video window will automatically replace the text. If you have difficulties embedding the code your webmaster can call 1-877-377-1234 and ask for a Multimedia Producer to help.

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WEB Video Preview and Download link:

     TIME OF POSTING:    5:00 p.m. ET approx     DATE OF POSTING:   Monday, March 5, 2012 

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