Desmond Cole Wins 2020 Toronto Book Award

Congratulations to Toronto author Desmond Cole, who was awarded the 2020 Toronto Book Award. He received the honour for his memoir The Skin We’re In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power,  chronicling the struggle against racism in Toronto and across the country in 2017.

To listen to Mr. Cole’s speech upon receiving the award click here.

Congratulations to the other four award finalists:

  1. Frying Plantain by Zalika Reid-Benta (House of Anansi Press)

  2. Dancing After TEN by Vivian Chong and Georgia Webber, project management and access support by Kathleen Rea (Fantagraphics)

  3. In the Beggarly Style of Imitation by Jean Marc Ah-Sen (Nightwood Editions)

  4. The Missing Millionaire by Katie Daubs (McClelland & Stewart)

Books by Toronto authors make a fantastic holiday gift.

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