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article imageIan Brown wins the 2010 Charles Taylor Prize for Non-Fiction

By Susan Keeping     Feb 9, 2010 in Entertainment
The 2010 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction was awarded to author Ian Brown at a gala luncheon in Toronto on February 8.
Canadian author Ian Brown has been awarded the 2010 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction for his book The Boy in the Moon: A Father's Search for his Disabled Son. He was up against John English for his biography of Pierre Trudeau (Just Watch Me), Daniel Piquin for his biography of Rene Levesque (Rene Levesque), and Kenneth Whyte for his biography of William Randolph Hearst (The Uncrowned King).
The Charles Taylor Prize winner receives $25,000 and is invited to read at the International Festival of Authors in Toronto this October.
The book, which began as a series of essays in The Globe and Mail, describes a father's journey to understand his son's extremely rare genetic disorder, cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome (CFC) ; only 300 people worldwide suffer from this syndrome. His son, who was 13 at the time of writing, has a mental age of 3 and cannot talk at all. The book also won the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction.
The Boy in the Moon was #9 on the Maclean's Magazine best selling non-fiction list for the week of February 1.
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