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Sponsorship roundup

RBC Wealth Management has signed-on as the presenting sponsor of the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction through 2014. The $25,000 prize is awarded annually to the author whose book best combines command of the English language, elegance of style, quality of thought and subtlety of perception. "We believe that this prize and its commitment to excellence in Canadian non-fiction, has produced an illustrious list of winners who have all made an indelible mark on Canadian literature," said Vijay Parmar, president of the RBC PH&N investment counsel. "We are proud to be their partner and to help raise the profile of our Canadian non-fiction writers who elevate and promote to the world, our Canadian heritage and character." In addition, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has signed-on as a media sponsor of the 2012 prize in the name of its CBC Books property. Nominated authors will providing online content for CBC Books, including activity on Canada Writes, the writing arm of the online book portal. CBC Books will feature the shortlisted authors and the broadcaster will participate in the promotion of the prize. "On the heels of CBC Books' first anniversary, we are proud to offer a wider platform than ever before for authors, books and book lovers alike," said Chris Boyce, executive director of radio and audio English services at CBC. "Non-fiction in particular has experienced a surge of interest this year and I'm pleased, with this renewed relationship with the Charles Taylor Prize, to bring the best in non-fiction to readers around the country."

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