Charles Foran is the winner of the 2011 Governor General’s Literary Award in non-fiction for Mordecai: The Life & Times!
Canada’s oldest award for English and French-language literature, the Governor General’s Literary Award is the latest in a string of major prizes for Foran. Earlier this year, Mordecai: The Life & Times, took home the inaugural Hilary Weston Prize and the prestigious Charles Taylor Prize, and today was called “probably the single most awarded book of any genre in the history of Canadian literature” by The Globe and Mail.
After winning the award, Foran told CBC News, “I wanted the book in a sense to be big enough, bold enough…to be worthy of Mordecai Richler. To have written a small timid biography with 200 pages of footnotes and 200 pages of text would have been a disservice to this man who was so full of appetite, so full of energy. In his books and in his life.”
For more information about Foran and Mordecai: The Life & Times, please visit: www.charlesforan.ca.
Governor General’s Literary Award – Nonfiction
Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction
Hilary Weston Writer’s Trust Non-Fiction Prize
Canadian Jewish Book Award
British Columbia’s National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction
Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Award Non-fiction Book of the Year