Peter Wins $10,000 Harbourfront Festival Prize

Peter has just found out that he has won this year’s Harbourfront Festival prize, “based on the merits of his own published work and the time he has invested in nurturing the next generation of literary talent.” This prize is given by the International Festival of Authors.

Robinson was selected by a jury comprising John van Driel, vice-president of programming operations at Classical 96.3 FM, National Post reporter Mark Medley, and IFOA director Geoffrey E. Taylor. Previous winners include Wayson Choy, Helen Humphreys, Paul Quarrington, and Jane Urquhart. The prize will be presented on Oct. 30, the closing night of the IFOA.

See just below for Peter’s events at the International Festival of Authors in Toronto.