Friday, September 24, 2010

Peter Robinson wins $10,000 Harbourfront Festival Prize
Crime writer Peter Robinson has been awarded the $10,000 Harboufront Festival Prize, it was announced Wednesday.

Robinson, the author of the popular Inspector Banks series of detective novels, was born in England but has lived in Canada for many years. He was chosen by a jury which included John van Driel, the VP of Programming and Operations for Classical 96.3 FM, Geoffrey Taylor, director of the International Festival of Authors, and some journalist named Mark Medley.

“I am honoured to be awarded the 2010 Harbourfront Festival Prize. Having looked at the list of previous recipients, I believe it is a privilege to be in such august company and I find it incredibly encouraging that the committee has chosen to recognize crime fiction in this way,” Robinson said in a statement.

Past winners of the annual prize, which was established in 1984, include Wayson Choy, Paul Quarrington, and Guy Vanderhaege. Helen Humphreys was awarded the prize last year.

Robinson will receive the prize on the final night of IFOA, October 30.

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