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Kate Taylor (novelist)

Katherine (Kate) Mary Taylor (born 1962 in Boulogne-sur-Seine, France)[1] is a Canadian critic and novelist, a cultural journalist at the Globe and Mail newspaper and author of two novels, Mme Proust and the Kosher Kitchen and A Man in Uniform.


The child of a Canadian diplomat, Taylor was born in France, and grew up both in Europe and in Ottawa. She attended Glebe Collegiate Institute [2] in Ottawa, and studied history and art history at the University of Toronto. She has an M.A. in journalism from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ont. After working at the London Free Press and Hamilton Spectator, Taylor joined the copy desk of the Globe and Mail in 1989. She moved into the arts section in 1991 and was appointed theatre critic in 1995. She served in that role until 2003, winning two Nathan Cohen Awards for her reviews.[3] In 2009, she was awarded the Atkinson Fellowship in public policy journalism to study Canadian cultural sovereignty in the digital age. The results were published in the Toronto Star in September, 2010.[4]


Taylor’s first novel, Mme Proust and the Kosher Kitchen, combines the stories of three women. One is Jeanne Proust, mother of the French novelist Marcel Proust; the second is the fictional Sarah Simon, a French-Jewish refugee living in wartime Toronto and the third is a contemporary narrator, a Montreal translator named Marie Prevost. The novel, published in 2003 by Doubleday Canada and Chatto & Windus in the U.K., won the Commonwealth Prize for best first book (Canada/Caribbean region), the Toronto Book Award and the Canadian Jewish Book Award for fiction.[5]

Taylor’s second novel, A Man in Uniform, is a fictional detective story set in Paris at the end of the 19th century and based on the actual Dreyfus Affair. It was published in August, 2010 by Doubleday Canada [6] and by Crown Publishing in the United States in January, 2011.[7]


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