Saturday, May 12, 2007

BC Book Prizes

A bit late with this news, but nonetheless...

BC Book Prize Winners Announced

Vancouver, BC - The West Coast Book Prize Society is pleased to announce the winners of the 23rd Annual BC Book Prizes. They are as follows:

Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize Sponsored by Friesens, Webcom and Transcontinental
Carol Windley, Home Schooling (Cormorant Books)

Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize Sponsored by the BC Teachers’ Federation
Don McKay, Strike / Slip (McClelland & Stewart)

Hubert Evans Non-fiction Prize Sponsored by Abebooks
Heather Pringle, The Master Plan: Himmler’s Scholars and the Holocaust (Viking Canada)

Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize Sponsored by Sandhill Book Marketing
Katherine Gordon, Made to Measure: A History of Land Surveying in British Columbia (Sono Nis Press)

Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize Sponsored by the BC Library Association
Sarah Ellis, Odd Man Out (Groundwood Books)

Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize Sponsored by Kate Walker and Company, Michael Reynolds and Associates and Craig Siddall and Associates
Maggie de Vries and Renne Benoit,Tale of a Great White Fish: A Sturgeon Story (Greystone Books)

BC Booksellers’ Choice Award In Honour of Bill Duthie Sponsored by BC Booksellers' Association and Duthie Books
David Suzuki and Greystone Books, David Suzuki: The Autobiography

Patrick Lane is the recipient of this award, established in 2003 by the Honourable Iona Campagnolo, to recognize British Columbia writers who have contributed to the development of literary excellence in the province.

This year’s gala, emceed by William Deverell and attended by the Honourable Lieutenant Governor Iona Campagnolo, took place at Government House in Victoria on April 28, 2007. The BC Book Prizes were established in 1985 to celebrate the achievements of British Columbia writers and publishers. The prizes are administered and awarded by members of a non-profit society who represent all facets of the publishing and writing community. The West Coast Book Prize Society congratulates all of the winners!

The 2007 BC Book Prizes On Tour has just wrapped up too and more than 2,900 people around the province have had the opportunity to meet and hear some of the finalists for the BC Book Prizes. This year, BC Book Prizes On Tour visited a record 15 communities with readings in schools as well as public venues like libraries and book stores. Check out photos of the authors on tour at our website.

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