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Made in British Columbia shortlisted for 2016 Basil Stuart-Stubbs Book Prize


Posted: Friday, February 26, 2016 at 11:28am

Congratulations to Maria Tippett, whose book Made in British Columbia: Eight Ways of Making Culture (Harbour Publishing, $32.95), has just been shortlisted for the 2016 Basil Stuart-Stubbs Book Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Book on British Columbia! This prize was established in 2012, and it recognizes the best scholarly book published on a British Columbia subject by a Canadian author.

In Made in British Columbia, Tippett explores the idea that an artist’s work can affect the cultural landscape of a province, the way we see ourselves and the world around us. Within, she profiles eight creative figures who made an enduring mark on Canadian culture during the twentieth century and whose work is intimately interwoven with British Columbia’s identity.

Dr. Maria Tippett is the author of several award-winning books of cultural history including Emily Carr, which won the Governor General’s Award for English-language non-fiction in 1979. She has taught in BC at Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia and the Emily Carr University of Art and Design; in Ontario at York University; and in England at Cambridge University where she was a Senior Research Fellow at Churchill College and member of the Faculty of History.  She lives on Pender Island, BC.