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BC Book Prize Nominations Announced!


Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 10:38pm

The shortlists for the 2016 BC Book Prizes have been announced, and Harbour Publishing and Nightwood Editions have been nominated for five awards!

The titles in the running for these prestigious prizes include Orca Chief, a beautifully illustrated children’s book in the Northwest Coast Legend series by Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd, which is a finalist for both the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize and the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award.

Also vying for the Bill Duthie Bookseller’s Award is the BC Bestseller Light Years: Memoir of a Modern Lighthouse Keeper, by Caroline Woodward, a lightkeeper who lives off the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Made in British Columbia: Eight Ways of Making Culture, by Maria Tippett—a book that celebrates BC culture by looking at the careers of eight ground-breaking British Columbian producers in the fields of painting, aboriginal art, architecture, writing, theatre, and music—is a finalist for the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize.

Nightwood Editions’ author Raoul Fernandes has been nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize for his debut book, Transmitter and Receiver. Fernandes’ book is a masterful and carefully depicted exploration of one’s relationships with oneself, friends, memories, strangers, and technology.

The BC Book Prizes annually celebrate the finest books published in the province. The winners will be announced at the 32nd Annual Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prizes Gala on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Government House in Victoria. British Columbia’s Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Judith Guichon, OBC, will be in attendance. For more information about the prizes, go to www.bc bookprizes.ca.