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Harbour Publishing books recognized by BC Book Prizes

Posted: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 10:34am

The BC Book Prizes honour the best books published by BC authors, across seven categories and many genres, from children's literature to regional awareness. With the release of the shortlist for each award, we are very excited to see a number of our authors recognized this year for their valuable contributions to BC publishing!

Among these prestigious awards is the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize, which is awarded to the author of the book which contributes most to the enjoyment and understanding of British Columbia. This year, both The Peace in Peril: The Real Cost of the Site C Dam by Christopher Pollon, with photographs by Ben Nelms, and Crossing Home Ground: A Grassland Odyssey through Southern Interior British Columbia by David Pitt-Brooke are in the running for this prize.

Peace Dancer, the final instalment in the beautifully illustrated Northwest Coast Legends children's book series by Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd, is a finalist for both the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize and the Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award. Peace Dancer is the only children’s title to be shortlisted for the Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award.

The winners will be announced at the 33rd annual Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prizes Gala on Saturday, April 29, 2017, in Vancouver.