Along with Stan Persky, who was awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence, seven other British Columbians were honored recently at Government House in Victoria in the 2010 BC Book Prizes.
Cathleen With, Having Faith in the Polar Girls’ Prison
Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize
Fred Wah, is a door
Hubert Evans Non-fiction Prize
Lorna Crozier, Small Beneath the Sky: A Prairie Memoir
Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize
Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize
Carrie Mac, The Gryphon Project
Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize
Frieda Wishinsky (author), Dean Griffiths (illustrator), Maggie Can’t Wait
Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award
Brian Brett and Greystone Books, Trauma Farm: A Rebel History of Rural Life
Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence
Stan Persky is the recipient of this award, established in 2003 by the Honourable Iona Campagnolo, which recognizes British Columbia writers who have contributed to the development of literary excellence in the province.
2010 BC Book Prizes
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. Visit http://www.bcbookprizes.ca for more information.