BC Book Prizes Winners Announced

The West Coast Book Prize Society has announced the winners of its 25th Annual BC Book Prizes. The BC Book Prizes, established in 1985 to celebrate the achievements of British Columbia writers and publishers, provides a total of $19,000 in prize money to winners.


BC Book PrizeThis year’s winners are:

ETHEL WILSON FICTION PRIZE
Lee Henderson, The Man Game (Penguin Group Canada)

DOROTHY LIVESAY POETRY PRIZE
Daphne Marlatt, The Given (McClelland & Stewart)

HUBERT EVANS NON-FICTION PRIZE
Gabor Maté, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction (Knopf Canada)

RODERICK HAIG-BROWN REGIONAL PRIZE
Stephen Hume, Simon Fraser: In Search of Modern British Columbia (Harbour Publishing)

SHEILA A. EGOFF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE PRIZE
Polly Horvath, My One Hundred Adventures (Groundwood Books)

CHRISTIE HARRIS ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN’S LITERATURE PRIZE
Katarina Jovanovic (author), Philippe Béha (illustrator), The King has Goat Ears (Tradewind Books)

BC BOOKSELLERS’ CHOICE AWARD IN HONOUR OF BILL DUTHIE
Stephen Bown and Douglas & McIntyre, Madness, Betrayal and the Lash: The Epic Voyage of Captain George Vancouver

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR’S AWARD FOR LITERARY EXCELLENCE
Terry Glavin 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.

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