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In Award News: BC authors take top spots

BC authors have been nabbing spots on some of the country’s biggest prizes this season. In the last six weeks alone, we’ve seen some nominations and wins for our local authors.

Anvil Press and Orca Book Publishers win Vancouver and Victoria Book Awards

Carleigh Baker’s Bad Endings wins the City of Vancouver Book Award and Margriet Ruur’s Stepping Stones wins the Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize at the Victoria awards.

City of Vancouver Book Prize announces 2017 shortlist

The four finalists for the City of Vancouver’s Book Award have been named.

Finalists for 2017 Victoria Book Prize Announced

The Victoria Book Prize Society announced the books and authors shortlisted for the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize and the Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize.

Taste Canada Awards: BC books take the cake on 2017 shortlist

Taste Canada Awards recognizes Canada’s culinary writers and food culture, and this year, the awards celebrate 20 years. 

Reading with Rolf Knight & Wade Davis

Two local authors are receiving BC literary honours: anthropologist Wade Davis is this year’s recipient of the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness, and historian Rolf Knight will receive the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement...

Rolf Knight to receive 2017 George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award

Local historian Rolf Knight has been announced as the 2017 recipient of the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award, the province’s most prestigious literary honour.

Chocolate Lily Awards picked by BC’s young readers

BC’s young readers’ choice award, the Chocolate Lily Award, was awarded in three categories on June 9

Jordan Abel wins 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize for Injun

Nisga’a writer Jordan Abel has won the 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize for his latest collection of poetry, Injun, an erasure book-length poem about racism and the representation of Indigenous peoples.

Bearskin Diary by Carol Daniels selected for First Nation Communities READ

The jury agreed that Bearskin Diary is an important book telling the story of one of thousands of Aboriginal children taken from their families by provincial governments during the “Sixties Scoop”.