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BC Book Prizes 2016 announced

Literati at the 32nd annual were missing two winners, Susan Musgrave and Brian Brett, but the swanky environs of Government House sent most people home happy.

May 03rd, 2016

The B.C. Book Prizes were presented at Government House in Victoria on Saturday, April 30.

This year’s Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prizes Gala was emceed by CBC broadcaster Gregor Craigie and attended by the Honourable Judith Guichon,Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.

A total of $14,000 was awarded to winners with each prize providing $2,000. The recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award receives $5,000, thanks to the generosity of the Government House Foundation.

PHOTO: (clockwise left right): Briony Penn, Alan Twigg, Annette LeBox, Alix Hawley, Raoul Fernandes, Susan Juby, and the Honourable Judith Guichon – Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia (missing: Susan Musgrave and Brian Brett). Photo by Monica Miller.


Alix Hawley

Alix Hawley

Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize awarded to the author of the best work of fiction: Supported by Friesens:

WINNER
Alix Hawley, All True Not a Lie in It (Knopf Canada)

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Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize to recognize the author(s) of the book that contributes most to the enjoyment and understanding of British Columbia: Supported by Marquis, Victoria Bindery, and First Choice Books:

WINNER
Briony Penn, The Real Thing: The Natural History of Ian McTaggart Cowan (Rocky Mountain Books)

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Briony Penn

Briony Penn

Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize awarded to the author of the best original non-fiction literary work: Supported by the BC Teachers’ Federation:

WINNER
Brian Brett, Tuco: The Parrot, the Others, and A Scattershot World (Greystone Books)

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Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize awarded to the author of the best work of poetry: Supported by Anonymous:

WINNER
Raoul Fernandes, Transmitter and Receiver (Nightwood Editions)

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Raoul Fernandes

Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize presented to the best illustrated book written for children: Supported by Kate Walker and Vancouver Kidsbooks

WINNER
Annette LeBox, Stephanie Graegin (illus), Peace is an Offering (Dial Books)

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Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize awarded to the best non-illustrated book written for children: Supported by the BC Library Association, Friends of Sheila Egoff, BC Books for Kids, and University of Victoria Libraries

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Susan Juby

WINNER
Susan Juby, The Truth Commission (Razorbill)

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Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award presented to the originating publisher and author(s) of the best book in terms of public appeal, initiative, design, production, and content: Supported by the BC Booksellers’ Association, Sandhill Book Marketing, Ampersand Inc., and Canadian Manda Group Inc.

WINNER
Susan Musgrave, A Taste of Haida Gwaii: Food Gathering and Feasting at the Edge of the World (Whitecap Books)

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Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence:

WINNER
Alan Twigg 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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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 a non-profit society that represents all facets of the publishing and writing community.

For more information call 604.687.2405 or visit www.bcbookprizes.ca.

One Response to “BC Book Prizes 2016 announced”

  1. Lily Chow says:

    My hearty congratulations to Alan Twigg, the recipient of Lieutenant Governor’s Award.

    Lily Chow

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