The Red River Expedition of 1870

“Much is written of Canada’s take-over of the Red River Settlement in 1870 but little about the 1st expeditionary force to slog through wilderness to get there. Paul McNicholl’s (l.) reveals the details.FULL STORY

 

 

2022 BC & Yukon Book Prizes

April 13th, 2022

The West Coast Book Prize Society has announced the names of the finalists vying for recognition in eight categories at the 38th Annual BC and Yukon Book Prizes:

Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize awarded to the author of the best work of literary fiction:

-Cedar Bowers, Astra (McClelland and Stewart/Penguin Random House Canada)
-Carrie Jenkins, Victoria Sees It (Strange Light/Penguin Random House Canada)
-Rahela Nayebzadah, Monster Child (Wolsak & Wynn)
-Alix Ohlin, We Want What We Want (House of Anansi Press)
-Ruth Ozeki, The Book of Form and Emptiness (Viking/Penguin Random House Canada)

Darrel J. McLeod

Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize awarded to the author of the best original non-fiction literary work:

-Jordan Abel, NISHGA (McClelland & Stewart/Penguin Random House Canada)
-Danielle Geller, Dog Flowers (One World/Penguin Random House Canada)
-Darrel J. McLeod, Peyakow: Reclaiming Cree Dignity (Douglas & McIntyre)
-Suzanne Simard, Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest (Allen Lane Canada/Penguin Random House)
-Ian Williams, Disorientation: Being Black in the World (Random House Canada)

Rahela Nayebzadah

Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize to recognize the author(s) of the book that contributes most to the enjoyment and understanding of British Columbia and Yukon:

-Jordan Abel, NISHGA (McClelland & Stewart/Penguin Random House Canada)
-Dr. Luschiim Arvid Charlie and Nancy J. Turner, Luschiim’s Plants: Traditional Indigenous Foods, Materials and Medicine (Harbour Publishing)
-Karen Duffek, Bill McLennan, and Jordan Wilson, in collaboration with the Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Where the Power Is: Indigenous Perspectives on Northwest Coast Art (Figure 1 Publishing)
-Barry Gough, Possessing Meares Island: A Historian’s Journey into the Past of Clayoquot Sound (Harbour Publishing)
-Rahela Nayebzadah, Monster Child (Wolsak & Wynn)

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

-Jenny Boychuk, Antonyms for Daughter (Véhicule Press)
-Henry Doyle, No Shelter (Anvil Press)
-shauna paull, blue gait (Mother Tongue Publishing)
-Matt Rader, Ghosthawk (Nightwood Editions)
-Isabella Wang, Pebble Swing (Nightwood Editions)

Jim Deva Prize for Writing That Provokes presented to a book that challenges or provokes ideas and forces that shape what writing, art, and/or society can become.

-Nicola I. Campbell, Spílexm: A Weaving of Recovery, Resilience, and Resurgence (Portage & Main Press/HighWater Press)
-Danielle Geller, Dog Flowers (One World/Penguin Random House Canada)
-Darrel J. McLeod, Peyakow: Reclaiming Cree Dignity (Douglas & McIntyre)
-Catherine Nolin and Grahame Russell, eds., Testimonio: Canadian Mining in the Aftermath of Genocides in Guatemala (Between the Lines)
-Harsha Walia, Border and Rule: Global Migration, Capitalism, and the Rise of Racist Nationalism (Fernwood Publishing)

Julie Flett

Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize presented to the best illustrated book written for children:

-Whitney Gardner, Long Distance (Simon & Schuster for Young Readers)
-Kallie George, Elly McKay (Illustrator), The Secret Fawn (Tundra Books/Penguin Random House Canada)
-Shane Goth, Yong Ling Kang (Illustrator), The Midnight Club (OwlKids)
-Julie Morstad, Time is a Flower (Tundra Books/Penguin Random House Canada)
-David A. Robertson,

(Illustrator), On the Trapline (Tundra Books/Penguin Random House Canada)

Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize awarded to the best non-illustrated book written for children:

-Angela Ahn, Julie Kwon (Illustrator), Peter Lee’s Notes from the Field (Tundra Books/Penguin Random House Canada)
-Tanya Christenson, A Soft Place to Fall (Red Deer Press)
-Barbara Nickel, Dear Peter, Dear Ulla (Thistledown Press)
-Robbie Waisman with Susan McClelland, Boy from Buchenwald: The True Story of a Holocaust Survivor (Bloomsbury/Raincoast Books Inc.)
-Xiran Jay Zhao, Iron Widow (Penguin Teen)

Roy Henry Vickers

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:

-Dr. Luschiim Arvid Charlie and Nancy J. Turner, Luschiim’s Plants: Traditional Indigenous Foods, Materials and Medicine (Harbour Publishing)
-Dawn Postnikoff and Joanne Sasvari, Island Eats: Signature Chefs’ Recipes from Vancouver Island and the Salish Sea (Figure 1 Publishing)
-Suzanne Simard, Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest (Allen Lane Canada/PenguinRandom House)
-Roy Henry Vickers and Robert “Lucky” Budd, A is for Anemone: A First West Coast Alphabet (Harbour Publishing)
-Iona Whishaw, A Lethal Lesson: A Lane Winslow Mystery (TouchWood Editions)

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The winners in the eight categories will be announced at the BC and Yukon Book Prizes Gala, hosted by Jillian Christmas, on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at the University Golf Club in Vancouver, along with the recipient of the 2022 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence.

The winner of the Borealis Prize: The Commissioner of Yukon Award for Literary Contribution, will be announced at the Dawson Daily News Print and Publishing Festival in Dawson City, in June 2022.

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