Victoria Book Prizes

“Maleea Acker (at left) joins four other writers shortlisted this year for the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize. Three writers are up for the City of Victoria Children’s Book Prize. Read more here.FULL STORY



Julie Lawson

August 08th, 2023

One of BC’s, and Canada’s best children’s authors, Julie Lawson has published more than thirty books for young people. She is now set to release Out of the Dark (Nimbus $14.95) a middle grade novel about a teenaged girl enduring the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion in 1917, the First World War and the onset of the Great Influenza pandemic that killed millions of people around the world. It’s a follow-up to Lawson’s award-winning A Blinding Light (Nimbus, 2017) also set in the same period and place. The characters are different but the themes are similar: the divide between the rich and poor, locals and immigrants, as well as the human bonds that arise in times of tragedy and the importance of resilience in a time of global upheaval.  9781774712344

Photo credit: Patrick Lawson

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