The GG’s like BC
October 07th, 2014
Dominating in the GG poetry category were three poets from Victoria and Vancouver including: Christopher Levenson (Vancouver) – Night Vision (Quattro Books), Garth Martens (Victoria) – Prologue for the Age of Consequence (House of Anansi Press), and Arleen Paré, (Victoria) – Lake of Two Mountains (Brick Books). As well, Kingston, Ontario’s Sadiqa de Meijer – Leaving Howe Island was published by Oolichan Books of Fernie.
In the fiction category, Victoria’s Bill Gaston [also pictured] was nominated for Juliet Was a Surprise (Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Canada). Arno Kopecky from Squamish made the non-fiction shortlist with The Oil Man and the Sea: Navigating the Northern Gateway (Douglas & McIntyre). Playwright Janet Munsil of Victoria figured in the drama list for That Elusive Spark (Playwrights Canada Press).
Raziel Reid (Vancouver) was shortlisted in the Children’s Literature (Text) category for When Everything Feels like the Movies (Arsenal Pulp Press) and Julie Morstad (Vancouver) made the Children’s Literature (Illustration) category for Julia, Child, text by Kyo Maclear (Tundra Books).
In the translation (French to English) category, Montreal’s Linda Gaboriau was shortlisted for Christina, The Girl King published by Talonbooks of Vancouver.