News & Events
January 20, 2015
The 31st Annual Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prizes Gala will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at the Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront Hotel (currently the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel). Tickets will be available for purchase online beginning Monday, March 16. Tickets will be $110 for West Coast Book Prizes Society members and $120 for non-members. More details will be released closer to the event.
September 10, 2014
Julie Morstad (How To), winner of the 2014 Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize, has been shortlisted for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award of the 2014 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards. The $20,000 prize, along with the other six prizes, will be awarded at the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Awards in Toronto on November 6 and Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse in Montreal on October 28. Full details are available on the Canadian Children’s Book Centre website.
September 08, 2014
Arno Kopecky (The Oil Man and the Sea: Navigating the Northern Gateway) has won the 2014 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-fiction. He will receive $10,000 in prize money and be honoured at two receptions on November 13 at Wilfrid Laurier’s Waterloo and Brantford campuses. Arno was also shortlisted this year for the 2014 Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize.
September 04, 2014
2014 Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize finalist Bev Sellars (They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential School) has been shortlisted for the 2014 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature. The winners will be announced on Saturday, September 27 at a gala dinner hosted by Shelagh Rogers and Wab Kinew at the Manitoba Theatre for Young People in Winnipeg. More details
July 09, 2014
Join 2014 Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize finalist Graeme Truelove (Svend Robinson: A Life in Politics) at one (or more) of these West Coast Book Tour events:
- July 31 – Vancouver Central Library (350 W Georgia St) – Talk, Q+A, and signing, 7:00PM until 8:30 PM
- August 6 – Book Warehouse (632 W Broadway) – Book signing, noon to 2:00 PM
- August 6 – Spartacus Books (3378 Findlay St, at Commercial and 18th) – Book signing, 3:30 PM until 5:30 PM
- August 7 – Burnaby Public Library, Bob Prittie Metrotown (6100 Willingdon Ave.) 7:00PM until 8:30 PM – Talk, Q+A, and signing, 7:00PM until 8:30 PM
July 08, 2014
2014 Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award finalist Paul Wild (The Cougar: Beautiful, Wild and Dangerous) has won gold in the Nature (Adult Nonfiction) category of the 2013 IndieFab Award Winners. Foreword Reviews’ IndieFab Book of the Year Awards celebrate new indie books from authors and publishers whose work stands out from the crowd.
July 02, 2014
2014 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize finalist Renée Sarojini Saklikar (children of air india: un/authorized exhibits and interjections) has won the 2014 Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry. This award recognizes the best full-length English-language book of poems for adults by a Canadian writer. Renée will receive $2,000 and a silver medal as part of the award.
June 17, 2014
2014 Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize finalist Ari Goelman (The Path of Names) has been shortlisted for the Young Adult category of The Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic.
From The Sunburst Award jury: “Ari Goelman’s The Path of Names dives deep into mysteries not only of the kabbala and numerology, but of prepubescence and the complexities of quasi-romantic entanglement. A likable thirteen-year-old amateur magician navigates camp counselors, ancient Hebrew, mean girls, and spiritual possession by a long-dead rabbinical scholar to solve the mystery of two ghost children displaced in time. This one’s for those who love a smart, sassy heroine better versed in card tricks than in the social pecking order of summer camp.”
The winners will be awarded in the fall. Visit The Sunburst Award Society’s website for more details.
June 05, 2014
2014 Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award finalists Roy Henry Vickers and Robert “Lucky” Budd (Raven Brings the Light) will be at Bolen Books in Victoria on Friday, June 20, at 7:00 pm for a reading, discussion, and book signing. Roy will discuss his new collection Storyteller, and both authors will discuss their new children’s book Cloudwalker, the highly anticipated follow up to Raven Brings the Light.
June 04, 2014
2014 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize finalist Russell Thornton (Birds, Metals, Stones and Rain) is shortlisted for the 2014 Raymond Souster Award. The winner will be announced during a special ceremony at the LCP Annual Poetry Festival and Conference at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in downtown Toronto on June 7, 2014. More information can be found on The League of Canadian Poets website.
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