News & Events
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.
June 03, 2014
Join this year’s recipient of the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize as well as three of the finalists for A Gathering of Poets: Readings by BC Book Prize Finalists at the Vancouver Public Library. BC Book Prize winner Jordan Abel (The Place of Scraps) will be joined by Catherine Greenwood (The Lost Letters), Jennica Harper (Wood), and Renée Sarojini Saklikar (children of air india: un/authorized exhibits and interjections) for the event, which takes place from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Monday, June 9.
May 27, 2014
David Stouck, recipient of this year’s Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize and Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize, has also won the second annual Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Book on British Columbia for Arthur Erickson: An Architect’s Life. David will receive the award in June at a reception at UBC’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.
May 26, 2014
Wild Berries/Pakwa che Menisu by Julie Flett has been selected for this year’s First Nation Communities Read campaign. Julie is also the inaugural recipient of the $5,000 Periodical Marketers of Canada Aboriginal Literature Award. The book was selected from a five-title shortlist by a jury of librarians from First Nation public libraries in Ontario and will be celebrated with events across Canada in the coming year. View the media release for full details.
Wild Berries was also shortlisted for this year’s Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize.
April 24, 2014
2014 BC Book Prize finalists Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton will visit the Lower Mainland and Sunshine Coast next week. Join them for a book signing at ULS in Burnaby on April 29 at 4:00 pm. They will also appear at the Sunshine Coast Aboriginal Storytellers Festival from April 30 to May 2. Christy and Margaret are shortlisted for the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize for their book When I Was Eight.
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