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March 21, 2017

Contest: Win 2017 Finalist Books

With the BC Book Prizes Gala only a month away, it’s time to give away some finalist books! Seven prizes, one for each prize category, will be given out in the next few weeks. Each will include all five books shortlisted for one of the seven prizes. You can enter to win one of the following prizes here.

Prize #1 (Winner drawn April 6)

  • The Conjoined by Jen Sookfong Lee
  • The Dancehall Years by Joan Haggerty
  • The Heaviness of Things That Float by Jennifer Manuel
  • Niagara Motel by Ashley Little
  • The Parcel by Anosh Irani

Prize #2 (Winner drawn April 10)

  • A Disappearance in Damascus: A Story of Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War by Deborah Campbell
  • Gently to Nagasaki by Joy Kogawa
  • The Killer Whale Who Changed the World by Mark Leiren-Young
  • The Marriott Cell: An Epic Journey from Cairo’s Scorpion Prison to Freedom by Mohamed Fahmy, with Carol Shaben
  • Mexican Hooker #1: And My Other Roles Since the Revolution by Carmen Aguirre

Prize #3 (Winner drawn April 13)

  • Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey by Margriet Ruurs, illustrated by Nizar Ali Badr
  • My Heart Fills with Happiness by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Julie Flett
  • Deep Roots: How Trees Sustain Our Planet by Nikki Tate
  • Peace Dancer by Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd, illustrated by Roy Henry Vickers
  • Today written and illustrated by Julie Morstad

Prize #4 (Winner drawn April 18)

  • 100 Days by Juliane Okot Bitek
  • If I Were in a Cage I’d Reach Out for You by Adèle Barclay
  • The News by Rob Taylor
  • poemw by Anne Fleming
  • Sleeping in Tall Grass by Richard Therrien

Prize #5 (Winner drawn April 20)

  • Embers: One Ojibway’s Meditations by Richard Wagamese
  • Peace Dancer by Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd
  • A Perfect Eden: Encounters by Early Explorers of Vancouver Island by Michael Layland
  • Wade Davis: Photographs by Wade Davis
  • The Last Gang in Town: The Epic Story of the Vancouver Police vs. the Clark Park Gang by Aaron Chapman


Prize #6 (Winner drawn April 24)

  • A Day of Signs and Wonders by Kit Pearson
  • Everyday Hero by Kathleen Cherry
  • Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community by Robin Stevenson
  • The Rahtrum Chronicles: The Dream by R.K. McLay
  • The Skeleton Tree by Iain Lawrence

Prize #7 (Winner drawn April 27)

  • Crossing Home Ground: A Grassland Odyssey through Southern Interior British Columbia by David Pitt-Brooke
  • A Perfect Eden: Encounters by Early Explorers of Vancouver Island by Michael Layland
  • The Peace in Peril: The Real Cost of the Site C Dam by Christopher Pollon, with photos by Ben Nelms
  • The Recorded History of the Liard Basin 1790-1910: Where British Columbia joins the Yukon and N.W.T. by Anthony Kenyon
  • Mapping My Way Home: A Gitxsan History by Neil J. Sterritt

Don’t forget: You have to enter to win!

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March 07, 2017

2017 BC Book Prizes Shortlists Announced

The shortlists for the 2017 BC Book Prizes have been announced! Congratulations to all the finalists.

The nominees will be celebrated at the BC Book Prizes Soirée, a free casual celebratory event to kick off the festivities, on Wednesday, April 5, in downtown Vancouver (venue TBA).

The winners will be announced at the 33rd Annual Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prizes Gala on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel in Vancouver. British Columbia’s Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Judith Guichon, OBC, will be in attendance. Gala tickets will be available for purchase online starting Monday, March 13.

A selection of the shortlisted authors (to be announced in the coming weeks) will be part of BC Book Prizes On Tour. This author reading tour will take finalists to schools and public venues in many communities throughout BC from April 10-28. Stay tuned for more details!

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