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July 10, 2009

Order of Canada Given to Jack Hodgins

On July 2nd, Jack Hodgins, winner of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence in 2006, was award the Order of Canada. Congratulations to Jack on recieving this prestigious distinction!

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July 06, 2009

Monthly Book Draw Winner

Joan Bailey from Calgary, Alberta is the proud new owner of The Cellist of Sarajevo by Stephen Galloway. The Cellist of Sarajevo was shortlisted for the 2009 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Congratulations Joan!

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July 06, 2009

Whistler Readers & Writers Festival

The eighth annual Whistler Readers and Writers Festival will take place September 11-13, 2009.

More than twenty invited Canadian authors and editors will descend on Whistler this fall as special guests in a weekend-long siege of word-wielding and poetry-slinging. Don’t miss 2009 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize winner Lee Henderson (The Man Game), Claire Mulligan (2008 finalist), and Annabel Lyon (2005 finalist) all reading together on Opening Night! Other BC Book Prize recipients participating include Nancy Lee (2003 finalist) and Wayne Grady (2005 finalist) as one of the Writers in Residence!

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July 02, 2009

Congrats Andrew Nikiforuk

Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent by Andrew Nikiforuk (Greystone Books) has been nominated for the prestigious Grantham Prize for Excellence in Reporting on the Environment. The award is given jointly by the University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting and the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment.

Congratulations to Andrew Nikiforuk!

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June 29, 2009

BC Book Prizes Online Auction: Now Live!

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BC Book Prizes Online Auction

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June 29, 2009

Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts

The Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts takes place this year on August 13-16, 2009.

Don’t miss performances by great Canadian talents, including BC writers such as Daphne Bramham (finalist for the 2009 Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize), Steven Galloway (finalist for the 2009 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize), Katherine Gordon (finalist in 2005 and 2007), Andrew Nikiforuk (finalist for the 2009 BC Booksellers’ Choice Award), and Andreas Schroeder (finalist for the 2009 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize).

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June 18, 2009

Denman Island Readers & Writers Festival

A number of BC Book Prize nominated (and winning) authors will be attending the Denman Island Readers & Writers Festival this year from July 13-19, 2009.

Hosted by CBC’s Mark Forsythe, some of the writers include Steven Galloway (2009 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize finalist), Jack Hodgins (winner of the 2006 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence), Gabor Maté (winner of the 2009 Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize), Mary Novik (winner of the 2008 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize), Harold Rhenisch (finalist in 2007 and 2001), and Ronald Wright (finalist for the 2009 Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize).

Don’t miss out on meeting and hearing some of these talented BC authors. Visit the Denman Island Readers & Writers Festival website for more details.

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June 10, 2009

Elise Partridge Wins CAA Award

Congratulations are in order for Elise Partridge, finalist for this year’s Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. Her book, Chameleon Hours, has won the Canadian Author Association Poetry Award.

Well done, Elise!

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June 10, 2009

June Monthly Book Draw

Congratulations Margrit Garzitto from Surrey, BC. She is the proud new owner of a copy of Dry Spring: The Coming Water Crisis of North America by Chris Wood.

To enter our Monthly Draws for BC books, simply join our mailing list on the sidebar (left).

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June 04, 2009

More Awards and Nominations for BC Book Prize Authors

BC Book Prize authors have been receiving many accolades recently. Here is a run down of the winning and nominated authors!

Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize finalist, Daphne Bramham’s book, The Secret Lives of Saints: Child Brides and Lost Boys in Canada’s Polygamous Mormon Sect, has been nominated for the Best Non-Fiction at the 2009 Arthur Ellis Awards presented by the Crime Writers of Canada.

Iain Lawrence’s book The Séance has been short listed for the Manitoba Young Readers Choice Award. Lawrence is also Shelia A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize finalist!

Bill Slavin and Linda Bailey were nominated for the 2009 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award, for Stanley at Sea, which was a finalist for the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize.

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanass has won Gold in the Storyteller of the Year category at the Independent Publishers IPPY Awards this year for Flight of the Hummingbird: A Parable for the Environment. Flight of the Hummingbird was also a finalist for the BC Bookseller’s Choice Award in Honour of Bill Duthie.

Congratulations to all!

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