The City of Vancouver has announced the finalists for the 2016 Book Award, which recognizes authors of excellence of any genre who contribute to the appreciation and understanding of Vancouver's history, unique character, or the achievements of its residents. The winner receives a $3,000 prize.
The finalists are:
Wayde Compton and Renée Sarojini Saklikar
The Revolving City: 51 Poems and the Stories Behind Them l Anvil Press and SFU Public Square
That Lonely Section of Hell l Greystone Books
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, Karen Duffek, and Tania Willard
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun: Unceded Territories l Figure 1 Publishing and Museum of Anthropology at UBC
The 2016 City of Vancouver Book Award will be presented at the City's annual Mayor's Arts Awards on October 3, 2016, at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre in Vancouver. Keep an eye on this blog and the Alliance News for more information on how to RSVP soon!