Announcing the 2017 BC Book Prize Winners

The following is excerpted from a release issued by the West Coast Book Prize Society.

The West Coast Book Prize Society has released the names of the winners of the 33rd Annual BC Book Prizes.

  • Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize: Jennifer Manuel, The Heaviness of Things That Float (Douglas and McIntyre)
  • Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize: Neil J. Sterritt, Mapping My Way Home: A Gitxsan History (Creekstone Press)
  • Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize: Deborah Campbell, A Disappearance in Damascus: A Story of Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War (Knopf Canada)
  • Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize: Adèle Barclay, If I Were in a Cage I’d Reach Out for You (Nightwood Editions)
  • Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize: Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Julie Flett, My Heart Fills With Happiness (Orca Book Publishers)
  • Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize: Iain Lawrence, The Skeleton Tree (Tundra Books)
  • Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award: Richard Wagamese, Embers: One Ojibway’s Meditations (Douglas and McIntyre)

The Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence was given to Douglas Coupland, as previously reported by the Alliance.

The BC Book Prizes were established in 1985 to celebrate the achievements of British Columbia writers and publishers. The prizes are administered and awarded by a non-profit society that represents all facets of the publishing and writing community.

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