The 29th Annual Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prizes Gala took place on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Government House in Victoria, BC.
The British Columbia Book Prizes celebrate the creative, diverse writers and publishers of British Columbia, as well as their contribution to the strength of Canada’s book publishing industry.
The 2013 prize winners are as follows:
Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize: The World by Bill Gaston. Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Canada, Penguin Group Canada.
Hubert Evans Nonfiction Prize:The Art of the Impossible: Dave Barrett and the NDP in Power, 1972-1975 by Geoff Meggs and Rod Mickleburgh. Publisher: Harbour Publishing.
Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize: Geographies of a Lover by Sarah de Leeuw. Publisher: NeWest Press.
Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize for the book that contributes most to the enjoyment and understanding of British Columbia: British Columbia: A New Historical Atlas by Derek Hayes. Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre.
Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize for the best non-illustrated book written for children: Middle of Nowhere by Caroline Adderson. Publisher: Groundwood Books.
Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize: Maggie’s Chopsticks by Alan Woo, illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant. Publisher: Kids Can Press.
Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award for the best book in terms of public appeal, initiative, design, production and content: Making Headlines: 100 Years of The Vancouver Sun by Shelley Fralic, with research by Kate Bird. Published by The Vancouver Sun.
For details on this year's awards, visit http://www.bcbookprizes.ca/winners/2013.