The latest news on BC's arts, culture and heritage sector.

2016 Writers' Trust Awards Winners Announced

Deborah Campbell, Eden Robinson and Yasuko Thanh are among the individuals honoured with the literary prizes, which comprise a combined $219,000.

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Longlist Announced for B.C. National Award for Non-Fiction

The award, presented by the British Columbia Achievement Foundation, will be conferred in 2017.

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Paul Beatty Wins 2016 Man Booker Prize for 'The Sellout'

Beatty is the first US author ever to win the prize after rules changed to allow American writers in 2014.

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Cedric Literary Awards Winners Announced

The awards, which are given to outstanding emerging writers 50 and above, were presented in Victoria on October 15.

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Governor General's Literary Awards Winners Announced

The winners of the 80th Governor General's Literary Awards, who receive a prize of $25,000, were announced October 25.

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2016 City of Vancouver Book Award Goes to Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun: Unceded Territories

The award was presented to artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun and editors Karen Duffek and Tania Willard on October 3 at the Mayor's Arts Awards.

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City of Nanaimo Seeks Next Poet Laureates

The City of Nanaimo is now seeking applications for its next Poet Laureate and for its first Youth Poet Laureate. Terms begin in January 2017, and the application deadline is October 28.

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Governor General's Literary Awards Announce Shortlist

The awards, which are celebrating their 80th year, have announced their 2016 shortlist. The award comes with a $25,000 prize. The winners will be revealed October 25.

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City of Vancouver Announces 2016 Book Award Finalists

The award, which will be presented at the Roundhouse in Vancouver October 3, 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.

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City of New Westminster Seeks Next Poet Laureate

The City of New Westminster is seeking its next Poet Laureate to serve as the City's literary ambassador.

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34th Alcuin Awards for Excellence in Book Design

The award ceremony for the 34th Alcuin Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada will take place September 22 in Vancouver, with tickets open to the public.

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UBC Library Acquires Rare Limited Edition Chaucer Book

UBC Library has acquired a copy of Kelmscott Press's The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, described by the poet William Butler Yeats as "the most beautiful of all printed books."

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Sono Nis Press Forced to Close After Warehouse Fire

A fire has forced the closure of one of Canada's oldest small publishing companies, based in the Slocan Valley.

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ABPBC Announces New Executive Director

As Margaret Reynolds announces her retirement, the Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia welcomes new executive director Heidi Waechtler.

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Call for Submissions: Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry

The Royal City Literary Arts Society has announced its Call for Submissions for the 3rd Annual Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry.

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George Woodcock and George Ryga Awards To Be Presented at VPL

The "Two Georges" will be awarded at Vancouver Public Library on June 29.

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Vancouver Writer Leah Horlick Wins Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writers

Leah Horlick, author of For Your Own Good and Riot Lung is the winner of the 10th annual Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writers, as announced by the Writer's Trust of Canada.

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Margaret Reynolds Receives President's Award from Association of Canadian Publishers

Margaret Reynolds, Executive Director of the Association of Book Publishers of BC, is being recognized for her significant contributions to the Canadian publishing industry and the Association of Canadian Publishers.

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2016 BC Book Prize Winners Announced

The West Coast Book Prize Society has announced the names of the winners of the 32nd Annual BC Book Prizes.

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City of Vancouver Invites Submissions For 2016 Book Award

Authors and publishers of books that contribute to the appreciation and understanding of Vancouver’s history, unique character or the achievements of its residents are invited to submit entries for the annual City of Vancouver Book Award.

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