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BC Book Prizes 2010 Winners Announced

April 26th, 2010

This year’s gala, emceed by Shelagh Rogers and attended by the Honourable Lieutenant Governor Steven L. Point, took place at Government House in Victoria. 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 members of a non-profit society who represent all facets of the publishing and writing community. The West Coast Book Prize Society congratulates all of the winners!

Victoria, BC – The West Coast Book Prize Society is pleased to announce the names of the winners of the 26th Annual BC Book Prizes:

ETHEL WILSON FICTION PRIZE Supported by Friesens and Webcom
Cathleen With, Having Faith in the Polar Girls’ Prison Penguin Group (Canada)

DOROTHY LIVESAY POETRY PRIZE Supported by the BC Teachers’ Federation
Fred Wah, is a door (Talonbooks)

HUBERT EVANS NON-FICTION PRIZE Supported by Abebooks
Lorna Crozier, Small Beneath the Sky: A Prairie Memoir (Greystone Books)

RODERICK HAIG-BROWN REGIONAL PRIZE Supported by Transcontinental Printing and Yosef Wosk
Andrew Scott, Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names: A Complete Reference to Coastal British Columbia (Harbour Publishing)

SHEILA A. EGOFF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE PRIZE Supported by the BC Library Association
Carrie Mac, The Gryphon Project Penguin Group (Canada)

CHRISTIE HARRIS ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN’S LITERATURE PRIZE Supported by Kate Walker and Company
Frieda Wishinsky (author), Dean Griffiths (illustrator), Maggie Can’t Wait (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)

BILL DUTHIE BOOKSELLERS’ CHOICE AWARD Supported by the Duthie family, Western Book Reps Association, and independent BC bookstores
Brian Brett and Greystone Books, Trauma Farm: A Rebel History of Rural Life

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR’S AWARD FOR LITERARY EXCELLENCE
Stan Persky is the recipient of this award, established in 2003 by the Honourable Iona Campagnolo, which recognizes British Columbia writers who have contributed to the development of literary excellence in the province.

A total of $19,000 is awarded to winners with each prize providing $2,000 with the exception of the Lieutenant Governor’s prize which awards $5,000.

For further details, visit www.bcbookprizes.ca