Poet Lorna Crozier and kidlit author and advocate Sarah Ellis are co-winners of the 10th annual Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence.
Crozier, a past winner of the Pat Lowther Award and Governor General’s Literary Award, is the author most recently of The Book of Marvels: A Compendium of Everyday Things (Greystone Books). Ellis is a librarian in North Vancouver and prolific book reviewer (including for Q&Q). She is the author of a handful of picture books and novels for young readers.
The pair will share the $5,000 prize, which will be presented May 4 by B.C. lieutenant governor Judith Guichon.
The co-winners were selected by a jury comprising 2012 winner Brian Brett, author of Trauma Farm (Greystone); Lynn Copeland, former dean of library services at Simon Fraser University; and Alma Lee, founder of the Vancouver International Writers and Readers Festival.