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Crozier, Ellis co-winners of B.C. Lt. Governor’s Award

Lorna Crozier

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.

Sarah Ellis

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.