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2015 B.C. Book Prizes announced

Disappearing act: Maggie deVriesThe West Coast Book Prize Society announced the winners of the B.C. Book Prizes on Saturday. Each winner received $2,000 while Betty Keller, winner of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award, took home $5,000. The ceremony was held at the Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront Hotel.

The full list of winners is:

Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize 

Aislinn Hunter, The World Before Us (Doubleday Canada)

Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize

Richard Beamish, Gordon McFarlane eds., The Sea Among Us: The Amazing Strait of Georgia (Harbour Publishing)

Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize 

Eve Joseph, In the Slender Margin: The Intimate Strangeness of Death and Dying (HarperCollins Canada)

Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize 

Cecily Nicholson, From the Poplars (Talonbooks)

Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize

Roy Miki, Slavia Miki, Julie Flett illus., Dolphin SOS (Tradewind Books)

Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize 

Maggie de Vries, Rabbit Ears (HarperCollins Canada)

Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award 

Aaron Chapman, Live at the Commodore: The Story of Vancouver’s Historic Commodore Ballroom (Arsenal Pulp Press)

Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence

Betty Keller