Lindsay Nixon has won the Writers’ Trust’s $5,000 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ emerging writers.
Carrianne Leung has won the $10,000 Danuta Gleed Literary Award for her linked-story collection That Time I Loved You.
Casey Plett has won the $60,000 Amazon First Novel Award for her debut work of full-length fiction.
Four titles are in the running for the $30,000 prize.
12,000 young readers descended on Harbourfront Centre for workshops, autographs, and awards.
The second-annual Indigenous Voices Awards will continue to celebrate the best emerging Indigenous writers while ramping up their focus on community building.
Rachel Giese has won the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing for her book Boys: What It Means to Become a Man.
The winners were announced for the BC Book Prizes on Saturday at a ceremony in Vancouver.