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2024 BC and Yukon Book Prizes shortlists announced

The West Coast Book Society has announced shortlists for the annual BC and Yukon Book Prizes.

The prizes celebrate the achievements of B.C. and Yukon writers, illustrators, and publishers. Winners in the awards’ eight categories will be announced at a gala in Vancouver on September 28.

The shortlists are:

Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize for literary fiction

Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize

Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize

  • Stewards of Splendour: A History of Wildlife and People in British Columbia by Jennifer Bonnell (Royal BC Museum Publications)
  • The Best Loved Boat: The Princess Maquinna by Ian Kennedy (Harbour Publishing)
  • The Wild Horses of the Chilcotin: Their History and Future by Wayne McCrory (Harbour Publishing)
  • A Complex Coast: A Kayak Journey from Vancouver Island to Alaska by David Norwell (Heritage House)
  • This Place Is Who We Are: Stories of Indigenous Leadership, Resilience, and Connection to Homelands by Katherine Palmer Gordon (Harbour Publishing)

Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Jim Deva Prize for Writing That Provokes

Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize

  • When Stars Arise by E. G. Alaraj and Martyna Czub, ill. (Orca Book Publishers)
  • Maybe a Whale by Kirsten Pendreigh and Crystal Smith, ill. (Groundwood Books)
  • The Song That Called Them Home by David A. Robertson and Maya McKibben, ill. (Tundra Books)
  • What to Bring by Lorna Schultz Nicholson and Ellen Rooney, ill. (Owlkids)
  • My Baba’s Garden by Jordan Scott and Sydney Smith, ill. (Neal Porter Books)

Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize

  • Obaasan’s Boots by Janis Bridger and Lara Jean Okihiro (Second Story Press)
  • Pine Island Visitors by Polly Horvath (Puffin Canada)
  • Hopeless in Hope by Wanda John-Kehewin (HighWater Press)
  • Out of the Dark by Julie Lawson (Nimbus Publishing)
  • Rise Up and Sing! Power, Protest, and Activism in Music by Andrea Warner and Louise Reimer, ill (Greystone Books)

Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award


April 11th, 2024

9:00 am

Category: Awards, Industry News

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