Nominees for this year's B.C. Book Prizes revealed

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      The shortlists for the 29th annual B.C. Book Prizes were announced today (March 14).

      The winners in the following seven categories, which run the gamut from nonfiction to children’s-lit illustration, will be revealed during a May 4 gala at Government House in Victoria, where a total of $14,000 in prizes will be handed out. Before that, at a time and venue yet to be determined, a distinguished contributor to the province’s lit scene will receive the 2013 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence.

      See the B.C. Book Prizes website for more details.

      Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, awarded to the author of the best work of fiction:

      • Psychology and Other Stories (Biblioasis)

      • Anne Fleming, Gay Dwarves of America (Pedlar Press)

      • Bill Gaston, The World (Hamish Hamilton Canada, Penguin Group Canada)

      • Anakana Schofield, Malarky (Biblioasis)

      • Yasuko Thanh, Floating Like the Dead (McClelland & Stewart Ltd.)

      Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize, recognizing the author(s) of the book that contributes most to the enjoyment and understanding of British Columbia:

      • Aaron Chapman, Liquor, Lust and the Law: The Story of Vancouver's Legendary Penthouse Nightclub (Arsenal Pulp Press)

      • Jackson Davies and Marc Strange, Bruno and the Beach: The Beachcombers at 40 (Harbour Publishing)

      • Derek Hayes, British Columbia: A New Historical Atlas (Douglas & McIntyre)

      • Ali Kazimi, Undesirables: White Canada and the Komagata Maru—An Illustrated History (Douglas & McIntyre)

      • Leslie A. Robertson and Kwagu’l Gixsam Clan, Standing Up with Ga’axsta’las: Jane Constance Cook and the Politics of Memory, Church, and Custom (The University of British Columbia Press)

      Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize, awarded to the author of the best original nonfiction literary work: 

      • Luanne Armstrong, The Light through the Trees: Reflections on Land and Farming (Caitlin Press)

      • George Bowering, Pinboy (Cormorant Books)

      • Sandra Djwa, Journey with No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page (McGill-Queen’s University Press)

      • Geoff Meggs and Rod Mickleburgh, The Art of the Impossible: Dave Barrett and the NDP in Power, 1972-1975 (Harbour Publishing)

      • Carol Shaben, Into the Abyss: How a Deadly Plane Crash Changed the Lives of a Pilot, a Politician, a Criminal and a Cop (Random House Canada)

      Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, awarded to the author of the best work of poetry:

      • Colin Browne, The Properties (Talonbooks)

      • Sarah de Leeuw, Geographies of a Lover (NeWest Press)

      • Roger Farr, IKMQ (New Star Books)

      • Evelyn Lau, A Grain of Rice (Oolichan Books)

      • Patricia Young, Night-Eater (Quattro Books)

      Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize, presented to the best illustrated book written for children:

      • Hey Canada! by Vivien Bowers, illustrated by Milan Pavlovic (Tundra Books)

      • Rainbow Shoes by Tiffany Stone, illustrated by Stefan Czernecki (Tradewind Books)

      • Gift Days by Kari-Lynn Winters, illustrated by Stephen Taylor (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)

      • What’s Up, Bear?: A Book About Opposites by Frieda Wishinsky, illustrated by Sean L. Moore (Owlkids Books)

      • Maggie’s Chopsticks by Alan Woo, illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant (Kids Can Press)

      Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize, awarded to the best nonillustrated book written for children:

      • Caroline Adderson, Middle of Nowhere (Groundwood Books)

      • Rachel Hartman, Seraphina (Doubleday Canada)

      • John Lekich, The Prisoner of Snowflake Falls (Orca Book Publishers)

      • Victoria Miles, Mimi Power and the I-Don’t-Know-What (Tradewind Books)

      • Susin Nielsen, The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen (Tundra Books)

      Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award, presented to the originating publisher and author(s) of the best book in terms of public appeal, initiative, design, production and content:

      • Jackson Davies and Marc Strange, Bruno and the Beach: The Beachcombers at 40 (Harbour Publishing)

      • Shelley Fralic, Making Headlines: 100 Years of the Vancouver Sun (The Vancouver Sun)

      • Daniel Francis, Trucking in British Columbia: An Illustrated History (Harbour Publishing)

      • Derek Hayes, British Columbia: A New Historical Atlas (Douglas & McIntyre)

      • Harold Kalman and Robin Ward, Exploring Vancouver: The Architectural Guide (Douglas & McIntyre)

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