Local book awards finalists announced

City of Victoria’s Butler Book Prize and Bolen Books’ Children’s Book Prize nominees

The short list of local authors has been unveiled for the City of Victoria’s Butler Book Prize and Bolen Books’ Children’s Book Prize.

The winners of both prizes receive $5,000 each in recognition of the best literary work in fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and in children’s literature respectively.

A gala event to announce the winners will take place Oct. 10 at the Union Club of B.C. at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 and are available at Bolen Books in Hillside Mall, Ivy’s Bookshop at 2188 Oak Bay Ave., Munro’s Books at 1108 Government St. and from the Victoria Book Prize Society by calling 250-589-8430.

City of Victoria Butler Book Prize finalists include: William Deverell, I’ll See You in My Dreams (fiction), published by McClelland & Stewart; Esi Edugyan, Half-Blood Blues (fiction), published by Thomas Allen Publishers; Rachel Fisher, Heather Stretch and Robin Tunnicliffe, All the Dirt: Reflections on Organic Farming (non-fiction), published by TouchWood Editions; Madeline Sonik, Afflictions and Departures (non-fiction), published by Anvil Press and Mark Zuehlke, Breakout from Juno: Canadian Army and the Normandy Campaign, July 4-August 21, 1944 (non-fiction), published by Douglas & McIntyre.

Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize finalists include: Kit Pearson, The Whole Truth (fiction), published by Harper Collins; Pamela Porter, I’ll Be Watching (fiction), published by Groundwood Books and Caitlyn Vernon, Nowhere Else on Earth: Standing Tall for the Great Bear Rainforest (non-fiction), published by Orca Book Publishers.

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