The West Coast Book Prize Society announced the winners of the 37th annual BC and Yukon Book Prizes. Prizes are awarded annually to recognize the achievements of B.C. authors and publishers. Award winners are selected through a juried system, with five finalists in each prize category, including the winner selected in each prize category. To view the 2021 Awards Presentation Video click here.

The winners of the 2021 BC and Yukon Book Prizes, announced on Sept. 25, included the following B.C. book publishers and ABPBC members:


Genius Jolene by Sara Cassidy

Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize: Genius Jolene by Sara Cassidy and illustrated by Charlene Chua
Orca Book Publishers


Grandmother School - BC and Yukon Book Prizes

Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize – Grandmother School by Rina Singh and illustrated by Ellen Rooney
Orca Book Publishers


E.J. Hughes Book of Boats, The: Amos, Robert: 9781771513364: Books - Amazon .ca

Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award: The E. J. Hughes Book of Boats by Robert Amos
TouchWood Editions


Kwanlin Dun: Daekwandur Ghay Ghakwadindur--Our Story in Our Words: Kwanlin  Dun First Nation: 9781773270784: Books -

Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize: Kwanlin Dün by Kwanlin Dün First Nation
Figure 1 Publishing