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Three B.C. Authors Selected to CBC Canada Reads

Congratulations to the B.C. writers whose works were selected for the 2023 CBC Canada Reads debate! The three titles were selected from a longlist of 15 books by Canadian authors. B.C. actor, filmmaker and writer Keegan Connor Tracy will champion…

BC and Yukon Book Prizes 2022 Winners

The West Coast Book Prize Society is thrilled to have announced the winners of the 38th annual BC and Yukon Book Prizes. Prizes are awarded annually to recognize the achievements of BC and Yukon authors, illustrators and publishers. Award…

BC and Yukon Book Prizes Shortlist Celebrates BC Authors and Illustrators

The British Columbia and Yukon Book Prizes shortlist was announced in Spring, celebrating the achievements of writers, illustrators, and publishers.  The 2022 shortlist under eight categories is represented this year entirely by BC authors…

Author Lily Chow invested into the Order of Canada

B.C. Author, researcher, and historian Lily Chow was invested into the Order of Canada in December 2021 “for preserving and promoting the history of early Chinese immigrants to Canada and their contributions to the country’s social and…

B.C. Book Publishers win 2021 BC and Yukon Book Prizes

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,…

B.C.’s Arsenal Pulp Press and Douglas & McIntyre make the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist

Today, September 8, 2021 Elana Rabinovitch, Executive Director of the Scotiabank Giller Prize, announced the 2021 longlist. The Giller Prize, founded by Jack Rabinovitch in 1994, highlights the very best in Canadian fiction year after year. Last…

The saga of the Sunshine Coast with Howard White, author of Here on the Coast: Reflections from the Rainbelt

Howard White was raised on the B.C. coast and never got over it. He is still to be found stuck barnacle-like to the shore at Pender Harbour, B.C. He started Raincoast Chronicles and Harbour Publishing in the early 1970s and has published his…

B.C. Books Shortlisted for 2020 Governor General Awards

The Canada Council for the Arts is celebrating the best in Canadian literature with the Governor General’s Literary Awards. The awards recognize finalists and winners in seven categories, in both official languages, for readers of all ages.…

Arsenal Pulp Press’ Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead wins CBC 2021 Canada Reads Competition

Indigiqueer author Joshua Whitehead's "Jonny Appleseed" has won CBC's Canada Reads Contest. The debut novel from Whitehead, an Oji-nehiyaw scholar from Peguis First Nation, follows a two-spirit Indigiqueer young man as he returns home to his…