Winners of the 2017 BC Book Prizes
May 3, 2017
The BC Book Prizes celebrate the achievements of BC writers and publishers with seven Prizes presented at the Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prizes Gala, as well as a presentation to the winner of The Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence.

The West Coast Book Prize Society announced the winners for the 2017 BC Book Prizes. Congratulations to the authors, illustrators, and publishers! The winner of the 2017 Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Excellence was announced on April 4th.

Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize

The Heaviness of Things That Float

by Jennifer Manuel

Publisher: Douglas and McIntyre

Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize

A Disappearance in Damascus: A Story of Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War

by Deborah Campbell

Publisher: Knopf Canada

Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

If I Were in a Cage I’d Reach Out for You

by Adèle Barclay

Publisher: Nightwood Editions

Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize

Mapping My Way Home: A Gitxsan History

by Neil J. Sterritt

Publisher: Creekstone Press

Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize

The Skeleton Tree

by Iain Lawrence

Publisher: Tundra Books

Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize

My Heart Fills With Happiness

by Monique Gray Smith

Illustrated by Julie Flett

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award

Embers: One Ojibway's Meditations

by Richard Wagamese

Publisher: Douglas and McIntyre

Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Excellence

Douglas Coupland