2016 BC Book Prize Shortlists Released

Recently the West Coast Book Prize Society announced the finalists for this year's BC Book Prizes. Presented annually since 1985, prizes are handed out in seven different categories, all celebrating the achievements of writers and publishers hailing from British Columbia.

We'd like to congratulate our members and their authors who received nominations this year:

Anvil Press ~ Jeff Steudel for Foreign Park, which is nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize; Caroline Adderson et al for Vancouver Vanishes, which is nominated for the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award

Arsenal Pulp Press ~ Amber Dawn for Where the words end and my body begins, which is nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize; Eve Lazarus for Cold Case Vancouver, which is nominated for the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award

Biblioasis ~ Anakana Schofield for Martin John, which is nominated for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize

Caitlin Press ~ Derrick Stacey Denholm for Ground-truthing, which is nominated for the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize

Goose Lane Editions ~ Pauline Holdstock for The Hunter and the Wild Girl, which is nominated for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize; Ali Blythe for Twoism, which is nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Inanna Publications ~ Nasreen Pejvack for Amity, which is nominated for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize

New Star Editions ~ Jon Bartlett & Rika Ruebsaat for Soviet Princeton, which is nominated for the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize

Nightwood Editions ~ Raoul Fernandes for Transmitter and Receiver, which is nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Oolichan Books ~ Miranda Pearson for The Fire Extinguisher, which is nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

The winners of this year's awards will be announced on April 30th at a special event in Vancouver. To learn more about the awards and to see a full list of this year's nominees, please visit the BC Book Prizes website.