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2017 BC Book Prizes Shortlists

The West Coast Book Prize Society is thrilled to announce the finalists 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 will be announced on April 4.

by Kerry Clare · Tagged bc book prizes

The Conjoined

A Novel

by (author) Jen Sookfong Lee

A Disappearance in Damascus

A Story of Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War

by (author) Deborah Campbell

100 Days

by (author) Juliane Okot Bitek

Crossing Home Ground

A Grassland Odyssey through Southern Interior British Columbia

by (author) David Pitt-Brooke

A Day Of Signs And Wonders

by (author) Kit Pearson

Deep Roots

How Trees Sustain Our Planet

by (author) Nikki Tate


One Ojibway's Meditations

by (author) Richard Wagamese

The Dancehall Years

A West Coast saga from Bowen Island, 1939

by (author) Joan Haggerty

Gently to Nagasaki

by (author) Joy Kogawa

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

by (author) Adèle Barclay

The Peace in Peril

The Real Cost of the Site C Dam

by (author) Christopher Pollon
photographs by Ben Nelms

Everyday Hero

by (author) Kathleen Cherry

My Heart Fills With Happiness

by (author) Monique Gray Smith
illustrated by Julie Flett

The Last Gang in Town

The Epic Story of the Vancouver Police vs. the Clark Park Gang

by (author) Aaron Chapman

The Heaviness of Things That Float

A Novel

by (author) Jennifer Manuel

The Killer Whale Who Changed the World

by (author) Mark Leiren-Young

The News

by (author) Rob Taylor

A Perfect Eden

Encounters by Early Explorers of Vancouver Island

by (author) Michael Layland


The Celebration and the Struggle

by (author) Robin Stevenson

Peace Dancer

illustrated by Roy Henry Vickers
by (author) Robert Budd

Niagara Motel

by (author) Ashley Little

The Marriott Cell

An Epic Journey from Cairo's Scorpion Prison to Freedom

by (author) Mohamed Fahmy & Carol Shaben
foreword by Amal Clooney

The Rahtrum Chronicles

The Dream

by (author) R.K. McLay

Stepping Stones / حَصى الطُرُقات

A Refugee Family's Journey / رحلة عائلة لاجئة

by (author) Margriet Ruurs
by (artist) Nizar Ali Badr
translated by Falah Raheem

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