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2023 BC & Yukon Book Prizes finalists

The BC and Yukon Book Prizes, established in 1985, celebrate the achievements of British Columbia and Yukon writers, illustrators, and publishers. Ten prize categories are presented annually. (Note: 6 titles missing from the list as they are not in 49th Shelf's database: The Sounds of Life by Karen Bakker; What a Mushroom Lives For by Michael J. Hathaway; The Language of Dreams by Marion Ehrenberg; Each One a Furnace by Tolu Oloruntoba; The Flamingo by Guojing; Refugee Lifeworlds by Y-Dang Troeung.)

by Monica Miller

Echoes of the Supernatural

The Graphic Art of Robert Davidson

by (author) Gary Wyatt
with Robert Davidson
foreword by Karen Duffek

Return to Solitude

More Desolation Sound Adventures with the Cougar Lady, Russell the Hermit, the Spaghetti Bandit and Others

by (author) Grant Lawrence

Cold Case BC

The Stories Behind the Province's Most Sensational Murder and Missing Person Cases

by (author) Eve Lazarus

I Hope / nipakosêyimon

by (author) Monique Gray Smith
illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
translated by Dolores Greyeyes Sand

Namwayut - We Are All One

A Pathway to Reconciliation

by (author) Chief Robert Joseph

We Measure the Earth with Our Bodies

A Novel

by (author) Tsering Yangzom Lama

A Minor Chorus

A Novel

by (author) Billy-Ray Belcourt

The Foghorn Echoes

by (author) Danny Ramadan

Uncertain Kin

by (author) Janice Lynn Mather

Invisible Boy

A Memoir of Self-Discovery

by (author) Harrison Mooney

True Reconciliation

How to Be a Force for Change

by (author) Jody Wilson-Raybould

Tree Thieves

Crime and Survival in North America's Woods

by (author) Lyndsie Bourgon

A Is for Acholi

by (author) Otoniya J. Okot Bitek

The Program

by (author) Megan Fennya Jones


by (author) Cecily Nicholson

Test Piece

by (author) Sheryda Warrener

Dempsey Bob

In His Own Voice

by (author) Dempsey Bob
edited by Sarah Milroy

Knowledge Within

Treasures of the Northwest Coast

by (author) Pam Brown, Jisgang Nika Collison & Anthony Alan Shelton


by (artist) Cole Pauls

The Acid Room

The Psychedelic Trials and Tribulations of Hollywood Hospital

by (author) Jesse Donaldson & Erika Dyck

Ben the Sea Lion

illustrated by Roy Henry Vickers

In the Serpent's Wake

by (author) Rachel Hartman

The Science of Boys

by (author) Emily Seo
illustrated by Gracey Zhang

Me Three

by (author) Susan Juby

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