2011 Victoria Book Prize Nominees Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: VICTORIA (September 7, 2011) – Eight authors from the Victoria region have been shortlisted for the 2011 Victoria Book Prizes. The winner of each prize will receive $5000. The nominees in the children’s category are listed below.

Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize Nominees

Illustrated by Kristi Bridgeman
Published by Oolichan Books

Death Benefits
Written by Sarah Harvey
Published by Orca Book Publishers

Odd Ball
Written by Arthur John Stewart
Published by Thistledown Press

Two independent juries comprised of representatives of the literary arts community reviewed the entries for literary merit. The winners will be announced at the awards gala to be held at the Union Club of Victoria, 805 Gordon Street, on October 12 at 7:30. Tickets are $15 and are available now at Bolen Books, Munro’s Books, Ivy’s Bookshop and the Victoria Book Prize Society (250-592-1181).

Founded in 2004, the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize is a partnership between the City of Victoria and Brian Butler of Butler Brothers Supplies. The Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize was founded in 2008. Additional sponsors include the Greater Victoria Public Library, the Magnolia Hotel and Spa, the Union Club of British Columbia, the Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour Hotel, Island Blue Print and CBC Radio.

The Victoria Book Prize Society establishes policy and criteria for the prizes, administers the competition and appoints the juries.

For further information call:
Lorna MacDonald, President VBPS