FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: VICTORIA (September 12, 2012) – Ten authors from the Victoria region have been shortlisted for the 2012 Victoria Book Prizes. The winner of each prize will receive $5000. Two independent juries comprised of representatives from 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 10 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 and are available now at Bolen Books, Munro’s Books, Ivy’s Bookshop and the Victoria Book Prize Society (250-589-8430). The nominees in the children’s category are listed below.
Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize Nominees
Nowhere Else on Earth: Standing Tall for the Great Bear Rainforest
Illustrated by Caitlin Vernon
Published by Orca Book Publishers
The Whole Truth
Written by Kit Pearson
Published by HarperCollins Canada
I’ll Be Watching
Written by Pamela Porter
Published by Groundwood Books
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