Finalists for the 2013 Victoria Book Prizes Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Victoria (September 11, 2013) – Celebrating our tenth anniversary, the Victoria Book Prize Society is pleased to announce that eight authors from the Capital Region have been short-listed for the 2013 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize for adult literature and the Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize. The winner of each prize will be awarded $5,000. Two independent juries comprised of representatives from the literary arts community reviewed the entries for literary merit. This year there were 39 submissions for the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize and 15 for the Bolen prize. The winners will be announced at the ten-year anniversary awards gala to be held at the Union Club of Victoria, 805 Gordon Street, on October 16 at 7:30. Tickets are $15 and are available now from Bolen Books, Munro’s Books, Ivy’s Bookshop and the Victoria Book Prize Society (250-595-8430). The finalists for the len Books Children’s Book Prize are listed below.

And Nothing but the Truth
Written by Kit Pearson
HarperCollins Canada

One Year in Coal Harbour
Written by Polly Horvath
Groundwood Books

Three Little Words
Written by Sarah N. Harvey
Orca Book Publishers

2013 Victoria Book Prizes Finalists

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: Union Club of British Columbia, Greater Victoria Public Library, Island Blue Print, Magnolia Hotel and Spa, Thrifty Foods 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 Michelle Wong, President VBPS at 250-888-9219 or visit