Kit Pearson is the recipient of the 11th annual Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence

Kit Pearson was born in Edmonton, AB, in 1947 and grew up there and in Vancouver. She received her B.A. from the University of Alberta, her M.L.S. from the University of British Columbia, and her M.A. from the Simmons College Center for the Study of Children’s Literature in Boston. She worked for ten years as a children’s librarian in Ontario and BC, and is now a full-time writer living in Victoria. Her books have been published in Canada in English and French, in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, China, and Korea. She has won many awards for her writing, including the Vicky Metcalf Award for her body of work in 1998.

BC’s Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Judith Guichon will present the award at the Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prizes Gala on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel.

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