Victoria Book Prize Nominees Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Victoria (September 9, 2010) ― Eight authors from the Capital Region have been shortlisted for the 2010 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 $5000. The finalists in the children’s category are listed below.

Poster Boy
Written by Dede Crane
Published by Groundwood Books

After Peaches
Written by Michelle Mulder
Published by Orca Book Publishers

Counting on Hope
Written by Sylvia Olsen
Published by Sono Nis 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 on October 13 at 7:30. Tickets are $15 and are available now at Bolen Books, Munro’s Books, Ivy’s Book Shop and the Victoria Book Prize Society (250-382-1058).

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 and CBC Radio.

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

For further information call:
Lorna MacDonald, President VBPS