The West Coast Book Prize Society is thrilled to announce the winners of the 37th annual BC and Yukon Book Prizes. Prizes are awarded annually to recognize the achievements of BC authors and publishers. Award winners are selected through a juried system, with five finalists in each prize category, including the winner selected in each prize category.
The 2021 BC and Yukon Book Prizes winners include:
- Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize – Sara Cassidy (Illustrated by Charlene Chua), Genius Jolene (Orca Book Publishers)
- Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize – Rina Singh and Ellen Rooney (Illustrator), Grandmother School (Orca Book Publishers)
These prize-winning authors and publishers were honoured at the 37th annual BC and Yukon Book Prizes Gala, which was held online this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremony was hosted by author and past BC and Yukon Book Prizes winner Monique Gray Smith, and is available to view at bcyukonbookprizes.com
The BC and Yukon Book Prizes were established in 1985 to celebrate the achievements of BC and Yukon writers and publishers. The prizes are administered and awarded by a non-profit society that represents all facets of the publishing and writing community. The West Coast Book Prize Society congratulates all of the winners!