Congratulations to all the authors, illustrators, and publishers shortlisted for the 2020 BC and Yukon Book Prizes!
Our partners had a hand in five of the finalists:
Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize
The Great Bear Rainforest: A Giant-Screen Adventure in the Land of the Spirit Bear (Orca Book Publishers), written by Ian McAllister and Alex Van Tol, copy edited by Rowena Rae, and proofread by Audrey McClellan.
At the Bridge: James Teit and an Anthropology of Belonging (UBC Press), written by Wendy Wickwire, copy edited by Audrey McClellan, and proofread by Lana Okerlund.
Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize
My Body My Choice: The Fight for Abortion Rights (Orca Book Publishers), written by Robin Stevenson and proofread by Audrey McClellan.
Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize
The Phone Booth in Mr. Hirota’s Garden (Orca Book Publishers), written by Heather Smith, illustrated by Rachel Wada, and proofread by Audrey McClellan.
Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award
Voices from the Skeena: An Illustrated Oral History (Harbour Publishing), written by Robert Budd, illustrated by Roy Henry Vickers, and edited by Lucy Kenward.
These five books face tough competition in their respective categories, and we’ll be watching with interest when the winners are announced on April 25. Three cheers for all the nominees!