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Harbour Publishing Receives Four BC Book Prize Nominations!


March 16, 2005

Harbour Publishing, Pender Harbour’s resident book publisher, has received more BC Book Prize nominations than any other publisher for the third year in a row. This year, Harbour Publishing received four BC Book Prize nominations in three categories. The BC Book Prizes, established in 1985, celebrate excellence in British Columbia writing and publishing.

Publisher Howard White is very pleased with this year’s selection of finalists. “All the books on the shortlist are deserving of attention, and we are honoured to have been recognized again this year.”

The Harbour titles nominated are:
- Go Leaving Strange by Patrick Lane: finalist for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize
- A Stain Upon the Sea: West Coast Salmon Farming by Stephen Hume, Alexandra Morton, Betty Keller, Rosella Leslie, Otto Langer and Don Staniford: finalist for the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize
- Raincoast Chronicles 20: Lilies and Fireweed: Frontier Women of British Columbia by Stephen Hume: finalist for the BC Booksellers’ Choice Award in Honour of Bill Duthie
- Birds of the Raincoast: Habits and Habitat by Harvey Thommasen and Kevin Hutchings with Wayne Campbell and Mark Hume: finalist for the BC Booksellers’ Choice Award in Honour of Bill Duthie

The winners will be announced at the Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prizes Gala hosted by broadcasting personality Vicki Gabereau on Saturday, April 30, 2005 at the Renaissance Hotel in Vancouver, BC.