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Patrick Lane Wins Prestigious Literary Award

Posted: April 23, 2007

Patrick Lane has won almost every literary award Canada has to offer, including the Governor General’s Award, the Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry, the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and the BC Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. Now Lane can add the Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Excellence to the list.

On April 21, 2007, Lane was announced the fourth annual recipient of this prestigious award which was established in 2003 by the Honourable Iona Campagnolo to recognize British Columbia writers who have contributed to the development of literary excellence in the Province.

Of Lane, jury member Jack Hodgins wrote: “It has been said of his prose that it can be savoured like the music of Mozart. It has been said of his early poetry that it resonates with the voice of the land and those who live close to the rugged world.”

Patrick Lane’s most recent poetry collection is Go Leaving Strange, and he is also the author of the award-winning memoir, There is a Season (McClelland & Stewart).