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Nighwood Editions Poet Receives BC Book Prize Nomination
March 11, 2010
The BC Book Prizes, established in 1985, award prizes for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, regional topics, children's literature, illustrations for children's literature and a bookseller's choice award.
"What a thrill to be nominated for my first book!", exclaims Jerome. "It's fabulous for Nightwood and humbling to be chosen alongside such talented artists who work in community with eachother in this province despite the perilous conditions for art and arts organizing in BC."
Enter the surreal adventure that is Gillian Jerome’s debut collection of domestic, urban and intergalactic eclogues.
Gillian Jerome's first non-fiction book, Hope in Shadows: Stories and Photographs from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, won the 2009 City of Vancouver Book Award and was shortlisted for a BC Book Prize. She teaches literature at UBC and her poetry has been anthologized in Breathing Fire 2: Canada's New Poets. Jerome has lived in Montreal, Whistler, Banff, Australia, France and Arizona, where she completed an English graduate degree. She now lives in East Vancouver with her family.
Harbour Publishing author David Zieroth has also received a Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize nomination for The Fly in Autumn. The winners will be announced on April 24, 2010 at Government House in Victoria.