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Harbour Congratulates Andrew Scott, BC Book Prize Winner

Posted: Monday, April 26, 2010

The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names: A Complete Reference to Coastal British Columbia by Andrew Scott, has won the BC Book Prizes Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize, which recognizes books that most contribute to the enjoyment and understanding of British Columbia. This award comes with a certificate and a $2,000 cash prize.  

Scott is a veteran journalist who has published some 1,000 articles as well as having edited and produced several substantial magazines himself. He has written five previous books including the award-winning Painter, Paddler: The Art and Adventures of Stewart Marshall and Secret Coastline: Journeys and Discoveries Along BC’s Shores. He was also a contributing editor, subject consultant and writer for the Encyclopedia of British Columbia.

The BC Book Prizes, established in 1985, celebrate the achievements of British Columbia writers and publishers. The seven Prizes, plus The Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence, are presented annually at the Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prize Gala in April. The Prizes are administered and awarded by members of a non-profit society who represent all facets of the publishing and writing community.

The other nominees for the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize are Ian Gill for All That We Say Is Ours: Guujaaw and the Reawakening of the Haida Nation (Douglas & McIntyre), Lorne Dufour for Jacob’s Prayer (Caitlin Press), Larry Campbell, Lori Culbert and Neil Boyd for A Thousand Dreams: Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and the Fight for Its Future (Greystone Books) and Brian Brett for Trauma Farm: A Rebel History of Rural Life (Greystone Books).

The winners of the BC Book Prize were announced at the Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prizes Gala on April 24th in Victoria at Government House.