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Congratulations to our BC Book Prize Nominees!

Posted: Friday, March 15, 2013 at 11:06am

It’s been a significant year for Harbour Publishing! Hot on the heels of acquiring the publishing imprint Douglas & McIntyre just last month, we are pleased to announce that the BC Book Prizes shortlist has been released and we have numerous nominations, not only for our Harbour titles, but also for the Douglas & McIntyre list.

The Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award category, which is presented to the publisher and author of the best book in terms of public appeal, initiative, design, production and content, includes the following nominations: British Columbia: A New Historical Atlas by Derek Hayes (Douglas & McIntyre), Bruno and the Beach: The Beachcombers at 40, by Marc Strange and Jackson Davies (Harbour Publishing), Exploring Vancouver: The Architectural Guide, by Harold Kalman and Robin Ward (Douglas & McIntyre), and Trucking in British Columbia: An Illustrated History, by Daniel Francis (Harbour Publishing).

We also received a number of nominations in the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Book Prize category, for Harbour's Bruno and the Beach: The Beachcombers at 40, as well as Douglas & McIntyre's British Columbia: A New Historical Atlas and Undesirables: White Canada and the Komagata Maru – An Illustrated History, by Ali Kazimi. The Roderick Haig Brown Regional Book Prize is awarded to the author whose book contributes most to the enjoyment and understanding of British Columbia.

The press also received a nomination for the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize--which goes to the best original non-fiction literary work written by a BC author--for The Art of the Impossible: Dave Barrett and the NDP in Power, 1972-1975, by Geoff Meggs and Rod Mickleburgh (Harbour Publishing).

The BC Book Prizes is awarded annually in seven categories, with the intent to celebrate the best writing and publishing in the province. The awards carry a cash prize of $2000 plus a certificate. The winners of the BC Book Prizes will be announced in Victoria at an awards gala at Government House, on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Congratulations to all!