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The BC Book Prizes, established in 1985, celebrate the achievements of British Columbia writers and publishers.

The seven Prizes are presented annually at the Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prizes Gala in the spring, as well as a presentation to the winner of The Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence.  Congratulations to all of the 2017 BC Book Prize Winners!
 

Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize




The Heaviness of Things That Float
Jennifer Manuel



Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize



A Disappearance in Damascus: A Story of Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War
Deborah Campbell



Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize



If I Were In A Cage I'd Reach Out For You
Adele Barclay



Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize



Mapping My Way Home: A Gitxsan History
Neil J. Sterritt



Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize



The Skeleton Tree
Iain Lawrence



Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize



My Heart Fills With Happiness
Monique Gray Smith
Illustrated by Julie Flett




Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award



Embers: One Ojibway's Meditations
Richard Wagamese