2018 Victoria Book Prize Winners Announced


Date:  Wednesday, October 17, 2018                                                                         

VICTORIA, BC – Tonight at the 15th annual Victoria Book Prize Gala, Bill Gaston was awarded the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize for A Mariner’s Guide to Self-Sabotage (Douglas & McIntyre), and Monique Gray Smith was awarded the Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize for her book Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation (Orca Book Publishers).

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2018 Winners

City of Victoria Butler Book Prize Recipient

Bill Gaston
A Mariner’s Guide to Self Sabotage: Stories
Douglas & McIntyre

About This Work

This set of ten cautionary tales showcases Gaston's range and narrative versatility, moving seamlessly from the funny to the...

About The Author

Bill Gaston is the acclaimed author of seven novels and six short story collections, as well as poetry, drama and a memoir....

Bolen Books Children's Book Prize Recipient

Monique Gray Smith
Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation
Orca Book Publishers

About This Work

In Speaking Our Truth, we are embarking on a journey of reconciliation. This isn’t a read-and-do-nothing kind of book. It is...

About The Author

Monique Gray Smith is a mixed-heritage woman of Cree, Lakota and Scottish ancestry and a proud mom of twins. Monique is an...