Aidan Cassie and Kathy Page Win 2019 Victoria Book Prizes


Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019

VICTORIA, BC – Tonight at the 16th annual Victoria Book Prize Gala, Kathy Page was awarded the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize for Dear Evelyn (Biblioasis), and Aidan Cassie was awarded the Victoria Children’s Book Prize for Sterling, Best Dog Ever (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).

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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...