2019 Victoria Book Prizes Finalists Announced


Date:  Wednesday, September 11, 2019

VICTORIA, BC – The Victoria Book Prize Society is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2019 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize and the Victoria Children’s Book Prize.

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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...