Victoria Book Prize Society

Call for Entries — 2014 Victoria Book Prizes

The annual Victoria Book Prizes Gala showcases the literary achievements of authors and illustrators who make Greater Victoria their home. Submissions are now being accepted for the $5,000 City of Victora Butler Book Prize and the $5,000 Bolen Books Children's Book Prize. The full press release can be viewed here.

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2013 Winners

City of Victoria Butler Book Prize Recipient

Stephen Reid
A Crowbar in the Buddhist Garden
Thistledown Press

About This Work

Stephen Reid has grown old in prison and seen more than his share of its solitude, its vicious cycles, and its subculture...

About The Author

Stephen Reid began writing in 1984 while serving a 21-year prison sentence for his role in the “Stopwatch Gang,” so named...

Bolen Books Children's Book Prize Recipient

Polly Horvath
One Year in Coal Harbour
Groundwood Books

About This Work

Readers rejoice — Primrose Squarp is back! The wise and curious heroine of the Newbery Honor Book Everything on a Waffle is...

About The Author

Polly Horvath’s books include The Canning Season (winner of the National Book Award and the CLA Young Adult Book Award);...