2022 VICTORIA BOOK PRIZE WINNERS

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Victoria Book Prizes! At our gala hosted at the Union Club on October 12, Wendy Proverbs was awarded the City of Victoria Children’s Book Prize and Esi Edugyan was awarded the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize.

2022 WINNERS

At the 19th annual Victoria Book Prize Gala, Esi Edugyan was awarded the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize for Out of the Sun: On Race and Storytelling (House of Anansi Press).  Wendy Proverbs won the City of Victoria Children’s Book Prize for Aggie & Mudgy: The Journey of Two Kaska Dena Children (Heritage House Publishing). Learn more about the winning and shortlisted titles.

City of Victoria Children’s Book Prize

Wendy Proverbs

Aggie & Mudgy: The Journey of Two Kaska Dena Children
Heritage House Publishing

JUROR CITATION

Themes of family, love and courage weave through the tale of Aggie and Mudgy. Using traditional storytelling in her gentle, loving way, Nan teaches her granddaughter Maddy the truth about their past with the heartbreaking story of two sisters from long ago. Over several days, Nan recounts the journey of the young girls, who were forced to travel 1600 kilometres to residential school where they remained far from their family for over ten years. Author Wendy Proverbs has created a triumph of a book that honours her family’s history, all the while weaving a magical tale with memorable characters.

City of Victoria Butler Book Prize

Esi Edugyan

Out of the Sun: On Race and Storytelling
House of Anansi Press

JUROR CITATION

Esi Edugyan’s Out of the Sun: On Race and Storytelling is a complex and wide-ranging book that explores points in art, literature, history and contemporary events where peoples of African descent have been erased; their narratives re-told, distorted, ignored–or even fabricated. A six-part Massey Lecture series, each essay considers a distinct location, piece or art or historical narrative to weave personal reflection and cultural analysis that reveals “the ways we have constructed and continue to construct race”.

SUBMISSIONS

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WINNERS

See a full list of winners and finalists, with book descriptions, author bios, and more.

GALA

The 2022 Victoria Book Prizes gala returned to a full in-person event at the Union Club on October 12th. Learn more and see photos from previous years’ celebrations.

2022 SHORTLISTED TITLES

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