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Press Release
posted on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

2017 Call for Entry

Date:  Wednesday, April 5, 2017 VICTORIA, BC – The Victoria Book Prize Society’s annual fall gala showcases the literary achievements of authors and illustrators who make Greater Victoria their home. Submissions are now being accepted for the $5,000...
News Article
posted on Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Dawn Green and Pauline Holdstock Win Book Prizes

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 For Immediate Release VICTORIA, BC – Tonight, two Greater Victoria authors were recognized for their literary talent at the 2016 Victoria Book Prize Awards Gala. Pauline Holdstock was named the winner of the 13th annual...
Announcement
posted on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Review of Save Me, Kurt Cobain by Jenny Manzer

Save Me, Kurt Cobain is a nimble and insightful coming-of-age novel about music, friendship, and unrequited grief.  When Nico Cavan was four, her young mother pointed to three snowdrops set in a Mason jar on the family’s faded Formica kitchen table...
Announcement
posted on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Review of Once They Were Hats: In Search of the Mighty Beaver by Frances Backhouse

By the end of the first chapter of Once They Were Hats, two things were clear. First, that Frances Backhouse is a writer in her prime, able to parse complex bits of data for the reader while also telling a good story. Second, that while beavers were...
Announcement
posted on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Review of The Hunter and the Wild Girl by Pauline Holdstock

This captivating novel, Holdstock’s sixth, tells the story of a grieving hunter who’s become a recluse—a taxidermist creating intricate works of art in the remote Languedoc region of France—and that of a feral girl on the run, and what happens when...

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