Madeline Sonik and Caitlyn Vernon Win Book Prizes

Madeline Sonik, author of Afflictions and Departures (Anvil Press), won the ninth annual City of Victoria Butler Book Prize at the Victoria Book Prize Society gala this evening. Caitlyn Vernon, author of Nowhere Else on Earth; Standing Tall for the Great Bear Rainforest (Orca Book Publishers), won the fifth annual Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize. Samantha Bolen of Bolen Books presented the $5,000 prize. Sonik was presented with her $5,000 prize by Acting-Mayor Chris Coleman and Brian Butler of
Butler Brothers Supplies Ltd.