2020 SUBMISSIONS

Thank you to the publishers who have submitted their books to the Victoria Book Prizes. Our juries will be reading them over the summer and we look forward to announcing the shortlist in September. Please stay tuned!

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2019 WINNERS

At the 16th annual Victoria Book Prize Gala, Kathy Page was awarded the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize for Dear Evelyn (Biblioasis), and Aidan Cassie was awarded the Victoria Children’s Book Prize for Sterling, Best Dog Ever (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).

Victoria Children’s Book Prize

AIDAN CASSIE

Sterling, Best Dog Ever
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
(Fiction)

JUROR’S CITATION
Engagingly told and beautifully illustrated, Sterling will speak to any child (or adult) struggling to find their own place in the world. The story has a lively rhythm and is full of laugh-out-loud moments.

City of Victoria Butler Book Prize

KATHY PAGE

Dear Evelyn
Biblioasis
(Fiction)

JUROR’S CITATION
A flawlessly executed novel that draws the arc of a man’s life, measured by interruptions of history and the inevitable changes that the years impose on us all. Nimble, engaging and deeply perceptive, Dear Evelyn is wise and widely appealing.

SUBMISSIONS

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WINNERS

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GALA

The 2020 Victoria Book Prizes gala will be held on October 8, 2020. Learn more and see photos from previous years’ celebrations.

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2020 VICTORIA BOOK PRIZES ARE NOW OPEN

2019 SHORTLISTED TITLES

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