Monday 22 April 2013

2013 B.C. Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Excellence co-winners announced

One of the BC Book Prizes, the Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Excellence, was just announced at the BC Book Prize Soirée on April 10, 2013. 

The Lieutenant Governor's Award recognizes British Columbia writers who have contributed to the development of literary excellence in the province. The recipient receives a cash award of $5,000 and a commemorative certificate.

This year the co-recipients of the British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Excellence are

Lorna Crozier and Sarah Ellis

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 Special congratulations to youngCanLit author
Sarah Ellis 
who has contributed extensively to our wealth of children's literature.

A selection of her novels, anthologies and picture books include:

Fiction and Novels:
  • Out of the Blue
  • Pick up Sticks
  • Next Door Neighbours
  • The Baby Project
  • Odd Man Out
  • Back of Beyond
  • The Several Lives of Orphan Jack

Dear Canada books
  • A Prairie as Wide as the Sea: The Immigrant Diary of Evy Weatherall
  • Days of Toil and Tears: The Child Labour Diary of Flora Rutherford
  • That Fatal Night: The Titanic Diary of Dorothy Wilton

Picture Books
  • Big Ben
  • Salmon Forest
  • Ben Over Night
  • The Queen's Feet

From humour and common fears and serious issues of mental health, Sarah Ellis has covered the gamut of themes in her books, providing life lessons of acceptance and compassion while managing to reassure her readers that no one is alone.

Congratulations to Sarah Ellis and Lorna Crozier, 
as well as the jurors on their exceptional 2013 selections!


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