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Victoria Book Prizes 2019 Gala

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The Union Club of British Columbia

805 Gordon Street

Victoria, BC V8W 1Z6

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Writers, readers and book lovers gather to celebrate Victoria's remarkable writing community.

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Join CBC Radio's Gregor Craigie for an entertaining evening of readings from shortlisted authors, dessert and the awarding of the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize and the Victoria Children's Book Prize. Cash bar and books available for sale.

This isn't your traditional gala: come be part of this relaxed and welcoming event where writers and book lovers come together to celebrate our region's incredible talent. Everyone welcome.

The $5,000 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize is awarded to a Greater Victoria author for the best book published in the preceding year in the categories of fiction, non-fiction or poetry. The five finalists are:

Robert Amos (non-fiction) – E.J. Hughes Paints Vancouver Island (Touchwood Editions)

Lorna Crozier (poetry) – God of Shadows (McClelland & Stewart)

Esi Edugyan (fiction) – Washington Black (Patrick Crean Editions)

Darrel J. McLeod (biography) – Mamaskatch A Cree Coming of Age (Douglas & McIntyre)

Kathy Page (fiction) – Dear Evelyn (Biblioasis)

The $5,000 Victoria Children’s Book Prize is awarded to a Greater Victoria author or illustrator for the best children’s book published in the preceding year. The three finalists are:

Aidan CassieSterling, Best Dog Ever (Farrar Straus Giroux)

Jenny ManzerMy Life as a Diamond (Orca Book Publishers)

Kit Pearson & Katherine FarrisThe Magic Boat (Orca Book Publishers)

Thank you to our sponsors: Butler Brothers Supplies Ltd, City of Victoria, Munro's Books, Friesens, Russell Books, Tanner's Books, Greater Victoria Public Library, Ivy's Bookshop, Island Blue, Magnolia Hotel & Spa, The Union Club, Chateau Victoria, Inn at Laurel Point and CBC Radio.

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The Union Club of British Columbia

805 Gordon Street

Victoria, BC V8W 1Z6

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