Celebrating the Best and Brightest in BC and Yukon

The BC and Yukon Book Prizes celebrate the achievements of British Columbia and Yukon writers, illustrators and publishers.

Celebrating the Best and Brightest in BC and Yukon

The BC and Yukon Book Prizes celebrate the achievements of British Columbia and Yukon writers, illustrators and publishers.

The West Coast Book Prize Society recognizes and promotes the achievements of the book community in BC and Yukon through the BC and Yukon Book Prizes and related programs.

Announcements

Doppelganger: A Trip into the Mirror World

Doppelganger: A Trip into the Mirror World

by Naomi Klein

Publisher: Knopf Canada

A Season in Chezgh’un

A Season in Chezgh’un

by Darrel J. McLeod

Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre

Sonnets From a Cell

Sonnets From a Cell

by Bradley Peters

Publisher: Brick Books

The Wild Horses of the Chilcotin: Their History and Future

The Wild Horses of the Chilcotin: Their History and Future

by Wayne McCrory

Publisher: Harbour Publishing

Falling Hour

Falling Hour

by Geoffrey D. Morrison

Publisher: Coach House Books

Dream House

Dream House

by Cathy Stonehouse

Publisher: Nightwood Editions

Obaasan’s Boots

Obaasan’s Boots

by Janis Bridger and Lara Jean Okihiro

Publisher: Second Story Press

Stewards of Splendour: A History of Wildlife and People in British Columbia

Stewards of Splendour: A History of Wildlife and People in British Columbia

by Jennifer Bonnell

Publisher: Royal BC Museum Publications

The Song That Called Them Home

The Song That Called Them Home

by David A. Robertson

illustrated by Maya McKibben

Publisher: Tundra Books

Fleece and Fibre: Textile Producers of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands

Fleece and Fibre: Textile Producers of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands

by Francine McCabe

Publisher: Heritage House

Skid Dogs

Skid Dogs

by Emelia Symington-Fedy

Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre

Unbroken: My Fight for Survival, Hope, and Justice for Indigenous Women and Girls

Unbroken: My Fight for Survival, Hope, and Justice for Indigenous Women and Girls

by Angela Sterritt

Publisher: Greystone Books

What to Bring

What to Bring

by Lorna Schultz Nicholson

illustrated by Ellen Rooney

Publisher: OwlKids

Landbridge: Life in fragments

Landbridge: Life in fragments

by Y-Dang Troeung

Publisher: Alchemy by Knopf Canada

This Place Is Who We Are: Stories of Indigenous Leadership, Resilience, and Connection to Homelands

This Place Is Who We Are: Stories of Indigenous Leadership, Resilience, and Connection to Homelands

by Katherine Palmer Gordon

Publisher: Harbour Publishing

Entre Rive and Shore

Entre Rive and Shore

by Dominique Bernier-Cormier

Publisher: icehouse poetry

Beautiful Beautiful

Beautiful Beautiful

by Brandon Reid

Publisher: Nightwood Editions

JAJ: A Haida Manga

JAJ: A Haida Manga

by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas

Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre

Crushed Wild Mint

Crushed Wild Mint

by Jess Housty

Publisher: Nightwood Editions

Tell Me Pleasant Things about Immortality: Stories

Tell Me Pleasant Things about Immortality: Stories

by Lindsay Wong

Publisher: Penguin Canada

Pine Island Visitors

Pine Island Visitors

by Polly Horvath

Publisher: Puffin Canada

The Best Loved Boat: The Princess Maquinna

The Best Loved Boat: The Princess Maquinna

by Ian Kennedy

Publisher: Harbour Publishing

What Remains of Elsie Jane

What Remains of Elsie Jane

by Chelsea Wakelyn

Publisher: Dundurn Press

If you lie down in a field, she will find you there

If you lie down in a field, she will find you there

by Colleen Brown

Publisher: Radiant Press

A Family of Dreamers

A Family of Dreamers

by Samantha Nock

Publisher: Talonbooks

Hopeless in Hope

Hopeless in Hope

by Wanda John-Kehewin

Publisher: HighWater Press

Any Other City

Any Other City

by Hazel Jane Plante

Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press

Fire Weather: The Making of a Beast

Fire Weather: The Making of a Beast

by John Vaillant

Publisher: Vintage Canada

White Riot: The 1907 Anti-Asian Riots in Vancouver

White Riot: The 1907 Anti-Asian Riots in Vancouver

by Henry Tsang

Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press

Maybe A Whale

Maybe A Whale

by Kirsten Pendreigh

illustrated by Crystal Smith

Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd.

My Baba’s Garden

My Baba’s Garden

by Jordan Scott

illustrated by Sydney Scott

Publisher: Neal Porter Books

Becoming a Matriarch: A memoir

Becoming a Matriarch: A memoir

by Helen Knott

Publisher: Knopf Canada

Rise Up and Sing! Power, Protest, and Activism in Music

Rise Up and Sing! Power, Protest, and Activism in Music

by Andrea Warner

illustrated by Louise Reimer

Publisher: Greystone Books

A Complex Coast: A Kayak Journey from Vancouver Island to Alaska

A Complex Coast: A Kayak Journey from Vancouver Island to Alaska

by David Norwell

Publisher: Heritage House

Out of the Dark

Out of the Dark

by Julie Lawson

Publisher: Nimbus Publishing Limited

The Fire Still Burns: Life In and After Residential School

The Fire Still Burns: Life In and After Residential School

by Sam George, with Jill Yonit Goldberg, Liam Belson, Dylan MacPhee, and Tanis Wilson

Publisher: UBC Press, Purich Books

When Stars Arise

When Stars Arise

by E. G. Alaraj

illustrated by Martyna Czub

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

The Sounds of Life: How Digital Technology Is Bringing Us Closer to the Worlds of Animals and Plants

The Sounds of Life: How Digital Technology Is Bringing Us Closer to the Worlds of Animals and Plants

by Karen Bakker

Publisher: Princeton University Press

HARROWINGS

HARROWINGS

by Cecily Nicholson

Publisher: Talonbooks

Invisible Boy: A Memoir of Self-Discovery

Invisible Boy: A Memoir of Self-Discovery

by Harrison Mooney

Publisher: Patrick Crean Editions | HarperCollins Canada

Tree Thieves: Crime and Survival in North America’s Woods

Tree Thieves: Crime and Survival in North America’s Woods

by Lyndsie Bourgon

Publisher: Greystone Books

Test Piece

Test Piece

by Sheryda Warrener

Publisher: Coach House Books

Echoes of the Supernatural: The Graphic Art of Robert Davidson

Echoes of the Supernatural: The Graphic Art of Robert Davidson

by Gary Wyatt with Robert Davidson. In collaboration with the Vancouver Art Gallery

Publisher: Figure 1 Publishing

Refugee Lifeworlds: The Afterlife of the Cold War in Cambodia

Refugee Lifeworlds: The Afterlife of the Cold War in Cambodia

by Y-Dang Troeung

Publisher: Temple University Press

Cold Case BC: The Stories behind the Province’s Most Intriguing Murder and Missing Persons Cases

Cold Case BC: The Stories behind the Province’s Most Intriguing Murder and Missing Persons Cases

by Eve Lazarus

Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press

Me Three

Me Three

by Susan Juby

Publisher: Puffin Canada | Penguin Random House Canada

The Foghorn Echoes

The Foghorn Echoes

by Danny Ramadan

Publisher: Viking | Penguin Random House Canada

Each One a Furnace

Each One a Furnace

by Tolu Oloruntoba

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart | Penguin Random House Canada

Her Courage Rises: 50 Trailblazing Women of British Columbia and the Yukon

Her Courage Rises: 50 Trailblazing Women of British Columbia and the Yukon

by Haley Healey

illustrated by Kimiko Fraser

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing

The Science of Boys

The Science of Boys

by Emily Seo

illustrated by Gracey Zhang

Publisher: Tradewind Books

The Program

The Program

by Megan Fennya Jones

Publisher: Goose Lane Editions

Katherine Munro

Katherine Munro

The Language of Dreams

The Language of Dreams

by Marion Ehrenberg

Publisher: Friesen Press

A Minor Chorus

A Minor Chorus

by Billy-Ray Belcourt

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton | Penguin Random House Canada

The Flamingo

The Flamingo

by Guojing

illustrated by Guojing

Publisher: Random House Studio | Penguin Random House Canada

Return to Solitude: More Desolation Sound Adventures with the Cougar Lady, Russell the Hermit, the Spaghetti Bandit and Others

Return to Solitude: More Desolation Sound Adventures with the Cougar Lady, Russell the Hermit, the Spaghetti Bandit and Others

by Grant Lawrence

Publisher: Harbour Publishing

A is for Acholi

A is for Acholi

by Otoniya J. Okot Bitek

Publisher: Wolsak & Wynn

The Acid Room: The Psychedelic Trials and Tribulations of Hollywood Hospital

The Acid Room: The Psychedelic Trials and Tribulations of Hollywood Hospital

by Erika Dyck & Jesse Donaldson

Publisher: Anvil Press

True Reconciliation: How to Be a Force for Change

True Reconciliation: How to Be a Force for Change

by Jody Wilson-Raybould

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart | Penguin Random House Canada

Arthur Who Wrote Sherlock

Arthur Who Wrote Sherlock

by Linda Bailey

illustrated by Isabelle Follath

Publisher: Tundra Books | Penguin Random House Canada

I Hope / nipakosêyimon

I Hope / nipakosêyimon

by Monique Gray Smith, translated by Dolores Greyeyes Sand

illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

Ben the Sea Lion

Ben the Sea Lion

by Roy Henry Vickers

Publisher: Harbour Publishing

Knowledge Within: Treasures of the Northwest Coast

Knowledge Within: Treasures of the Northwest Coast

by Pam Brown, Jisgang Nika Collison, Anthony Alan Shelton, and Jodi Simkin. Edited by Caitlin Gordon-Walker. In collaboration with the Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia

Publisher: Figure 1 Publishing

That’s My Sweater!

That’s My Sweater!

by Jessika Von Innerebner

illustrated by Jessika Von Innerebner

Publisher: Scholastic Canada Ltd.

What a Mushroom Lives For: Matsutake and the Worlds They Make

What a Mushroom Lives For: Matsutake and the Worlds They Make

by Michael J. Hathaway

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Kwändǖr

Kwändǖr

by Cole Pauls

Publisher: Conundrum Press

Robin Stevenson

Robin Stevenson

by Robin Stevenson

PAWS: Mindy Makes Some Space

PAWS: Mindy Makes Some Space

by Nathan Fairbairn

illustrated by Michele Assarasakorn

Publisher: Razorbill | Penguin Random House Canada

Dempsey Bob: In His Own Voice

Dempsey Bob: In His Own Voice

by Dempsey Bob, Sarah Milroy (Editor)

Publisher: Figure 1 Publishing

We Measure the Earth with Our Bodies

We Measure the Earth with Our Bodies

by Tsering Yangzom Lama

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart | Penguin Random House Canada

Still This Love Goes On

Still This Love Goes On

by Buffy Sainte-Marie

illustrated by Julie Flett

Publisher: Greystone Kids

Uncertain Kin

Uncertain Kin

by Janice Lynn Mather

Publisher: Doubleday Canada | Penguin Random House Canada

Weird Rules to Follow

Weird Rules to Follow

by Kim Spencer

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

Namwayut: We Are All One: A Pathway to Reconciliation

Namwayut: We Are All One: A Pathway to Reconciliation

by Chief Robert Joseph

Publisher: Page Two Books

In the Serpent’s Wake

In the Serpent’s Wake

by Rachel Hartman

Publisher: Penguin Teen Canada

We Measure the Earth with Our Bodies

We Measure the Earth with Our Bodies

by Tsering Yangzom Lama

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart | Penguin Random House Canada

Knowledge Within: Treasures of the Northwest Coast

Knowledge Within: Treasures of the Northwest Coast

by Pam Brown, Jisgang Nika Collison, Anthony Alan Shelton, and Jodi Simkin. Edited by Caitlin Gordon-Walker. In collaboration with the Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia

Publisher: Figure 1 Publishing

The Language of Dreams

The Language of Dreams

by Marion Ehrenberg

Publisher: Friesen Press

The Foghorn Echoes

The Foghorn Echoes

by Danny Ramadan

Publisher: Viking | Penguin Random House Canada

Cold Case BC: The Stories behind the Province’s Most Intriguing Murder and Missing Persons Cases

Cold Case BC: The Stories behind the Province’s Most Intriguing Murder and Missing Persons Cases

by Eve Lazarus

Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press

Kwändǖr

Kwändǖr

by Cole Pauls

Publisher: Conundrum Press

What a Mushroom Lives For: Matsutake and the Worlds They Make

What a Mushroom Lives For: Matsutake and the Worlds They Make

by Michael J. Hathaway

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Katherine Munro

Katherine Munro

True Reconciliation: How to Be a Force for Change

True Reconciliation: How to Be a Force for Change

by Jody Wilson-Raybould

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart | Penguin Random House Canada

I Hope / nipakosêyimon

I Hope / nipakosêyimon

by Monique Gray Smith, translated by Dolores Greyeyes Sand

illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

Her Courage Rises: 50 Trailblazing Women of British Columbia and the Yukon

Her Courage Rises: 50 Trailblazing Women of British Columbia and the Yukon

by Haley Healey

illustrated by Kimiko Fraser

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing

Still This Love Goes On

Still This Love Goes On

by Buffy Sainte-Marie

illustrated by Julie Flett

Publisher: Greystone Kids

The Acid Room: The Psychedelic Trials and Tribulations of Hollywood Hospital

The Acid Room: The Psychedelic Trials and Tribulations of Hollywood Hospital

by Erika Dyck & Jesse Donaldson

Publisher: Anvil Press

PAWS: Mindy Makes Some Space

PAWS: Mindy Makes Some Space

by Nathan Fairbairn

illustrated by Michele Assarasakorn

Publisher: Razorbill | Penguin Random House Canada

Dempsey Bob: In His Own Voice

Dempsey Bob: In His Own Voice

by Dempsey Bob, Sarah Milroy (Editor)

Publisher: Figure 1 Publishing

Weird Rules to Follow

Weird Rules to Follow

by Kim Spencer

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

The Program

The Program

by Megan Fennya Jones

Publisher: Goose Lane Editions

Tree Thieves: Crime and Survival in North America’s Woods

Tree Thieves: Crime and Survival in North America’s Woods

by Lyndsie Bourgon

Publisher: Greystone Books

Me Three

Me Three

by Susan Juby

Publisher: Puffin Canada | Penguin Random House Canada

Test Piece

Test Piece

by Sheryda Warrener

Publisher: Coach House Books

A is for Acholi

A is for Acholi

by Otoniya J. Okot Bitek

Publisher: Wolsak & Wynn

Arthur Who Wrote Sherlock

Arthur Who Wrote Sherlock

by Linda Bailey

illustrated by Isabelle Follath

Publisher: Tundra Books | Penguin Random House Canada

HARROWINGS

HARROWINGS

by Cecily Nicholson

Publisher: Talonbooks

Refugee Lifeworlds: The Afterlife of the Cold War in Cambodia

Refugee Lifeworlds: The Afterlife of the Cold War in Cambodia

by Y-Dang Troeung

Publisher: Temple University Press

Uncertain Kin

Uncertain Kin

by Janice Lynn Mather

Publisher: Doubleday Canada | Penguin Random House Canada

Echoes of the Supernatural: The Graphic Art of Robert Davidson

Echoes of the Supernatural: The Graphic Art of Robert Davidson

by Gary Wyatt with Robert Davidson. In collaboration with the Vancouver Art Gallery

Publisher: Figure 1 Publishing

Invisible Boy: A Memoir of Self-Discovery

Invisible Boy: A Memoir of Self-Discovery

by Harrison Mooney

Publisher: Patrick Crean Editions | HarperCollins Canada

Namwayut: We Are All One: A Pathway to Reconciliation

Namwayut: We Are All One: A Pathway to Reconciliation

by Chief Robert Joseph

Publisher: Page Two Books

Robin Stevenson

Robin Stevenson

by Robin Stevenson

That’s My Sweater!

That’s My Sweater!

by Jessika Von Innerebner

illustrated by Jessika Von Innerebner

Publisher: Scholastic Canada Ltd.

Return to Solitude: More Desolation Sound Adventures with the Cougar Lady, Russell the Hermit, the Spaghetti Bandit and Others

Return to Solitude: More Desolation Sound Adventures with the Cougar Lady, Russell the Hermit, the Spaghetti Bandit and Others

by Grant Lawrence

Publisher: Harbour Publishing

The Sounds of Life: How Digital Technology Is Bringing Us Closer to the Worlds of Animals and Plants

The Sounds of Life: How Digital Technology Is Bringing Us Closer to the Worlds of Animals and Plants

by Karen Bakker

Publisher: Princeton University Press

The Flamingo

The Flamingo

by Guojing

illustrated by Guojing

Publisher: Random House Studio | Penguin Random House Canada

Each One a Furnace

Each One a Furnace

by Tolu Oloruntoba

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart | Penguin Random House Canada

Ben the Sea Lion

Ben the Sea Lion

by Roy Henry Vickers

Publisher: Harbour Publishing

The Science of Boys

The Science of Boys

by Emily Seo

illustrated by Gracey Zhang

Publisher: Tradewind Books

A Minor Chorus

A Minor Chorus

by Billy-Ray Belcourt

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton | Penguin Random House Canada

In the Serpent’s Wake

In the Serpent’s Wake

by Rachel Hartman

Publisher: Penguin Teen Canada

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