The 2013 BC Book Prizes were awarded Saturday night at a gala in Victoria.
Veteran Globe and Mail journalist Rod Mickleburgh and Vancouver city councillor Geoff Meggs took home the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize for best original non-fiction literary work for their collaboration, The Art of the Impossible: Dave Barrett and the NDP in Power, 1972-1975.
Other winners are: Bill Gaston, who received the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize for The World; Sarah de Leeuw, who received the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize for Geographies of a Lover; and Derek Hayes, who received the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize for British Columbia: A New Historical Atlas.
In the children’s categories, the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize went to Alan Woo’s Maggie’s Chopsticks, which was illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant, and the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize for best non-illustrated book went to Caroline Adderson’s Middle of Nowhere.
Shelley Fralic received the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award for Making Headlines: 100 Years of The Vancouver Sun.
This year’s gala took place at Government House in Victoria.
The BC Book Prizes were established in 1985 to celebrate the achievements of B.C. writers and publishers.