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Victoria Book Prizes awarded

At an awards gala Thursday evening, October 14, 2010, two Greater Victoria authors were recognized for their literary achievements.  Frances Backhouse, author of Children of the Klondike, was named the winner of the 7th Annual City of Victoria Butler Book Prize; and Sylvia Olsen, of Counting on Hope, was named the winner of the 3rd Annual Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize.

Mayor Dean Fortin and event sponsor Brian H. Butler presented Backhouse with a $5,000 cheque for her award winning, historical non-fiction work published by Whitecap Books, for best book published in the preceding year in the categories of poetry, non-fiction, fiction and biography.

In 2008, the Victoria Book Prize Society partnered with Bolen Books to establish the Bolen Books Children’s
Book Prize to recognize children’s and youth literary works.  Samantha Holmes co-owner and general manager of Bolen Books, presented Olsen with a $5,000 cheque for her children’s book published by Sono Nis Press.

See the full article here: http://victoriabookprizes.ca/

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Posted by Pearl on Oct 14 2010. Filed under Author News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry
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