2017 BC Book Prizes: Nominees

Little - Niagara MotelHeaviness of Things That Float - ManuelShaben - MarriottEmbers-WagameseCongrats to Ashley Little, Jennifer Manuel, Carol Shaben and Richard Wagamese on being finalists for 2017 BC Book Prizes. From Ashley Little, author of the award-winning novel Anatomy of a Girl Gang, comes Niagara Motel, a bittersweet story of a young boy forced to learn brutal lessons on his way to becoming a man. In her debut novel, The Heaviness of Things That Float, Jennifer Manuel explores the delicate dynamic between First Nations Communities and non-native outsiders. Mohamed Fahmy and Carol Shaben provide an exclusive glimpse into the closed world of Islamic fundamentalism in The Marriott Cell: An Epic Journey from Cairo’s Scorpion Prison to Freedom. And in Embers: One Ojibway’s Meditations  the late Richard Wagamese shares his hard-won wisdom on how to feel the joy in everyday things.

The BC Book Prizes, established in 1985, celebrate the achievements of British Columbia writers and publishers.

The Prizes are administered and awarded by members of a non-profit society who represent all facets of the publishing and writing community.