March 10, 2011
Holy smokes! I woke up this morning to find that, to my amazement, Adventures In Solitude “leads the way” with TWO BC Book Prize nominations!
The book is nominated in the categories of Roderick Haig-Brown Award for Best BC Book (“to recognize the author(s) of the book that contributes most to the enjoyment and understanding of British Columbia”), and the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award (“presented to the originating publisher and author(s) of the best book in terms of public appeal, initiative, design, production and content”).
It’s a stunning honour to be nominated along side some of my Canadian writer heroes, such as Douglas Coupland (Marshall McLuhan), John Vaillant (The Tiger), and George Bowering (My Darling Nellie Grey). The complete list of nominees can be seen here.
The winners will be announced at the Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prizes Gala on Thursday April 21 in West Vancouver BC (my hometown), and I’ll be there!
Thanks as always to Harbour Publishing, Samantha Haywood, Naomi MacDougall, Christy Nyiri, Russell Letawsky, Vancouver Is Awesome, Dave Bidini, and everyone who has kindly either take part by being a character in the book, and to all those who have supported it!