Sept.16, 2015 - VICTORIA, BC – Celebrating twelve years, the Victoria Book Prize Society announces the eight authors from the Capital Region shortlisted for the 2015 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize for adult literature and the Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize. The winner of each prize will be awarded $5000.
Two independent juries composed of representatives from the literary arts community reviewed the entries for literary merit. The winners will be announced at the awards gala to be held at the Union Club of Victoria on October 14, 2015.
Founded in 2004, the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize is a partnership between the City of Victoria and Brian Butler of Butler Brothers Supplies. The Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize was founded in 2008. Additional sponsors include: Union Club of British Columbia, Greater Victoria Public Library, Island Blue Print, Magnolia Hotel and Spa, Hotel Grand Pacific, Chateau Victoria and CBC Radio.
The Victoria Book Prize Society establishes policy and criteria for the prizes, administers the competition and appoints the juries.
(one finalist title is missing from 49th Shelf: Shack Island Summer by Penny Chamberlain, ages 8-12, published by Sono Nis Press)