Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Excellence

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The Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Excellence is administered by the BC Book Prizes and recognizes a writer who has contributed significantly to the development of literary excellence in British Columbia, as well as having written a substantial body of literary work throughout his or her career.[1]

The recipient receives a cash award of $5,000 and a commemorative certificate.[1]

History[edit]

The Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence was first conceived in the spring of 2002. Led by the late Carol Shields, a group of respected BC writers met with the current Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, the Honourable Iona Campagnolo to initiate a special provincial literary arts award. Inspired by Shields, this meeting resulted in the establishment of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence.

Winners[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1], Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Excellence.
  2. ^ Brian Lynch (April 14, 2011). "George Bowering wins the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence". Straight. Retrieved September 12, 2012. 
  3. ^ Marsha Lederman (April 25, 2012). "Brian Brett wins BC award for literary excellence". Globe and Mail. Retrieved September 12, 2012. 
  4. ^ Martha Perkins (April 11, 2013). "Sarah Ellis and Lorna Crozier to receive Lieutenant Governor Award". WE Vancouver. Retrieved May 8, 2013. 
  5. ^ Adrian Chamberlain (April 23, 2014). "Victoria author Kit Pearson wins Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Excellence". Times Colonist. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 

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