Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Excellence
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.
The recipient receives a cash award of $5,000 and a commemorative certificate.
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.
- 2004 - P. K. Page
- 2005 - Robert Bringhurst
- 2006 - Jack Hodgins
- 2007 - Patrick Lane
- 2008 - Gary Geddes
- 2009 - Terry Glavin
- 2010 - Stan Persky
- 2011 - George Bowering 
- 2012 - Brian Brett 
- 2013 - Lorna Crozier and Sarah Ellis
- 2014 - Kit Pearson
- 2015 - Betty Keller
- 2016 - Alan Twigg
- , Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Excellence.
- Brian Lynch (April 14, 2011). "George Bowering wins the Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Excellence". Straight. Retrieved September 12, 2012.
- Marsha Lederman (April 25, 2012). "Brian Brett wins BC award for literary excellence". Globe and Mail. Retrieved September 12, 2012.
- Martha Perkins (April 11, 2013). "Sarah Ellis and Lorna Crozier to receive Lieutenant Governor Award". WE Vancouver. Retrieved May 8, 2013.
- Adrian Chamberlain (April 23, 2014). "Victoria author Kit Pearson wins Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Excellence". Times Colonist. Retrieved May 8, 2014.
- Jan DeGrass (April 2, 2015). "Lifetime of literary excellence for Coast author". Coast Reporter. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
- Tracy Sherlock (March 22, 2016). "BC BookWorld founder Alan Twigg honoured for promoting province's literature". The Vancouver Sun. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
- Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Excellence, official website
- BC Book Prizes