Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize

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The Roderick Haig-Brown Prize is part of the BC Book Prizes, awarded in celebration of the achievements of British Columbia writers and publishers. It is awarded to the author(s) of books who "contributes most to the enjoyment and understanding of British Columbia". No requirements in terms of publication or author residence exist.[1]

Winners and nominees[edit]

  • 1985 Hilary Stewart, Cedar
    • Barry Gough, Gunboat Frontier
    • Saeko Usukawa, Sound Heritage
  • 1986 Donald Graham, Keepers of the Light
    • Douglas Cole, "Captured Heritage: The Scramble for Northwest Coast Artifacts
    • Peter Murray, The Devil and Mr. Duncan
  • 1987 Ruth Kirk, Wisdom of the Elders
    • Philip Croft, Nature Diary of a Quiet Pedestrian
    • Alan Twigg, Vancouver and Its Winters
    • Lynne Bowen
  • 1988 W.A. Hagelund, Whalers No More
    • Jo-Ann Canning-Dew, Hastings & Main
    • Lynne Bowen, Three Dollar Dreams
  • 1989 Celia Haig-Brown, Resistance and Renewal
  • 1990 Western Canada Wilderness Committee, Carmanah
    • Earl K. Pollon, Shirlee Smith Matheson, This Was Our Valley
    • Harry Robinson, Wendy Wickwire, Write It On Your Heart
  • 1991 Paul Tennant, Aboriginal People and Politics
  • 1992 Herb Hammond, Seeing the Forest Among the Trees
  • 1993 Harry Robinson, Wendy Wickwire, Nature Power: In the Spirit of an Okanagan Storyteller
    • Bruce MacDonald, Vancouver: A Visual History
    • Vickie Jensen, Where the People Gather: Carving A Totem Pole
  • 1994 Alex Rose (editor), Nisga'a Tribal Council, illustrated by Gary Flegehen, Nisga'a: People of the Nass River
    • Graham Osborne, British Columbia: A Wild and Fragile Beauty
    • Alan Haig-Brown, Fishing for a Living
  • 1995 Howard White, Raincoast Chronicles: Eleven Up
    • Tzeporah Berman et al., illustrated by Marguerite Gibbons, Clayoquot & Dissent
    • Beth Hill, Seven-Knot Summers
  • 1996 Ken Drushka, HR: A Biography Of H.R. MacMillan
    • Tom Henry, Dogless in Metchosin
    • Patrick Reid, Wild Colonial Boy: A Memoir
  • 1997 Alan Haig-Brown, Rick Blacklaws, The Fraser River
    • Richard Cannings, Sydney Cannings, British Columbia: A Natural History
    • Don Gayton, Landscapes of the Interior
  • 1998 Richard Bocking, Mighty River: A Portrait of the Fraser
    • Michael Kluckner, The Pullet Surprise: A Year on an Urban Farm
    • Daniel Wood, Beverly Sinclair, Western Journeys
  • 1999 Mark Hume, Harvey Thommassen, River of the Angry Moon: Seasons on the Bella Coola
    • Helene Cyr, Handmade Forests: The Treeplanter's Experience
    • Sean Rossiter, Hotel Georgia
  • 2000 Margaret Horsfield, Cougar Annie's Garden
    • Faith Moosang, First Son: Portraits by C.D. Hoy
    • Dick Hammond, Haunted Waters: Tales of the Old Coast
    • Derek Hayes, Historical Atlas of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest
  • 2001 Daniel Francis, The Encyclopedia of British Columbia
    • Richard Somerset Mackie, Island Timber
    • Terry Glavin, The Last Great Sea
    • Philip Resnick, The Politics of Resentment
    • Harold Rhenisch, Tom Thomson's Shack
    • Gary Wyatt, Mythic Beings: Spirit Art of the Northwest Coast
  • 2002 Keith Thor Carlson, Colin Duffield, Albert (Sonny) McHalsie, Jan Perrier, Leeanna Lynn Rhodes, David M. Schaepe and David Smith, A Stó:lo–Coast Salish Historical Atlas
    • Wayne Campbell, et al., Birds of British Columbia (Volume 4, Passerines)
    • John Armstrong, Guilty of Everything
    • Terry Reksten, Illustrated History of BC
    • Maria Coffey, Dag Goering, Visions of the Wild
  • 2003 Earnest Perrault, Tong: The Story of Tong Louie, Vancouver's Quiet Titan
    • Ian Thom, E.J. Hughes
    • Randy Bouchard, Dorothy Kennedy, Indian Myths and Legends from the North Pacific Coast of America
    • Alison Watt, The Last Island: A Naturalist’s Sojourn on Triangle Island
    • Francis Mansbridge, Launching History: The Saga of Burrard Dry Dock
  • 2004 Donald Luxton, Building the West: The Early Architects of British Columbia
    • Ross Freake and Don Plant, Firestorm: The Summer BC Burned
    • Rob Butler, The Jade Coast: Ecology of the North Pacific Ocean
    • David Nunuk, Natural Light: Visions of British Columbia
    • R. Samuel Bawlf, The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake, 1577-1580
  • 2005 Stephen Hume, Alexandra Morton, Betty C. Keller, Rosella M. Leslie, Otto Langer and Don Staniford, A Stain Upon the Sea: West Coast Salmon Farming
    • Robert Hunter and Robert Keziere, The Greenpeace to Amchitka: An Environmental Odyssey
    • Daniel Francis, L.D.: Mayor Louis Taylor and the Rise of Vancouver
    • Nancy Turner, Plants of Haida Gwaii
    • Jay Sherwood, Surveying Northern British Columbia: A Photo Journal of Frank Swannell
  • 2006 John Vaillant, The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed
    • Lance Berelowitz, Dream City: Vancouver and the Global Imagination
    • Sheila Harrington, Judith Stevenson, and Kathy Dunster, Islands in the Salish Sea: A Community Atlas
    • Daryl Ashby, John Muir: West Coast Pioneer
    • Jean Barman, Stanley Park’s Secret: The Forgotten Families of Whoi Whoi, Kanaka Ranch, and Brockton Point
  • 2007 Katherine Gordon, Made to Measure: A History of Land Surveying in British Columbia
    • Judith Williams, Clam Gardens: Aboriginal Mariculture on Canada’s West Coast
    • Ian M. Thom, Charles C. Hill, and Johanne Lamoureux, Emily Carr
    • Jan Hare and Jean Barman, Good Intentions Gone Awry: Emma Crosby and the Methodist Mission on the Northwest Coast
    • Rachel Lebowitz, Hannus
  • 2008 J.B. MacKinnon, Alisa Smith, The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating
    • Barry Gough, Fortune's River: The Collision of Empires in the Pacific Northwest
    • Ian McAllister, The Last Wild Wolves: Ghosts of the Great Bear Rainforest
    • Tim Bowling, The Lost Coast: Salmon, Memory, and the Death of Wild Culture
    • Chris Harris, Spirit In the Grass: The Cariboo Chilcotin’s Forgotten Landscape
  • 2009 Stephen Hume, Simon Fraser: In Search of Modern British Columbia
    • Brad Cran, Gillian Jerome, Hope in Shadows: Stories and Photographs of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside
    • Donald A. Pettit, The Peace: A History in Photographs
    • Daphne Bramham, The Secret Lives of Saints: Child Brides and Lost Boys in a Polygamous Mormon Sect
    • Margaret Horsfield, Voices from the Sound: Chronicles of Clayoquot Sound and Tofino 1899–1929
  • 2010 Andrew Scott, Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names: A Complete Reference to Coastal British Columbia
    • Ian Gill, All That We Say Is Ours: Guujaaw and the Reawakening of the Haida Nation
    • Lorne Dufour, Jacob's Prayer
    • Larry Campbell, Lori Culbert, Neil Boyd, A Thousand Dreams: Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and the Fight for Its Future
    • Brian Brett, Trauma Farm: A Rebel History of Rural Life
  • 2011 Dan Savard, Images from the Likeness House
    • Grant Lawrence, Adventures in Solitude: What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck and Other Stories from Desolation Sound
    • Aaron Glass, Aldona Jonaitis, The Totem Pole: An Intercultural History
    • Bruce Grenville, Scott Steedman (editors), Visions of BC: A Landscape Manual
    • Sylvia Olsen, Working with Wool: A Coast Salish Legacy and the Cowichan Sweater
  • 2012 Chuck Davis, The Chuck Davis History of Metropolitan Vancouver [2]
    • Andrew Nikiforuk, Empire of the Beetle: How Human Folly and a Tiny Bug Are Killing North America’s Great Forests
    • Fred Herzog, Fred Herzog: Photographs
    • Sheryl Salloum, Foreword by Sherrill Grace, The Life and Art of Mildred Valley Thornton [#4 in the Unheralded Artists of BC Series]
    • Scott Watson, Edited by Naomi Sawada & Jana Tyner, Thrown: British Columbia’s Apprentices of Bernard Leach and Their Contemporaries
  • 2013 Derek Hayes, British Columbia: A New Historical Atlas [3]
    • Aaron Chapman, Liquor, Lust, and the Law: The Story of Vancouver's Legendary Penthouse Nightclub
    • Jackson Davies and Marc Strange, Bruno and the Beach: The Beachcombers at 40
    • Ali Kazimi, Undesirables: White Canada and the Komagata Maru - An Illustrated History
    • Leslie A. Robertson and Kwagu'l Gixsam Clan, Standing Up with Ga'axsta'las: Jane Constance Cook and the Politics of Memory, Church, and Custom
  • 2014 David Stouck, Arthur Erickson: An Architect's Life [4]
    • Sean Kheraj, Inventing Stanley Park: An Environmental History
    • Rolf Knight, Voyage Through the Past Century
    • Graeme Truelove, Svend Robinson: A Life in Politics
    • Robin K. Wright, Daina Augaitis (eds), with Haida Advisors Robert Davidson and James Hart, Charles Edenshaw
  • 2015 Richard Beamish and Gordon McFarlane (eds), The Sea Among Us: The Amazing Strait of Georgia [5]
    • Christine Lowther, Born Out of This
    • Ian McAllister, Great Bear Wild: Dispatches from a Northern Rainforest
    • Jay Sherwood, Surveying Southern British Columbia: A Photojournal of Frank Swannell, 1901-07
    • Margaret Horsfield and Ian Kennedy, Tofino and Clayoquot Sound: A History
  • 2016 Briony Penn, The Real Thing: The Natural History of Ian McTaggart Cowan [6]
    • Jon Bartlett and Rika Ruebsaat, Soviet Princeton: Slim Evans and the 1932-33 Miners' Strike
    • Gwen Curry, Tod Inlet: A Healing Place
    • Derrick Stacey Denholm, Ground-Truthing: Reimagining the Indigenous Rainforests of BC's North Coast
    • John Thistle, Resettling the Range: Animals, Ecologies, and Human Communities in British Columbia
  • 2017 Neil J. Sterritt, Mapping My Way Home: A Gitxsan History [7]
    • Anthony Kenyon, The Recorded History of the Liard Basin 1790-1910: Where British Columbia joins the Yukon and N.W.T.
    • Michael Layland, A Perfect Eden: Encounters by Early Explorers of Vancouver Island
    • David Pitt-Brooke, Crossing Home Ground: A Grassland Odyssey through Southern Interior British Columbia
    • Christopher Pollon with photographs by Ben Nelms, The Peace in Peril: The Real Cost of the Site C Dam

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize". BC Book Prizes. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  2. ^ Marsha Lederman (April 25, 2012). "Brian Brett wins BC award for literary excellence". Globe and Mail. Retrieved September 12, 2012. 
  3. ^ Maria Siassina (May 6, 2013). "Gaston, Hayes, de Leeuw win B.C. Book Prizes". Quill & Quire. Retrieved May 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ Marsha Lederman (May 5, 2014). "Arthur Erickson biography claims pair of B.C. Book Prizes". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
  5. ^ "This year's B.C. Book Prizes are announced". The Georgia Straight. April 26, 2015. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  6. ^ "BC Book Prizes 2016 Winners Announced". Vancouver Observer. May 2, 2016. Retrieved May 10, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Douglas Coupland headlines list of 2017 B.C. Book prize winners". The Vancouver Sun. April 29, 2017. Retrieved May 4, 2017. 

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