The big news in Victoria today is that the finalists for the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize and the finalists for the Bolen Books Children's Book Prize have just been announced.
Finalists for the Butler Prize for adult literature are:
Frances Backhouse for Children of the Klondike (Whitecap Books)
M.A.C. Farrant for The Secret Lives of Litterbugs (Key Porter Books)
Eve Joseph for The Secret Signature of Things (Brick Books)
Jay Ruzeky for The Wolsenburg Clock (Thistledown Press) and
Deborah Willis for Vanishing and Other Stories (Penguin Canada)
The finalists for the Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize are:
Dede Crane for Poster Boy (Groundwood Books);
Michelle Mulder for After Peaches (Orca Book Publishers) and
Sylvia Olsen for Counting on Hope (Sono Nis Press).
The winners will be announced at the awards gala on October 13.