The Sunshine Coast is well represented in this year’s BC and Yukon Book Prizes shortlist, released on April 8, 2021.
Pender Harbour publishers Douglas & McIntyre and Harbour Publishing have garnered four nominations in two categories.
Douglas & McIntyre book Primary Obsessions is nominated for the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award.
Primary Obsessions is the first novel in a new mystery series by Vancouver comedian and writer Charles Demers.
The Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award is presented to both the originating BC publisher and author of the best book published in the preceding year that is the most successful in terms of public appeal, initiative, design, production and content. It is determined by a ballot vote by independent booksellers throughout BC.
The BC and Yukon Book Prizes, established in 1985, are awarded annually in eight categories, with the intent to celebrate the best writing and publishing in the region. The awards carry a cash prize of $3000 plus a certificate. The winners of this year’s awards will be announced on Saturday, September 18, 2021. For more information, visit www.bcyukonbookprizes.com.