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City of Vancouver Book Awards

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Book lovers rejoice! Six books that demonstrate excellence in reflecting Vancouver’s unique character, rich diversity and culture, history and residents have been selected as finalists for the annual City of Vancouver Book Awards.

Since the 2020 award was postponed due to the pandemic, the City will announce two winners of the award and $3,000 prize. There will also be a special announcement introducing the new City of Vancouver Poet Laureate.

The Book Award finalists are:

Catherine B. Clement for Chinatown Through A Wide Lens (Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC)
Francine Cunningham for on/me (Caitlin Press)
Joseph Dandurand for The East Side of It All (Nightwood Editions)
Michelle Good for Five Little Indians (Harper Collins)
Alex Leslie for Vancouver for Beginners (Book*hug Press)
Danny Ramadan & Anna Bron for Salma the Syrian Chef (Annick Press)

Honourable Mention:

• Ho Sun Hing Printers (Grunt Gallery), by Marlene Yuen

Previous winners of City of Vancouver Book Award include Robert D. Watt and Susan A. Point for People Among the People, Chelene Knight for Dear Current Occupant, Carleigh Baker for Bad Endings, and Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, Karen Duffek & Tania Willard for Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun: Unceded Territories.


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