Victoria Book Prize Society

2017 Victoria Book Prize Finalists Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

VICTORIA, BC – Celebrating 14 years, the Victoria Book Prize Society is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize and the Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize.

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2016 Winners

City of Victoria Butler Book Prize Recipient

Pauline Holdstock
The Hunter and the Wild Girl
Gooselane Editions
(Fiction)

About This Work

A feral girl roams the dense forests of nineteenth-century France, stealing food from remote farmyards and avoiding human...

About The Author

Pauline Holdstock is the author of six novels, including Into the Heart of the Country, longlisted for the 2012 Giller Prize...

Bolen Books Children's Book Prize Recipient

Dawn Green
In the Swish
Red Deer Press
(Fiction)

About This Work

Bennett Ryan is a superb young basketball player who propelled her team to a regional championship. But in her senior year...

About The Author

Dawn Green graduated from the University of Victoria with degrees in languages and education. She is a high school Spanish...