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City of Vancouver Book Award

City of Vancouver Book Award

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update

June 26, 2020: Due to COVID-19, the 2020 City of Vancouver Book Award has been cancelled. More information on the 2021 Book Award submission process and announcement event will be posted as it becomes available next year.

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The annual City of Vancouver Book Award has been recognizing authors of excellence of any genre since 1989. These authors contribute to the appreciation and understanding of Vancouver's history, unique character, or the achievements of its residents.

The $3,000 prize is funded by the City's Publishing Reserve, which was established in 1977 as a permanent legacy for Vancouver writers and publishers.

Read the information bulletin 2019 City of Vancouver Book Award winner announced

Book Award winner

Robert D. Watt and Susan A. Point

People Among the People: 
The Public Art of Susan Point

Figure 1 Publishing with the
Museum of Anthropology at UBC

2019 short list

2019 Selection Panel

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