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Stephen Bown Takes Home Bill Duthie Prize for Madness, Betrayal and the Lash

Stephen Bown Takes Home Bill Duthie Prize for Madness, Betrayal and the Lash

April 2009

The always classy BC Book Prizes held their annual gala on April 25. The province's literati - authors, publishers, editors, librarians and book media - all gathered to celebrate the wealth of talent coming out of British Columbia. The Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award, selected by a jury of booksellers and awarded to both the author and the publisher, was presented to the historian Stephen Bown. Bown wrote a biography of the often misunderstood character of Captain George Vancouver called Madness, Betrayal and the Lash. Bown's delight in recounting this history is palpable on every page. Read an excerpt from his first chapter here. And congratulations to Stephen!

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