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D&M authors featured on BC Book Prizes shortlists

March 2017

Each year, the BC Book Prizes honour the best books published by BC authors, showcasing excellence in fiction, poetry, children's literature, non-fiction, regional awareness and BC publishing. This year's shortlists have been announced, and Douglas & McIntyre is thrilled to see our books recognised in two of these categories.

Wade Davis: Photographs, which features 140 of the renowned author and anthropologist's favourite photos taken over the course of his career, is nominated for the Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award. Also vying for this award is Embers: One Ojibway's Meditations, the stunning collection of inspiring writings from Richard Wagamese, one of Canada's most acclaimed First Nations authors. This award is presented annually to the BC author and publisher of the book that is most successful in terms of public appeal, initiative, design, production and content.

Jennifer Manuel's debut novel, The Heaviness of Things That Float, is shortlisted for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, honouring the best original work of literary fiction written by a BC author. Manuel's novel has made regular appearances on the BC Bestseller List since it was published in April of last year.

The winners will be announced at the 33rd annual Lieutenant Governorís BC Book Prizes Gala on Saturday, April 29, 2017, in Vancouver. British Columbia's Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Judith Guichon, OBC, will be in attendance. For more information about the prizes and the rest of the nominees, visit

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