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Douglas Coupland to receive the Lieutenant Governorís Award for Literary Excellence in BC

Douglas Coupland to receive the Lieutenant Governorís Award for Literary Excellence in BC

April 2017

Douglas & McIntyre congratulates Vancouver author Douglas Coupland, who will be the 14th recipient of the Lieutenant Governorís Award for Literary Excellence in BC. The Lieutenant Governorís Award jury announced on Tuesday, April 4, that they would recognise Coupland for giving ďBC literature a good name globally.Ē

Douglas Coupland was born in Germany, and moved to Vancouver, Canada, with his family in 1965. His first novel, Generation X, was published in 1991, and became an international bestseller. He has since published many novels, including Girlfriend in a Coma and Hey Nostradamus!, and a number of non-fiction books, including City of Glass and the Terry Fox biography Terry, both published by Douglas & McIntyre, which pay homage to Vancouver and demonstrate Couplandís admiration and devotion to his home city.

This prize was established in 2003 to recognise British Columbia writers who have contributed to the development of literary excellence in the province. The recipient receives a cash award of $5,000 and a commemorative certificate. The award will be presented at the upcoming BC Book Prizes on April 29, 2017.

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