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Arthur Erickson biography claims pair of B.C. Book Prizes

From left: Jordan Abel; Julie Morstad; Kit Pearson; the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant-Governor of B.C.; Ashley Little; David Stouck; Grant Lawrence; and Howard White, publisher of Douglas & McIntyre.

David Stouck's comprehensive biography of architect Arthur Erickson has won two BC Book Prizes; while Okanagan author Ashley Little has been awarded two B.C. Book Prizes as well – for two different books.

Stouck's Arthur Erickson: An Architect's Life won both the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize for the best original non-fiction literary work, and the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize, recognizing the author that contributes most to the enjoyment and understanding of British Columbia.

Ashley Little, who becomes Calgary's Alexandra Writers' Centre Society Writer in Residence this month, won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize for the best work of fiction for her young adult novel Anatomy of a Girl Gang, about a gang of teenage women in Vancouver. Little also won the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize for the best non-illustrated book written for children for another YA novel, The New Normal.

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Other winners announced Saturday night in Vancouver include: Jordan Abel, who won the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize for The Place of Scraps; Julie Morstad who won the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize for the best illustrated children's book for How To (which she both wrote and illustrated); and CBC broadcaster Grant Lawrence, whose The Lonely End of the Rink: Confessions of a Reluctant Goalie received the Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award.

The previously announced Lieutenant-Governor's Award for Literary Excellence was awarded to Victoria-based author Kit Pearson.

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