Awards BCHF announces shortlist for 2017 Historical Writing Competition

BCHF announces shortlist for 2017 Historical Writing Competition

The British Columbia Historical Federation is pleased to announce the shortlist for our annual Historical Writing Competition. Congratulations to all the finalists.

Finalists, listed in alphabetical order by last name

Daniel Francis. Where Mountains Meet the Sea: An Illustrated History of the District of North Vancouver. Harbour Publishing. (author from North Vancouver)

Eric Jamieson. The Native Voice: The History of Canada’s First Aboriginal Newspaper and Its Founder Maisie Hurley. Caitlin Press. (author from North Vancouver)

Anthony Kenyon. The Recorded History of the Liard Basin 1790-1910. Fort Nelson News Ltd. (author from Fort Nelson)

Michael Layland. A Perfect Eden. Touchwood Editions. (author from Victoria)

Neil J. Sterritt. Mapping My Way Home: A Gitxsan History. Creekstone Press. (author from Williams Lake)

Awards Presentation

The winners will be announced at the BCHF Book Prize Gala Awards Banquet, which takes place on Saturday, May 27, 2017, in the Rosedale Room at the Coast Hotel, Chilliwack from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, with cocktails starting at 6:00pm. Semi-formal dress required.

The Gala is part of the BCHF’s Annual Conference. Tickets are available by contacting Andrea Lister at 604-809-3603 or

About the Competition

The Historical Writing Competition celebrates books that make significant contributions to the historical literature of British Columbia.

The BC Lieutenant-Governor’s Medal for Historical Writing is awarded together with $2,500 to the author whose book makes the most significant contribution to the historical literature of British Columbia. Awards are also presented for second place ($1,500), third place ($500) and Community History. Certificates of Honourable Mention may be awarded to other books as recommended by the judges.

More Information

For more information about the Historical Writing Competition or this year’s nominees, contact Maurice Guibord, BCHF First Vice President & Chair of Historical Writing, at 604-771-3047 or