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15 Seconds By François Archambault | Translated by Bobby Theodore

Winner of the 1998 Governor General’s Award for Drama

Finalist for the 2000 Governor General’s Award for Translation

1949 By David French

Nominated for the 1988 BC Book Prize for Non-Fiction

7 Stories By Morris Panych

Winner of the 1998 Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Play, The Sydney Risk Award

A Line in the Sand By Guillermo Verdecchia & Marcus Youssef

Winner of 3 MECCA Awards (2009-2010)
Winner of the 1997 Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

A Record of Writing By Roy Miki

Gabrielle Roy Prize, Best Critical Book in English (Winner, 1990)

A Slight Case of Fatigue By Stéphane Bourguignon | Translated by Phyllis Aronoff & Howard Scott

Finalist for the 2009 Governor General’s Award for Translation

All Fall Down By Wendy Lill

Finalist for the 1994 Governor General’s Award for Drama

All That Glitters By Martine Desjardins | Translated by Fred A. Reed & David Homel

Finalist for the 2005 Governor General’s Literary Award

Amuse Bouche By Adeena Karasick

One of the Best Books of 2009 (About.com)

“Exuberance is Beauty” Award (2009)

And Slowly Beauty By Michel Nadeau | Translated by Maureen Labonté

Finalist for the 2014 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

Another Home Invasion By Joan MacLeod

Finalist for the 2009 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama

As Always By Madeleine Gagnon | Translated by Phyllis Aronoff & Howard Scott

Shortlisted for the 2015 Cole Foundation Prize for Translation (Quebec Writers’ Federation Awards)

Baby Blues By Drew Hayden Taylor

Winner of the 1996 Native Playwrights Award, sponsored by the University of Alaska Anchorage

Balconville By David Fennario

Winner of the 1980 Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

Bambi and Me By Michel Tremblay | Translated by Sheila Fischman

Winner of the 1998 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

BASH'd By Chris Craddock & Nathan Cuckow

GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding New York Theater (2007)
Musical Award of the New York Fringe Festival (2007).

Beyond Recall By Mary Meigs | Edited by Lise Weil

Finalist for the 2006 Lambda Literary Award

Billy Bishop Goes to War By John MacLachlan Gray & Eric Peterson

Winner of the 1980 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

Winner of the 1982 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama

Winner of the 1999 Jessie Richardson Award: The Sun Readers’ Choice Award (Vancouver Playhouse)

Billy Bishop Goes to War - 2nd Edition By John MacLachlan Gray & Eric Peterson

Winner of the 1980 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

Winner of the 1982 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama

Winner of the 1999 Jessie Richardson Award: The Sun Readers’ Choice Award (Vancouver Playhouse)

Birth of a Bridge By Maylis de Kerangal | Translated by Jessica Moore

Winner of the 2010 Médicis Prize
Winner of the 2010 Franz Hessel Prize

Bonbons Assortis / Assorted Candies By Michel Tremblay | Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Finalist for the 2006 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

Boy in The Treehouse, The / Girl Who Loved Her Horses By Drew Hayden Taylor

Nominated for the 1996 Chalmer’s Award for Best Play for Young Audiences (Girl Who Loves Her Horses)

Burning Vision By Marie Clements

Winner of the 2004 Canada Japan Literary Award English-Language

Finalist for the 2003 Governor General’s Literary Award

Finalist for the 2002 Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Play or Musical: Small Theatre (Rumble Productions)

Cariboo Magi By Lucia Frangione

Finalist for the 2002 Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Play or Musical: Small Theatre (Pacific Theatre)

Winner of the 2002 Jessie Richardson Award for Sydney Risk Award

Christina, The Girl King By Michel Marc Bouchard | Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award, 2013 (French drama)
Finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award, 2014 (Translation)

Coping with Emotions and Otters By Dina Del Bucchia

2014 ReLit Awards, poetry category (shortlisted)

Copper Thunderbird By Marie Clements

Finalist for the 2008 Governor General’s Literary Award

Corker By Wendy Lill

Finalist for the 1999 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama

Cul-de-sac By Daniel MacIvor

Finalist for the 2005 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama

Death of the Spider By Michèle Mailhot | Translated by Neil Bishop

Finalist for the 1992 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

Decompositions By Ken Belford

Shortlisted for the 2011 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Democracy By John Murrell | Edited by Karl Siegler

Winner of the 1993 Alberta Writer’s Guild Prize for Drama

Discovery Passages By Garry Thomas Morse

Finalist for the 2011 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry

Finalist for the 2012 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

One of the Top Ten Poetry Collections of 2011 (Globe and Mail)

One of the Best Ten Aboriginal Books from the past decade (2012, CBC – 8th Fire).

Dishwashers, The By Morris Panych

Finalist for the 2005 Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Play (Arts Club Theatre)

Finalist for the 2005 Jessie Richardson Award for Sydney Risk Award for Outstanding Original Play

Doctor Thomas Neill Cream By David Fennario

Arthur Ellis Award Nominee, 1994.

Down Dangerous Passes Road By Michel Marc Bouchard | Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Finalist for the 2000 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

Down Time By Jeff Derksen

Winner of the 1991 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Dream Pool Essays By Gil McElroy

Gerald Lampert Memorial Award Finalist, 2002

Dwell By Jeff Derksen

Alberta Writer’s Guild Award Nominee, 1994

Dyssemia Sleaze By Adeena Karasick

Bumbershoot Most Adventurous Award Winner, 2000

Empire of Desire By Thierry Hentsch | Translated by Fred A. Reed

Finalist for the 2009 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

Empire of the Son By Tetsuro Shigematsu

Nominated for six Jessie Richardson Awards in 2016: Significant Artistic Achievement, Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role, Outstanding Lighting Design, Outstanding Direction (Richard Wolfe), Outstanding Production of a Play, Significant Artistic Achievement, and Outstanding Original Script (Tetsuro Shigematsu)

Ends of the Earth, The By Morris Panych

Winner of the 1994 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama

Espresso By Lucia Frangione

Finalist for the 2003 Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Play or Musical: Small Theatre (Pacific Theatre)

Fairy Ring By Martine Desjardins | Translated by Fred A. Reed & David Homel

Winner of the 2001 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

False Starts By Louis Patrick Leroux | Translated by Alexander St-Laurent & Katia Grubisic | Introduction by Jenn Stephenson and Nicole Nolette

Nominated for the 2016/2017 Patrick O’Neil Award (Best Collection of Plays), awarded by the Canadian Association for Theatre Research (CATR)

Faraway Nearby, The By John Murrell

Winner of the 1996 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again By Michel Tremblay | Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Winner of the 2000 Dora Mavor Moore Award General Theatre: Outstanding New Play

From the Poplars By Cecily Nicholson

Winner of the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize (B.C. Book Prizes, 2015)

Fronteras Americanas By Guillermo Verdecchia

Winner of the 1994 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award
Winner of the 1993 Governor General’s Award for Drama

Fronteras Americanas - 2nd Edition By Guillermo Verdecchia

Winner of the 1994 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award
Winner of the 1993 Governor General’s Award for Drama

Girl in the Goldfish Bowl By Morris Panych

Winner of the 2002 Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Play or Musical: Large Theatre (Gateway Theatre)

Winner of the 2003 Dora Mavor Moore Award General Theatre: Outstanding New Play (Tarragon Theatre)

Winner of the 2004 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama

Glace Bay Miners' Museum, The By Wendy Lill

Governor General’s Drama Award Finalist, 1996

Go Figure By Réjean Ducharme | Translated by Will Browning

Governor General’s French Fiction Award Finalist, 1994.

Goodnight Disgrace By Michael Mercer

Winner of the 1986 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

Ground Water By Colin Browne

Finalist for the 2002 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry

Finalist for the 2003 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Gull, The By Daphne Marlatt | Translated by Toyoshi Yoshihara

Winner of the prestigious 2008 Uchimura Naoya Prize

Gypsy Guitar By David W. McFadden

Finalist for the 1988 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry

Halo By Josh MacDonald

Merritt Theatre Award Nominee for Best Play, 2004

Heaven By George F. Walker

Winner of the 2001 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

Hope Slide / Little Sister, The By Joan MacLeod

Winner of the 1993 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

How to Write By derek beaulieu

W.O. Mitchell Literary Prize Finalist, 2010

hypoderm: notes to myself By Weyman Chan

W.O. Mitchell Literary Prize Finalist, 2010

Impromptu on Nuns' Island By Michel Tremblay | Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Finalist for the 2002 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

In a World Created by a Drunken God By Drew Hayden Taylor

Finalist for the 2006 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama

In Plain Sight | Edited by Leslie Robertson & Dara Culhane

Finalist for the 2005 City of Vancouver Book Award

In the Company of Strangers By Mary Meigs

QSPELL Award Winner for Non-fiction, 1992

In the Shadow of the Vulture By George Ryga

Finalist for the 1986 BC Book Prize: Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize

Indian Myths & Legends from the North Pacific Coast of America By Franz Boas | Edited by Randy Bouchard & Dorothy Kennedy | Translated by Dietrich Bertz

Finalist for the 2003 BC Book Prize: Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize

inkorrect thots By bill bissett

Winner of the 1993 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

is a door By Fred Wah

Winner of the 2010 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Jabber By Marcus Youssef

Best New Text, Montreal English Language Theatre Awards, 2013

One of the top 30 Plays of 2013, Stageworthy

Je me souviens By Lorena Gale

Finalist for the 2002 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama

Jitters By David French

Winner of the 1980 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

Joe Beef By David Fennario

The United Steel Worker’s Union Pauline Julien Prize Winner 1987

Judith's Sister By Lise Tremblay | Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Shortlisted for the Cole Foundation Prize for Translation (French to English), 2013 Quebec Writer’s Federation Awards

Kafka's Hat By Patrice Martin | Translated by Chantal Bilodeau

Nominated for the 2013 Typographic Translation Award (Typographic Era blog)

La Maison Suspendue By Michel Tremblay | Translated by John Van Burek

Winner of the 1990 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

Last Scattering Surfaces By Gil McElroy

Relit Longlist, 2008

Les Canadiens By Rick Salutin & Ken Dryden

Winner of the 1978 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

Like a Child of the Earth By Jovette Marchessault | Translated by Yvonne M. Klein

Prix France-Québec Winner, 1976

Lions Gate By Lilia D’Acres

Winner of the 1978 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

Liquidities By Daphne Marlatt

2014 ReLit Awards, poetry category (shortlisted)

Local Boy Makes Good By John MacLachlan Gray

Winner of the 1988 Canadian Authors Association Award

Making Theatre By Sherrill Grace

Winner of the 2009 Ann Saddlemeyer Award

Maleficium By Martine Desjardins | Translated by Fred A. Reed & David Homel

Winner of the 2013 Sunburst Award
Winner of the Prix Jacques Brossard
Finalist for the 2010 Governor General’s Literary Award (French Fiction)
Finalist for the Prix des libraires du Québec
Finalist for the Prix des cinq continents de la Francophonie
Finalist for the Prix France–Québec

Marion Bridge By Daniel MacIvor

Finalist for the 1999 Governor General’s Literary Award

Mêmewars By Adeena Karasick

Finalist for the 1995 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Mend the Living By Maylis de Kerangal | Translated by Jessica Moore

Man Booker International Prize, 2016 (Longlisted)

Mile End By Lise Tremblay | Translated by Gail Scott

Governor General’s French Fiction Award Winner, 1999

Mimosa By Bill Schermbrucker

Winner of the 1989 BC Book Prize: Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize

Minor Episodes / Major Ruckus By Garry Thomas Morse

Shortlisted for the 2013 ReLit Awards

Mom's the Word By Linda A. Carson & Jill Daum & Barbara Pollard

Winner of the 1995 Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Play or Musical (Arts Club Theatre)

My Darling Nellie Grey By George Bowering

Shortlisted for the 2011 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

My Name Is Bosnia By Madeleine Gagnon | Translated by Phyllis Aronoff & Howard Scott

IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Longlist, 2007

Nature Power By Harry Robinson | Edited by and compiled, Wendy Wickwire

B.C. Book Prize Winner, 1993

Noam Chomsky Lectures, The By Daniel Brooks & Guillermo Verdecchia

Winner of the 1992 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award
Finalist for the 1992 Governor General’s Award for Drama

Noise from the Laundry By Weyman Chan

Finalist for the 2009 Acorn Plantos Award for People’s Poetry

Finalist for the 2008 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry

Occupation of Heather Rose, The By Wendy Lill

Finalist for the 1987 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama

Odd Ducks By Bryden MacDonald

Finalist for the 2015 Governor General’s Awards (Drama)

On the Job By David Fennario

Chalmers Award Winner for Best Canadian Play, 1976.

On the Material By Stephen Collis

Winner of the 2011 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth By Drew Hayden Taylor

Winner of the 1996 Dora Mavor Moore Award Small Theatre: Outstanding New Play

Pacific Windows By Roy K. Kiyooka

Winner of the 1997 Association of Asian American Studies Poetry Award

peter among th towring boxes / text bites By bill bissett

Winner of the 2003 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Playing Bare By Dominic Champagne | Translated by Shelley Tepperman

Finalist for the 1994 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

Prairie Harbour By Garry Thomas Morse

Finalist for the 2016 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry

Price Paid By Bev Sellars

8 weeks straight on the B.C. Bestsellers list in 2016!

Awards for Bev Sellars’s previous book, They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential School:

  • 2014 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature
  • 2014 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Literature, third prize
  • Shortlisted for the 2014 Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize (B.C. Book Prizes)
  • 44 weeks on the B.C. Bestsellers list

Queens, The By Normand Chaurette | Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Winner of the 1993 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

Refugee Hotel, The By Carmen Aguirre

Playwrights’ Theatre Centre Best New Play Award

Rogue Cells / Carbon Harbour By Garry Thomas Morse

2014 ReLit Awards, novel category (shortlisted)

Rom Com By Dina Del Bucchia & Daniel Zomparelli

Alcuin Awards for Book Design in Canada 2015, Poetry (Honourable mention)

Salt-Water Moon By David French

Winner of the 1985 Dora Mavor Moore Award Outstanding New Play

Winner of the 1985 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

Winner of the Canadian Authors Association Literary Award

Winner of the Hollywood Drama-Logue Critics Award and ACTRA Award

Scree By Fred Wah | Edited by Jeff Derksen | Introduction by Jeff Derksen

One of the best 75 books of 2015 (CBC Books)

Selected Poems: The Vision Tree By Phyllis Webb

Winner of the 1982 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry

Sentenced to Light By Fred Wah

Finalist for the 2009 ReLit Award for Poetry

Sisters By Wendy Lill

Winner of the 1992 Gemini Award

Winner of the 1992 Newfoundland and Labrador Drama Festival, Labatt’s Play Award

Taking My Life By Jane Rule

24th Annual Lambda Literary Award Finalist (2012)

Tchipayuk By Ronald Lavallée | Translated by Patricia Claxton

Finalist for the 1994 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

The Bicycle Eater By Larry Tremblay | Translated by Sheila Fischman

Finalist for the 2006 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

The Decline of the Hollywood Empire By Hervé Fischer | Translated by Rhonda Mullins

Finalist for the 2007 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

The Fat Woman Next Door Is Pregnant By Michel Tremblay | Translated by Sheila Fischman

Finalist for the 2009 Canada Reads Competition

The Five Books of Moses Lapinsky By Karen X. Tulchinsky

Toronto Book Awards 2004 – Finalist
The Vancouver Public Library One Book, One Vancouver Award 2008

The Invisibility Exhibit By Sachiko Murakami

Finalist for the 2008 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry

Finalist for the 2009 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award

The Place of Scraps By Jordan Abel

Winner of the 2014 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize (B.C. Book Prizes)

Shortlisted for the 2014 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award

The Properties By Colin Browne

Finalist for the 2013 Ethel Wilson Poetry Prize

The Richard Brautigan Ahhhhhhhhhhh By rob mclennan

Archibald Lampman Poetry Award Nominee, 2000.

The Secret Journal of Alexander Mackenzie By Brian Fawcett

Finalist for the 1986 BC Book Prize: Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize

The Shoplifters By Morris Panych

Edgerton Foundation New Play Award (Winner, 2015)

The Shovel By Colin Browne

Finalist for the 2008 ReLit Award for Poetry

The Strange Truth About Us By M.A.C. Farrant

One of the Top Twenty-Three Canadian Fiction Books of 2012 (Globe and Mail)

The World Afloat By M.A.C. Farrant

Winner, City of Victoria Butler Book Prize, 2014

They Called Me Number One By Bev Sellars

3rd Prize, 2014 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Literature

Shortlisted for the 2014 Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize (B.C. Book Prizes)

Winner of the 2014 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature

40 weeks on the B.C. Bestsellers list in 2013 & 2014!

This Is My Own (hardcover) By Muriel Kitagawa

Finalist for the 1986 BC Book Prize: Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize

This Tremor Love Is By Daphne Marlatt

Finalist for the 2002 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Tom at the Farm By Michel Marc Bouchard | Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Winner of the 2014 Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Drama

Too Good to Be True By Bev Christensen

Finalist for the 1996 BC Book Prize: Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize

Toronto, Mississippi By Joan MacLeod

Finalist for the 2008 ReLit Award (Longlist)

Trigger, The By Carmen Aguirre

Finalist for the 2005 Jessie Richardson Award for Innovation Award (Touchstone Theatre)

Truth or Death By Thierry Hentsch | Translated by Fred A. Reed

Winner of the 2005 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

Twelve Opening Acts By Michel Tremblay | Translated by Sheila Fischman

Finalist for the 2002 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

Un/inhabited By Jordan Abel

One of 15 best CanLit covers of 2015 (CBC Books)

One of the best 75 books of 2015 (CBC Books)

Unity (1918) By Kevin Kerr

Winner of the 2002 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama

Winner of the 2001 Jessie Richardson Award for Large Theatre: Significant Artistic Achievement Nominations, Original Script (Arts Club Theatre)

Winner of the 2001 Jessie Richardson Award for Sydney Risk Award (Arts Club Theatre)

Unnatural and Accidental Women, The By Marie Clements

Winner of the 1998 Jessie Richardson Award for The P.T.C. Award – Outstanding Original Play in Development

Vancouver By Bruce Macdonald

Winner of the 1993 City of Vancouver Book Award

Finalist for the 1993 BC Book Prize: BC Booksellers’ Choice Award in Honour of Bill Duthie

Finalist for the 1993 BC Book Prize: Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize

Vancouver Anthology By Stan Douglas

Honourable Mention in 2011 Alcuin Awards for Book Design

Vigil - 2nd Edition By Morris Panych

Winner of the 1996 Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Play or Musical (Arts Club Theatre)

Waiting for the Parade By John Murrell

Winner of the 1980 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

Whale Riding Weather By Bryden MacDonald

Finalist for the 1994 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama

What Lies Before Us By Morris Panych

Finalist for the 2007 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama

Where the Blood Mixes By Kevin Loring

Winner of the 2009 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama Kevin Loring

Winner of the 2009 Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Script (Vancouver Playhouse)

Winner of the 2009 Sydney Risk Prize for Outstanding Original Script by an Emerging Playwright

Wigrum By Daniel Canty | Translated by Oana Avasilichioaei

Winner of 2014 Alcuin Award for Book Design in Canada (Third Place, Fiction category)

Grafika Grand Prize Winner (Typography), 2012

Winners and Losers By Marcus Youssef & James Long

Finalist for the 2015 Governor General’s Awards (Drama)

With Bated Breath By Bryden MacDonald

Finalist for the 2011 Lambda Literary Awards (Drama)
Winner of 5 MECCA Awards, including for Best Text

Write It on Your Heart By Harry Robinson | Edited by Wendy Wickwire

Finalist for the 1990 BC Book Prize: Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize


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