news | Wednesday September 6, 2017
The Victoria Book Prize Society announced today its short list for the 2017 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize. This $5,000 prize is awarded to a Greater Victoria author for the best book published in the preceding year in the categories of fiction, non-fiction, or poetry. Farrant is in good company on this fine list!
- M.A.C. Farrant, The Days: Forecasts, Warnings, Advice
- Kevin Patterson, News from the Red Desert
- Steven Price, By Gaslight
- Yasuko Thanh, Mysterious Fragrance of the Yellow Mountains
- Patricia Young, Short Takes on the Apocalypse
An independent jury comprised of representatives from the literary arts community adjudicate the entries for literary merit. The winner will be announced at the Awards Gala to be held on Wednesday, October 11 in Victoria, British Columbia. (Tickets are available now.) For more information, see www.victoriabookprizes.ca.
Farrant’s previous book, The World Afloat, won the prize in 2014.
Our fingers are crossed for The Days!