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Grant Lawrence, J.B. MacKinnon up for B.C. Book Prizes

03/12/2014 02:35 EDT | Updated 05/12/2014 05:59 EDT
Author J.B. MacKinnon, CBC broadcaster Grant Lawrence and artist Julie Morstad are among the latest nominees for the annual B.C. Book Prizes.

Organizers unveiled today the writers and illustrators nominated for the 30th edition of the literary honour.

The 100-Mile Diet co-author MacKinnon is a finalist in the non-fiction category for his latest work The Once and Future World: Nature As It Was, As It Is, As It Could Be.

The book was previously a contender for similar national honours, including the RBC Taylor Prize, the B.C. National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction.

David Stouck earned nominations in two categories for his book Arthur Erickson: An Architect's Life, vying in both the non-fiction and the regional prize categories.

CBC Radio host Lawrence earned a nod in the booksellers' choice category (which acknowledges a book's public appeal, initiative, design, production and content) for his hockey memoir The Lonely End of the Ring: Confessions of a Reluctant Goalie.

Award-winning artist Morstad is a nominee in the illustrated children's literature category for her childhood-inspired book How To. It was among the finalists for the Governor General's Literary Awards last fall.

Winners in each of the seven categories will be unveiled at a Vancouver gala on May 3 presided over by B.C. Lieutenant Govenor Judith Guichon.

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