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.