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Winners for the 2021 BC & Yukon Book Prizes Announced!
The BC & Yukon Book Prizes celebrate outstanding writers and publishers in British Columbia. Billy-Ray Belcourt's memoir A history of my brief body won the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize. In the book, Belcourt shares the memories of his kokum and his early life in the hamlet of Joussard, Alta., and on the Driftpile First Nation. Shaena Lambert novel Petra won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Petra tells the story of Petra Kelly, who inspired hundreds of thousands to take to the streets to protest the placement of nuclear missiles on West German soil during the Cold War in 1980.