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Rolf Knight’s Voyage, Graeme Truelove’s Svend Robinson bio make BC Book Prize shortlist

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9781554200689-voyage-3DTwo New Star titles are final­ists for a BC Book Prize this year — in the same cat­e­go­ry, the Rod­er­ick Haig-Brown Region­al Prize.

Rolf Knight, author of at least eight oth­er books, is short­list­ed for his mem­oir, Voy­age Through the Past Cen­tu­ry. It describes his ear­ly years in East Van­cou­ver, and his sub­se­quent life as schol­ar, labour­er, and writer in East Ger­many, Africa, South Amer­i­ca, sub­ur­ban Toron­to, and back home in Burn­a­by, BC.

Here’s an ear­li­er blog entry about Voy­age Through the Past Cen­tu­ry.

Graeme Tru­elove, from Delta, BC, now liv­ing in Ottawa, is short­list­ed for his first book, Svend Robin­son: A Life in Pol­i­tics, a biog­ra­phy of the long-time NDP MP for Burn­a­by.

9781554200689-voyage-3DHere’s an ear­li­er blog entry about Svend Robin­son: A Life in Pol­i­tics.

For a com­plete list of short-list­ed titles, look here. Win­ners will be announced at the annu­al BC Book Prizes Din­ner on May 3 in Van­cou­ver. Tix go on sale March 13. Check the BC Book Prizes web­site for more details.