Nancy Turner, ethnobotanist, ethnoecologist and professor in the University of Victoria School of Environmental Studies, is among eight authors shortlisted for the 2015 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize for adult literature and Bolen Books’ Children’s Book Prize.
Finalists for the Butler Book Prize include Grant Buday, for the fiction book, The Delusionist, Karen Enns, for poetry Ordinary Hours, Arleen Pare, for poetry Lake of Two Mountains, Julie Paul, for the fiction book The Pull of the Moon, and Turner for her non-fiction book, Ancient Pathways, Ancestral Knowledge. The book was also short-listed earlier this year for a BC Book Prize.
Finalists for the children’s book prize are Penny Chamberlain, for Shack Island Summer, Laura Langston, for The Art of Getting Stared At, and Chris Tougas, for Dojo Daycare.
The winners will be announced at an awards gala on Oct. 14 at the Union Club of Victoria. The winner of each prize will receive $5,000.