Assistant Professor's illustrated book shortlisted for BC Book Prize
Published on April 01 2013
Kari-Lynn Winters, Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education, has seen great success in her most recent illustrated children’s book Gift Days.
Stemming from a successful book launch last November, Winters’ latest work has received high praise, most recently being shortlisted for the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize at this year’s BC Book Prizes.
“It is a distinct honour to be nominated for the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize,” said Winters. “Especially because British Columbians write and illustrate many incredible books.”
Having lived in British Columbia for 10 years, BC will always have a special place in Winters’ heart.
“There is a vibrant and active book community there and I know that the judges must have had a tough decision narrowing it down to five nominees,” she said. “I have such a strong connection to British Columbia; it will always hold a special place in my heart.”
Held on May 4 in Victoria, BC, the BC Book Prizes have been awarded in since 1985 and have seven different categories: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, regional, children’s literature, illustrated children’s literature and bookseller’s choice award.
Presented annually at the Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prizes Gala, this was the last year that Winters was eligible.
Gift Days has been shortlisted for the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize at this year's BC Book Prizes.