Category: <span>Award News</span>

A Complex Coast finalist for 2023 Banff Mountain Book Competition

Heritage House is pleased to announce that David Norwell’s illustrated memoir, A Complex Coast: A Kayak Journey from Vancouver Island to Alaska, is a finalist for the 2023 Banff Mountain Book Competition in the Adventure Travel category. A Complex Coast is a soul-searching personal account of a young man’s 1,700-kilometre kayak journey from Victoria, BC, … Continued

Red Cedar Book Award shortlists 2 Heritage House books

British Columbia’s Young Readers’ Choice Awards has announced its Red Cedar Book Award shortlist for the 2023/2024 year. Heritage House is proud to see two of our books on the non-fiction shortlist: Her Courage Rises: 50 Trailblazing Women of British Columbia and the Yukon, by Haley Healey, illustrated by Kimiko Fraser Caring for Critters: One … Continued

Three books longlisted for First Nations Communities READ Awards 2023/24

First Nation Communities READ (FNCR) is celebrating 20 years in 2023 and announced the longlist in partnership with the Ontario Library Association on Indigenous People’s Day (June 21, 2023). The program is led by First Nation librarians working in First Nation communities across Ontario to promote the best of Indigenous literature in Canada. Each year, … Continued

Cooking Tips for Desperate Fishwives shortlisted for Taste Canada Awards 2023

Heritage House Publishing is delighted to announce Cooking Tips for Desperate Fishwives: An Island Memoir by Margot Fedoruk is shortlisted for the 2023 Taste Canada Awards in the Culinary Narrative category. The winners will be announced at the Taste Canada Awards Soirée on October 30, 2023. Part love story, part survival story, part meditation on … Continued

Tales from the Homestead finalist for Alberta Literary Award 2023

Heritage House was delighted to hear that Tales from the Homestead: A History of Prairie Pioneers, 1867–1914 by Sandra Rollings-Magnusson has been named a finalist for the 2023 Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction! Tales from the Homestead was published by Heritage House in 2022 and highlights the voices and personal stories of early immigrants who … Continued

Heritage House wins two Alcuin Awards for book design

This week, the Alcuin Society announced the 2022 winners of their annual book award—the Alcuin Society Book Design Awards. Heritage House is overjoyed to share that two of our books have been recognized for excellence in design. • Out of the Fire: Metalworkers along the Salish Sea, designed by Lara Minja – Lime Design, won … Continued

Aggie & Mudgy wins the City of Victoria Children’s Book Prize

The night of October 12, 2022 Mayor Lisa Helps and co-sponsor Brian Butler announced Wendy Proverbs as the winner of the City of Victoria Children’s Book Prize for her novel Aggie & Mudgy: The Journey of Two Kaska Dene Children. Established in 2008, the City of Victoria Children’s Book Prize recognizes and celebrates exceptional literature for … Continued

kā-āciwīkicik / The Move finalist for Governor General’s Literary Award

Canada Council for the Arts announced the Governor General’s Literary Awards finalists on October 12, 2022. We are honoured to share that kā-āciwīkicik / The Move is one of the finalists for Young People’s Literature – Illustrated Books! Rooted in the historical displacement and relocation of members of the Chemawawin First Nation from their ancestral … Continued

Aggie & Mudgy on First Nations Communities READ shortlist

First Nation Communities READ announced the 2022-2023 shortlist on September 21, 2022, for the Periodical Marketers of Canada (PMC) Indigenous Literature Award in two categories. We’re proud to share that Aggie & Mudgy: The Journey of Two Kaska Dena Children, written by Wendy Proverbs, has been shortlisted in the YA/Adult category. The shortlist was chosen … Continued

Two Heritage House books shortlisted for Victoria Book Prizes 2022

Heritage House is overjoyed to see two of our Indigenous children’s books on the shortlist for the 2022 City of Victoria Children’s Book Prize. The $5,000 prize, now in its 15th year, is awarded to a Greater Victoria author or illustrator for the best children’s book. Aggie and Mudgy: The Journey of Two Kaska Dena … Continued