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REPORTING · 12th May 2012
Walter McFarlane
Once again, the BC Book Prizes Tour came to the Kitimat Public Library on Wednesday, May 2nd so the public could meet British Columbian authors who have been nominated for awards.

“It’s great being back here in Kitimat,” Said Bryan Pike. “This is our ninth year of doing our BC Book Prize Tour and the Eighth year we’ve come to Kitimat.”

This year, they were able to do further legs to their tour, going even further North to Fort Nelson. They were also able to do a tour in the East Kootenays.

There were two authors this year. Pamela Porter spoke first about her book, I’ll Be Watching. The book is short listed for the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize. It is written based on the real life experiences of a friend of hers at the end of the depression and the start of the Second World War.

The second author was Charlotte Gill who wrote about her experiences tree planting in her novel, Eating Dirt. Her book is short listed for the Herbert Evans Non Fiction Prize and the Bill Duthie Bookseller’s Choice Award.