A Good Day
We are delighted and humbled that Surrey: A City of Stories has been named as a finalist in the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional prize category, part of BC Book Prizes 2018.
Place is built as much on layers of stories as it is on landscape or building fabric, and we worked hard to mine the archives for stories and images that would resonate with readers and reflect the pride with which Surrey citizens view their growing city.
A big shout-out to book designer Bill Glasgow, of William Glasgow Design in Abbotsford, BC. Book designers are the unsung heroes of book land, creative and innovative souls who labour out of the limelight to make our words pop on the page. Bill is the consummate collaborator who grasps and extends our vision while wrestling both disparate images and gorgeous archivals onto the page and into a coherent and beautiful whole.
Great big thanks to Ryan Gallagher and his team at the Surrey Archives.
Winners will be announced May 4, 2018 at the 34th Annual Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prizes Gala in Vancouver.
More information can be found here 2018 BC Book Prizes Shortlists Announced