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December 5, 2016
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Robbie Robertson
Hardcover | Nov 2016
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
J K Rowling
Hardcover | Nov 2016
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Governor General's Literary Awards and Man Booker Prize 2016 Announced
Today was a big day in the world of literary awards. This morning, the winners of this year's Governor General's Literary Awards were announced, with Madeleine Thien's Do Not Say We Have Nothing named the winner of the fiction prize. You can take a look at the other winners below. Thien's novel was also a shortlist selection for this year's Man Booker Prize, and is a shortlist selection for this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize, to be announced November 7th.

The English-language winners of this year's Governor General's Literary Awards are:

  • Fiction: Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien
  • Nonfiction: A World We Have Lost: Saskatchewan Before 1905 by Bill Waiser
  • Poetry: The Waking Comes Late by Steven Heighton
  • Young People's Literature (text): Calvin by Martine Leavitt
  • Young People's Literature (illustrated books): Tokyo Digs a Garden by Jon-Erik Lappano and Kellen Hatanaka
  • Translation (French to English): The Party Wall translated by Lazer Lederhendler, written by Catherine Leroux
  • Drama: Pig Girl by Colleen Murphy
This afternoon, the winner of this year's Man Booker Prize was announced at a gala celebration in London. Paul Beatty's The Sellout beat out five other shortlist contenders, including Madeleine Thien's Do Not Say We Have Nothing, David Szalay's All That Man Is, Ottessa Moshfegh's Eileen, Graeme Macrae Burnet's His Bloody Project, and Deborah Levy's Hot Milk.

Congratulations to all the winners of this year's literary awards announced so far. Remember, you can find all of the nominees and winners in-store at Bolen Books. 

Our Next Upcoming Author Event
Here's a look at the next guest speaker on our events list..

An Evening of Victoria's Local History
NOVEMBER 7th | 7:00 PM
Free to attend. Books will be available for purchase.


Bolen Books is thrilled to be partnering with TouchWood Edition book publishers to present an evening of new books and local history, featuring three fantastic historians/authors exploring Victoria's (and Vancouver Island's) fascinating history. We'll be welcoming Nick Russell, author of Glorious Victorians and Victoria: Then and Now, who will be presenting his latest work, Glorious Victorian Homes - an in-depth look at Victorian's breathtaking architectural landmarks. He'll be joined by Glen A. Mofford, author of Aqua Vitae: A History of the Saloons and Hotel Bars of Victoria, 1851-1917 - a popular history of Victoria's drinking establishments in their heyday. Dr. Martha Black will be discussing Treasures of the Royal British Columbia Museum, which features a beautiful photographic presentation of some of our museum's most iconic collections and exhibitions. 

We can't wait for this truly outstanding and unique event to take place. Here are the key details if you want to come check it out..

Where? In store at Bolen Books in Hillside Centre. When? Monday, November 7th at 7:00 PM. How much does it cost? It's free to attend. We'll have plenty of copies of the books available for purchase.

This event is a presentation of Bolen Books and TouchWood Editions.

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