Book Prize for Ridge writer

Maple Ridge writer wins a B.C. Book Prize for best illustrated book written for children.

Annette LeBox (back row

Annette LeBox (back row

Maple Ridge writer Annette LeBox has received a B.C. Book Prize.

The 32nd annual Lieutenant Governor’s B.C. Book Prizes Gala took place on April 30 at Government House in Victoria with British Columbia’s Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Judith Guichon, OBC, in attendance.

LeBox won the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize for the best illustrated book written for children, along with illustrator Stephanie Graegin for her book Peace is an Offering.

Peace Is An Offering is a poem that LeBox wrote just after the terrorist attacks of 9-11.

A total of $14,000 in prize money is awarded, $2,000 for each prize.

The recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for literary excellence in the province receives $5,000 on behalf of the Government House Foundation.

The B.C. Book Prizes were established in 1985 to celebrate the achievements of British Columbia writers and publishers. The prizes are administered and awarded by the West Coast Book Prize Society, a non-profit society that represents all facets of the publishing and writing community.

• For more information call 604.687.2405 or go to bcbookprizes.ca.