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Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize

The Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize, established in 1985, is awarded annually as the BC Book Prize for the best non-fiction book by a resident of British Columbia, Canada. [1]

Winners and finalists

  • 1985 David Ricardo Williams – Duff: A Life in the Law
    • Michael Kluckner – Vancouver The Way It Was
    • Daniel Raunet – Without Surrender, Without Consent
  • 1987 Doris ShadboltBill Reid
    • Philip Croft – Nature Diary of a Quiet Pedestrian
    • Sherrill MacLaren – Braehead
  • 1988 P. K. PageBrazilian Journal
    • Sandra DjwaThe Politics of the Imagination
    • Roy Minter – The White Pass
  • 1989 Robin Ridington – Trail To Heaven
    • Edith Iglauer – Fishing with John
    • Paul YeeSalt Water City
  • 1990 Philip Marchand – Marshall McLuhan
    • Stan PerskyBuddy's
    • Patricia Roy – A White Man's Province
  • 1991 Scott Watson – Jack Shadbolt
  • 1992 Rosemary NeeringDown The Road
    • Jean Barman – The West Beyond The West
    • Robin Fisher – Duff Patullo of British Columbia
  • 1993 Lynne Bowen – Muddling Through
    • Irene Howard – The Struggle For Social Justice in B. C.
    • Rolf Knight and Homer Stevens – Homer Stevens
  • 1994 Sharon Brown – Some Become Flowers
    • Arthur Mayse – My Father, My Friend
    • John Mills – Thank Your Mother for the Rabbits
  • 1995 Lisa Hobbs Birnie – Uncommon Will: The Death and Life of Sue Rodrigues
    • Denise ChongConcubine's Children
    • Rick Ouston – Finding Family
  • 1996 Claudia Cornwall – Letter From Vienna
    • Bev Christiansen – Too Good To Be True: Alcan's Kemano Completion Project
    • Sheryl Salloum – Underlying Vibrations: The Photography Of John Vanderpont
  • 1997 Catherine Lang – O-bon in Chimunesu
    • Deanna Kawatski – Clara and Me
    • Arthur J. Ray – I Have Lived Here Since the World Began
  • 1998 Suzanne Fournier and Ernie Crey – Stolen from Our Embrace
    • Richard BockingMighty River
    • Elizabeth Simpson – The Perfection of Hope
  • 2000 Rita Moir – Buffalo Jump: A Woman's Travels
    • Douglas Cole – Franz Boas: The Early Years, 1858-1906
    • James Delgado – Across the Top of the World: The Quest for the Northwest Passage
    • Margaret Horsfield – Cougar Annie's Garden
    • Andrea Lebowitz and Gillian Milton – Gilean Douglas: Writing Nature, Finding Home
  • 2001 Terry GlavinThe Last Great Sea
    • Hugh BrodyThe Other Side of Eden
    • Rosemary NeeringWild West Women
    • Harold Rhenisch – Tom Thomson's Shack
    • Patricia Van Tighem – The Bear's Embrace
  • 2002 Susan Crean – The Laughing One: A Journey to Emily Carr
    • Bart Campbell – The Door is Open
    • Stephen Hume – Off the Map
    • Ross A. Laird – Grain of Truth
    • Heather PringleThe Mummy Congress
  • 2003 Sandra Shields and David Campion – Where Fire Speaks: A Visit With the Himba
  • 2004 Maria TippettBill Reid: The Making of an Indian
    • Maria Coffey – Where the Mountain Casts Its Shadow: The Dark Side of Extreme Adventure
    • Pat Wastell Norris – High Boats: A Century of Salmon Remembered
    • Peter Steele – The Man Who Mapped the Arctic
    • Mark Zuehlke – The Gothic Line: Canada’s Month of Hell in World War II Italy
  • 2005 Charles MontgomeryThe Last Heathen
    • Katherine Gordon – The Slocan: Portrait of a Valley
    • Patrick LaneThere is a Season
    • Alan Twigg – First Invaders: The Literary Origins of British Columbia
    • Rex Weyler – Greenpeace: How a Group of Ecologists, Journalists and Visionaries Changed the World
  • 2006 Stan PerskyThe Short Version: An ABC Book
    • Michael Kluckner – Vanishing British Columbia
    • J. B. MacKinnon – Dead Man in Paradise
    • Rita Moir – Windshift Line
    • John VaillantThe Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed
  • 2007 Heather PringleThe Master Plan:Himmler's Scholars and the Holocaust
    • Karsten Heuer – Being Caribou: Five Months on Foot with an Arctic Herd
    • Eric Miller – The Reservoir
    • Harold Rhenisch – The Wolves at Evelyn: Journeys Through a Dark Century
    • Dan Zuberi – Differences That Matter: Social Policy and the Working Poor in the United States and Canada
  • 2008 Robert Bringhurst - Everywhere Being is Dancing
    • J.B. MacKinnon, Alisa Smith - The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating
    • Don Gayton - Interwoven Wild: An Ecologist Loose in the Garden
    • Theresa Kishkan - Phantom Limb
    • Patricia E. Roy - The Triumph of Citizenship: The Japanese and Chinese in Canada, 1941-67
  • 2009 Gabor Maté - In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction
    • Chris Wood - Dry Spring: The Coming Water Crisis of North America
    • Tim Lilburn - Going Home: Essays
    • Rex Weyler - The Jesus Sayings: The Quest for His Authentic Messay
    • Ronald Wright - What is America? A Short History of the New World Order
  • 2010 Lorna Crozier - Small Beneath the Sky: A Prairie Memoir
    • Brian Payton - The Ice Passage: A True Story of Ambition, Disaster, and Endurance in the Arctic Wilderness
    • Ehor Boyanowsky - Savage Gods, Silver Ghosts: In the Wild with Ted Hughes
    • Brian Brett - Trauma Farm: A Rebel History of Rural Life
    • Charles Demers - Vancouver Special
  • 2011 John Vaillant - The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival
    • Derek Lundy - Borderlands: Riding the Edge of America
    • Douglas Coupland - Marshall McLuhan
    • Morris Bates, Jim Brown - Morris as Elvis: Take a Chance on Life
    • Sarah Leavitt - Tangles: A Story about Alzheimer's, My Mother, and Me
  • 2013 Geoff Meggs and Rod Mickleburgh - The Art of the Impossible: Dave Barrett and the NDP in Power, 1972-1975 [2]
    • Luanne Armstrong - The Light Through the Trees: Reflections on Land and Farming
    • George Bowering - Pinboy
    • Sandra Djwa - Journey with No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page
    • Carol Shaben - Into the Abyss: How a Deadly Plane Crash Changes the Lives of a Pilot, a Politician, a Criminal and a Cop
  • 2014 David Stouck - Arthur Erickson: An Architect’s Life [3]
    • Arno Kopecky - The Oil Man and the Sea: Navigating the Northern Gateway
    • J.B. MacKinnon - The Once and Future World: Nature As It Was, As It Is, As It Could Be
    • Bev Sellars - They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential School
    • Jane Silcott - Everything Rustles
  • 2015 Eve Joseph - In the Slender Margin: The Intimate Strangeness of Death and Dying [4]
    • Nancy Turner - Ancient Pathways, Ancestral Knowledge: Ethnobotany and Ecological Wisdom of Indigenous Peoples of Northwestern North America
    • Barry M. Gough - The Elusive Mr. Pond: The Soldier, Fur Trader and Explorer Who Opened the Northwest
    • Kevin Chong - Northern Dancer: The Legendary Horse That Inspired a Nation
    • Julie Angus - Olive Odyssey: Searching for the Secrets of the Fruit That Seduced the World


  1. ^ Joanna Karaplis (Jan 5, 2010). The Canadian Writer's Market, 18th Edition. Random House Digital, Inc. p. 323. 
  2. ^ "The Globe’s Mickleburgh, co-author Meggs win B.C. book prize". The Globe and Mail. May 5, 2013. Retrieved May 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ Marsha Lederman (May 5, 2014). "Arthur Erickson biography claims pair of B.C. Book Prizes". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
  4. ^ Shawn Conner (April 27, 2015). "Vancouver Writers Take Home B.C. Book Prizes". Inside Vancouver. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 

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  • Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize
  • BC Book Prizes
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