Kit Pearson, an alumnus of UBC’s School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS) has been awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s B.C. Book Award for Literary Excellence. In her fantasy and historical fiction, Pearson looks to the War of 1812, to Alberta in 1949, and to Mayne Island in the 1930s. She sees children as residents of the past who are largely overlooked.
This is the second year running that an SLAIS alum has won this award. SLAIS alumnus Sarah Ellis received the Lieutenant Governor’s award for Literary Excellence in 2013. Click here for more info.