Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award and Vatel (film)

The Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award is a literary prize awarded annually by the BC Book Prizes for the "best book in terms of public appeal, initiative, design, production and content." The prize is shared by the author and publisher. To qualify, the publisher must be located in British Columbia or the Yukon and in full creative control (editing, design and production). The winner, unlike the other prizes which are determined by judges, is selected by ballot sent to bookstores across the province of British Columbia.

Contents 1 History 2 Winners and Finalists 3 References 4 External links


The award is named in honour of BC bookseller Bill Duthie who founded Duthie's Books in 1957. It was first awarded in 1985 and was one of the original four prizes awarded by the BC Book Prizes. The prize used to be called "BC Booksellers' Choice Award in Honour of Bill Duthie" but the name was simplified in 2010 to align with the other BC Book Prizes. Winners and Finalists 1985 Islands Protection Society - Islands at the Edge (Douglas & McIntyre) Hilary Stewart - Cedar (Douglas & McIntyre) John Edwards - The Roman Cookery of Apicius (Hartley & Marks) 1986 Cameron Young et al, - The Forests of British Columbia (Whitecap Books) John Adams and Becky Thomas - Floating Schools and Frozen Inkwells (Harbour Publishing) Philip Hersee - Vancouver: Touch The Magic (self-published) 1987 Doris Shadbolt - Bill Reid (Douglas & McIntyre) Philip Croft - Nature Diary of a Quiet Pedestrian (Harbour Publishing) Ruth Kirk - Wisdom of the Elders (Douglas & McIntyre) 1988 Hilary Stewart - The Adventures and Sufferings of John R. Jewitt (Douglas & McIntyre) Rick Hansen, Jim Taylor - Rick Hansen: Man In Motion (Douglas & McIntyre) Howard White, Jim Spilsbury - Spilsbury’s Coast (Harbour Publishing) 1989 Michael M'Gonigle, Wendy Wickwire - Stein: The Way of the River (Talonbooks) Bruce Hutchison - A Life In The Country (Douglas & McIntyre) Joe Garner - Never Chop Your Rope (Cinnabar Press) 1990 Western Canada Wilderness Committee - Carmanah (Western Canada Wilderness Committee) Paul St. Pierre - Chilcotin & Beyond (Douglas & McIntyre) Bob Herger, Rosemary Neering - The Coast Of British Columbia (Whitecap Books) 1991 Michael Kluckner - Vanishing Vancouver (Whitecap Books) Jim Spilsbury - Spilsbury’s Album (Harbour Publishing) Jack Webster - Webster! (Douglas & McIntyre) 1992 Robert Bringhurst and Ulli Steltzer (photographer) - The Black Canoe: Bill Reid and the Spirit of Hakla Gwaii (Douglas & McIntyre) Liv Kennedy - Coastal Villages (Harbour Publishing) Bruce Obee, Tim Fitzharris - Coastal Wildlife of British Columbia (Whitecap Books) 1993 Nick Bantock - Sabine's Notebook (Chronicle Books) Terry Glavin and the Nemiah Valley Peoples - Nemiah: The Unconquered Country (New Star Books) Bruce MacDonald - Vancouver: A Visual History (Talonbooks) 1994 Alan Haig-Brown - Fishing for a Living (Harbour Publishing) Diane Swanson - The Emerald Sea (Whitecap Books) Clayton Mack - Grizzlies & White Guys (Harbour Publishing) 1995 Robert Davidson, Ulli Steltzer - Eagle Transforming (Douglas & McIntyre) Tom Henry - The Good Company (Harbour Publishing) Rosalind MacPhee - Picasso’s Women (Douglas & McIntyre) 1996 Bill Richardson - Bachelor Brothers' Bed and Breakfast Pillow Book (Douglas & McIntyre) Candace Savage - Bird Brains: The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies, and Jays (Greystone Books) Ken Drushka - HR: A Biography of H. R. MacMillan (Harbour Publishing) 1997 Richard Cannings, Sydney Cannings - British Columbia: A Natural History (Greystone Books) Bruce Obee - Over Beautiful British Columbia: An Aerial Adventure (Beautiful British Columbia Magazine) Maria Coffey - Sailing Back in Time (Whitecap Books) 1998 Ian McAllister, Karen McAllister, Cameron Young - The Great Bear Rainforest (Harbour Publishing) Keith Keller - Dangerous Waters (Harbour Publishing) Ian Gill - Haida Gwaii (Raincoast Books) 1999 Tom Henry - Westcoasters: Boats that Built BC (Harbour Publishing) Wade Davis - The Clouded Leopard (Douglas & McIntyre) Chris Jaksa, Lynn Tanod - Guiding Lights: BC’s Lighthouses and their Keepers (Harbour Publishing) 2000 Derek Hayes - Historical Atlas of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest (Douglas & McIntyre) Faith Moosang - First Son: Portraits by C. D. Hoy (Arsenal Pulp/Presentation House Gallery) Lilia D'Acres, Don Luxton - Lions Gate (Talonbooks) John Baldwin - Mountains of the Coast (Harbour Publishing) Kenneth Macrae Leighton - Oar & Sail: An Odyssey of the West Coast (Creekstone Press) 2001 Dan Francis - The Encyclopedia of British Columbia (Harbour Publishing) Patricia Van Tighem - The Bear’s Embrace (Anchor) Douglas Coupland - City of Glass (Douglas & McIntyre) Terry Glavin - The Last Great Sea (Greystone Books) Rosemary Neering - Wild West Women (Whitecap Books) 2002 Terry Reksten - Illustrated History of BC (Douglas & McIntyre) Will Ferguson, Ian Ferguson - How to Be a Canadian (Douglas & McIntyre) Wade Davis - Light at the Edge of the World (Douglas & McIntyre) Rick Blacklaws, Diana French - Ranchland (Harbour Publishing) Keith Thor Carlson, Colin Duffield, Albert (Sonny) McHalsie, Jan Perrier, Leeanna Lynn Rhodes, David M. Schaepe and David Smith - A Stó:lo–Coast Salish Historical Atlas (Douglas & McIntyre / University of Washington Press / Stó:lo Heritage Trust) 2003 Robb Douglas, Peter A. Robson, Betty Keller - Skookum Tugs: British Columbia's Working Tugboats (Harbour Publishing) Bill Richardson - Dear Sad Goat (Douglas & McIntyre) Ian Thom - E. J. Hughes (Douglas & McIntyre) Derek Hayes - Historical Atlas of Canada (Douglas & McIntyre) Alison Watt - The Last Island: A Naturalist’s Sojourn on Triangle Island (Harbour Publishing) 2004 R. Samuel Bawif - The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake, 1577-1580 (Douglas & McIntyre) Doreen Armitage - From the Wheelhouse: Tug Boaters Tell Their Own Stories (Harbour Publishing) Bill Proctor and Yvonne Maximchuk - Full Moon, Flood Tide: Bill Proctor’s Raincoast(Harbour Publishing) David Nunuk - Natural Light: Visions of British Columbia (Harbour Publishing) Andrew Scott - Painter, Paddler: The Art and Adventures of Stewart Marshall (TouchWood Editions) 2005 Harvey Thommasen, Kevin Hutchings, R. Wayne Campbell, Mark Hume - Birds of the Raincoast: Habits and Habitat (Harbour Publishing) Anny Scoones - Home: Tales of a Heritage Farm (Hedgerow Press) Stephen Hume - Raincoast Chronicles 20: Lilies and Fireweed: Frontier Women of British Columbia (Harbour Publishing) Douglas Coupland - Souvenir of Canada 2 (Douglas & McIntyre) David Suzuki and Wayne Grady - Tree: A Life Story (Greystone Books) 2006 James P. Delgado - Waterfront: The Illustrated Maritime Story of Greater Vancouver (Stanton Atkins & Dosil Publishers) Sheila Harrington, Judith Stevenson, and Kathy Dunster - Islands in the Salish Sea: A Community Atlas (TouchWood Editions) Andy Lamb, Bernard Hanby - Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest (Harbour Publishing) Douglas Coupland - Terry (Douglas & McIntyre) Juri Peepre and Sarah Locke - Three Rivers: The Yukon’s Great Boreal Wilderness (Harbour Publishing) 2007 David Suzuki - David Suzuki: The Autobiography (Greystone Books) Lynne Van Luven (editor) - Nobody’s Mother: Life Without Kids (TouchWood Editions) Daina Augaitus, Lucille Bell, Nika Collison, Vince Collison, Robert Davidson, Jacqueline Gijssen, Guujaw, Marianne Jones, Peter Macnair, Bill Reid, Isabel Rorick, Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, Don Yoemans - Raven Travelling: Two Centuries of Haida Art (Douglas & McIntyre) Michael Kluckner - Vancouver Remembered (Whitecap Books) Sylvia Olsen - Yetsa’s Sweater (Sono Nis Press) 2008 Ian McAllister - The Last Wild Wolves: Ghosts of the Great Bear Rainforest (Greystone Books) Mike McCardell - The Blue Flames that Keep Us Warm: Mike McCardell’s Favourite Stories (Harbour Publishing) Grant Arnold, Michael Turner - Fred Herzog: Vancouver Photographs (Douglas & McIntyre) Ishmael Beah - A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier (Douglas & McIntyre) Chris Harris - Spirit In the Grass: The Cariboo Chilcotin’s Forgotten Landscape (Country Light Publishing) 2009 Stephen R. Bown – Madness, Betrayal and the Lash: The Epic Voyage of Captain George Vancouver (Douglas & McIntyre) Jean Barman – British Columbia: Spirit of the People (Harbour Publishing) Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas – Flight of the Hummingbird: A Parable for the Environment (Greystone Books) Cathy Converse – Following the Curve of Time: The Legendary M. Wylie Blanchet (TouchWood Editions) Andrew Nikiforuk – Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent (Greystone Books) 2010 Brian Brett – Trauma Farm: A Rebel History of Rural Life (Greystone Books) Andrew Scott - Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names: A Complete Reference to Coastal British Columbia (Harbour Publishing) Dal Richards with Jim Taylor - One More Time: The Dal Richards Story (Harbour Publishing) Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas - Red: A Haida Manga (Douglas & McIntyre) Masako Fukawa, Stanley Fukawa - Spirit of the Nikkei Fleet: BC’s Japanese Canadian Fishermen (Harbour Publishing) 2011 Grant Lawrence – Adventures in Solitude: What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck and Other Stories from Desolation Sound (Harbour Publishing) Zsuzsi Gartner (editor) - Darwin's Bastards: Astounding Tales from Tomorrow (Douglas & McIntyre) Ross King - Defiant Spirits: The Modernist Revolution of the Group of Seven (Douglas & McIntyre, co-published with McMichael Canadian Art Collection) Gary Kent, illustrated by Kim La Fave - Fishing with Gubby (Harbour Publishing) Robert Budd - Voices of British Columbia: Stories from Our Frontier (Douglas & McIntyre) 2012 Chuck Davis – The Chuck Davis History of Metropolitan Vancouver (Harbour Publishing) Charlotte Gill - Eating Dirt (Greystone Books in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation) Fred Herzog - Fred Herzog: Photographs

Vatel (film) and Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award

Vatel is a 2000 English-language film based on the life of 17th-century French chef François Vatel, directed by Roland Joffé, translated by Tom Stoppard, and starring Gérard Depardieu, Uma Thurman and Tim Roth. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Art Direction - Set Decoration. A French-Belgian-British production, the film opened the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.

Contents 1 Plot 2 Cast 3 References 4 External links


The film takes place in 1671. In the prelude to the Franco-Dutch War, a financially struggling Louis II de Bourbon, Prince de Condé is visited by King Louis XIV for three days of festivities at the Château de Chantilly.. The prince wants a commission as a general, and spares no expense in order to impress the king. In charge of organizing the event is François Vatel, Master of Festivities and Pleasures in the prince's household. Vatel is a man of great honor and talent, but of low birth. As the great Condé is prepared to do anything in his quest for stature, the tasks assigned to Vatel are often menial and dishonourable. While Vatel tries to sustain dignity amidst the extravaganza he is meant to orchestrate, he finds himself in love with Anne de Montausier, the king's latest lover, who returns his affections. However, due to their incompatible social standing and the rigid hierarchy of the court, continuing the liaison is clearly impossible. The movie ends with Vatel realizing that he is nothing more than a puppet in the hands of his superiors, bought and sold like a piece of property: he consequently commits suicide. Vatel throws himself on his sword because the roast was not sufficient to feed several unexpected guests, the clouds dulled the fireworks display and he lacked confidence that there would be enough fish for the morning meal. Anne de Montausier is grief-stricken upon hearing the news but she must not speak of it. In doing so, she flees the court quietly and no one ever knew about her and Vatel. Cast Gérard Depardieu : François Vatel Uma Thurman : Anne de Montausier Tim Roth : Marquis of Lauzun Timothy Spall : Gourville Julian Glover : Prince of Condé Julian Sands : Louis XIV Murray Lachlan Young : Philippe I, Duke of Orléans Hywel Bennett : Colbert Richard Griffiths : Dr. Bourdelot Arielle Dombasle : Princess of Condé Claire-Clémence de Maillé-Brézé Marine Delterme : Athenaïs de Montespan Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu : Duchesse de Longueville Jérôme Pradon : Marquis d'Effiat Féodor Atkine : Alcalet Nathalie Cerda : Maria Theresa of Spain Emilie Ohana : Louise de la Vallière Sébastien Davis : Demaury Natacha Koutchoumov : servant of Anne de Montausier
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