Two instructors with UVic’s Department of Writing are in the spotlight, this time as shortlisters for the seventh annual City of Victoria Butler Book Prize.

Former Victoria poet laureate Carla Funk and journalist Stephen Hume are both nominated for the Butler—Funk for her book of poetry, apologetic, and Hume for his nonfiction work, A Walk with the Rainy Sisters: In Praise of B.C.’s Places. Also on the short-list is writing UVic Professor Emeritus Jack Hodgins, for The Master of Happy Endings.

The winning author will receive $5,000 and will be announced at the awards gala to be held at the Union Club of Victoria on October 12. For more information, visit the Victoria Book Prizes Society.

Previous UVic winners include MFA candidate Frances Backhouse (Children of the Klondike), Patrick Lane (Red Dog, Red Dog) and Bill Gaston (Gargoyles).