Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival: 2020 Book Awards

Rocky Mountain Books is thrilled to have three books nominated as finalists for the upcoming book awards during this year’s Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival!

As a key program of Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival, the Book Competition is an internationally recognized literary competition that celebrates mountain literature in all its forms.  Over $20,000 in cash is awarded annually with 8 awards selected by an international jury of writers, adventurers and editors.  The short list of category award winners eligible for the Grand Prize is announced in October every year.  This year, the Grand Prize will be announced on Thursday, November 5 at the Festival and category awards will be presented to winning authors.

RMB would like to give a HUGE congrats to RMB authors David Smart (Emilio Comici: Angel of the Dolomites)Scott Forsyth (The Wild Coasts of Canada), and Gay Bradshaw (Talking with Bears: Conversations with Charlie Russell) for their nominations as finalists for the Banff Mountain Book Awards. We would also like to congratulate Bernadette McDonald (Winter 8000: Climbing the World’s Highest Mountains in the Coldest Season (Mountaineers Books (USA, 2020)/ Vertebrate Publishing (UK, 2020)) for her nomination!

This is truly a rad list of books. We’re really looking forward to the results and we are honoured to once again be sponsoring the Climbing Literature Award ($2000)! Stay tuned!