Lucille Campey wins BACS Prix du Quebec 2016

Lucille Campey wins BACS Prix du Quebec 2016

Posted on April 26 by Kyle in Awards
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Lucille Campey, author of Atlantic Canada’s Irish Immigrants, and numerous other Canadian historical titles, has been awarded the BACS Prix du Quebec 2016 as an independent scholar. 

The first book in Campey’s Irish Immigrants trilogy challenges the view that the Irish immigrant saga was primarily driven by dire events in Ireland. Lucille Campey’s groundbreaking work redraws the picture of early Irish settlement in Atlantic Canada. Campey is an expert in early British immigration to Canada, and has written eleven books on the subject. The next book will feature the history of Irish immigrants in Ontario and Quebec.

The BACS Prix du Quebec consists of two awards of £1,000 each, one for researchers and academic staff, and the other for students in their final year of studies. The prize is aimed at helping author Lucille Campey with travel and accommodation costs while researching her next book in the trilogy.

The award was presented by the Government of Quebec on Friday, April 22nd at the BACS 2016 annual conference, held at the British Library in London, UK.