Immigrant story shortlisted for Rubery

A man leaves his family in Japan to work in Canada, only to be confined in a WW2 internment camp. What happens next is the subject of a shortlisted novel by Kunio Yamagishi (left). FULL STORY

Mark Leiren-Young wearing one of his favourite t-shirts.


Orca-strations

It was love at first splash when Mark Leiren-Young met Granny, a hundred-year old orca that he wrote about for a documentary and a book.

He also wrote, Orcas Everywhere: The Mystery and History of Killer Whales (Orca $24.95) for young people, inspired by the idea Orca whales live in every ocean on earth. This essay tells how they captured his heart. FULL STORY

Family trees

“What are families other than fictions?” asks one of Michael Christie’s characters. “And like all stories, families are not born,… FULL STORY

Highway murder

You know a novel is working when you are disappointed when it ends—and you would prefer to remain in the… FULL STORY

A self-propelled man

His memoir, Lines on a Map, has been shortlisted for the Banff Mountain Book Competition in the Adventure Travel category…. FULL STORY

Ursus arctos horribilis

Averse to anthropomorphizing “Coola” and “Grinder,” Shelley Hrdlitschka and Rae Schidlo put the pair in the spotlight for conservationist principles…. FULL STORY

Tales from North of 60

Reviewer Paul Falardeau says Van Camp’s tone is conversational, whether hearing a tape recording or the gossip of aunties, we… FULL STORY

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