George Ryga Award 2020 shortlist

Five books have been shortlisted for the George Ryga Award (pictured at left) about Aboriginal rights, the labour movement, environmental concerns and immigrant experiences. FULL STORY

Affordability on Knight’s streets

January 29th, 2018

Affordability has always been a housing issue in Vancouver. Having guided the 40th anniversary anthology for Room magazine into print, Room editor Chelene Knight is releasing her second book, Dear Current Occupant (BookThug $20), recalling the twenty houses in East Vancouver in which she lived with her mother and brother while growing up as mixed East Indian/Black child and teen.  Now by peering through windows into remembered spaces, she has produced a series of letters addressed to current occupants to deconstruct her past. Literary star on the rise Carleigh Baker calls it a love song to East Vancouver and a map of scars, “and, as everyone knows, scars make for good storytelling.”  9781771663908

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