Williams and Robinson

Giller Prize-winner Ian Williams (l.) will be in conversation with the U.S.’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Marilyn Robinson on writing craft, themes and the power of fiction at the Vancouver Writers Fest. FULL STORY

Restoring democracies

September 04th, 2020

Victoria-based Jonathan Manthorpe fifth book, Restoring Democracy in an Age of Populists and Pestilence (Cormorant $24.95) outlines what is eroding the democracies in the Western world and provides solutions for fixing them. He names external influences from Russia and China as well as the internal pressures of income disparity as chief among the problems threatening the survival of many democratic systems. Manthorpe worked as a foreign correspondent, political reporter and international affairs columnist for nearly 40 years before he turned to writing books. His previous title, Claws of the Panda: Beijing’s Campaign of Influence and Intimidation in Canada (Cormorant 2019) was shortlisted for the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Award and was named as one of the Globe and Mail’s top 100 books of 2019. 978-1-77086-582-2

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