Mynett wins the Ryga Award

Geoff Mynett’s (left) deeply-researched book on a doctor who brought medical care & the first hospital to Northern B.C. in the early 1900s, has won the George Ryga Award for social awareness in literature. FULL STORY


A Syrian meal for cheer

Vancouver author, activist and former Syrian refugee, Danny Ramadan has published his first children’s book, Salma the Syrian Chef (Annick… FULL STORY

Oy Vey! shortlist

Susin Nielsen’s Princess Puffybottom and Darryl (Penguin Random House $21.99) has been shortlisted for a 2020 Joan Betty Stuchner –… FULL STORY

The River Answers

Bowen Island poet Jude Neale’s eighth collection of poems, The River Answers (Ekstasis $23.95) is “full of questions that make… FULL STORY

Battling Great Old Ones

Monsters! Mini-subs! H.P. Lovecraft reading poetry at Pender Harbour’s Egmont pub on open mic night! These all feature in David… FULL STORY

Big reader

A lifelong reader of books, always with a book on the go, Victoria-based Susan Olding has written a collection of… FULL STORY

Beat reading

Deep Cove author, Trevor Carolan is set to be part of a new YouTube Spotlight concert series when he livestreams… FULL STORY

Mountain culture

Kamloops-based George M. Johnson has published his second picture book for kids, Marisa and the Mountains (Simply Read $21.95) about… FULL STORY

Surfer dude

Photographer Marcus Paladino struggles to explain in words why he specializes in taking pictures of surfers on Vancouver Island’s west… FULL STORY

Teenage friendship

Vancouver Island-based LS Stone’s debut YA novel, What’s in it for Me? (Rebel Mountain $13.95) is about teen friends, Nick and Trevor… FULL STORY

Loneliness and alcohol

Burnaby’s Aidan Chafe follows up his first collection of poetry Short Histories of Light (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016) with Gospel Drunk (University of Alberta… FULL STORY

Informed consent

Christine Quintana has written Selfie (Playwrights Canada $17.95) about how sexual assault against minors can happen in any community. “The… FULL STORY

Solidarity forever

It’s been almost four decades since tens of thousands of British Columbians marched and held candle light vigils to protest… FULL STORY

Nature’s magic

Salt Spring Islander Sarah Grindler has followed up her 2019 kidlit title Seaside Treasures: A Guidebook for Little Beachcombers with… FULL STORY

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