Evolution of a B.C. trilogy

“Brett Grubisic’s (left) River Bend Trilogy novels are set in a fictional town on the Fraser River, based on Mission, B.C. where he grew up. Here, we learn other ways the titles are linked.” FULL STORY


London noir

Author, actor and now Vancouver Public Library’s Fall 2021 writer in residence, C.C. Humphreys has published One London Day (Library… FULL STORY

Queer gothic

Backed by some pretty serious academic credentials (Canada Research Chair in Philosophy at UBC, PhD from Trinity College, Cambridge and… FULL STORY

The silent woman

Shashi Bhat of New Westminster and editor-in-chief of EVENT magazine has published her second novel, The Most Precious Substance on… FULL STORY

W is for Wang

At 18, Isabella Wang was the youngest writer to be shortlisted twice for The New Quarterly’s Edna Staebler Essay Contest. Her… FULL STORY

Outrunning sadness

The old adage is that in the “natural order” parents die before their children. Rita Moir explores her family history… FULL STORY

The gritty West End

Once home to Vancouver’s first upscale locale, by the early 1900s the West End had morphed into a middle-class residential… FULL STORY

The rat temple

In her latest kidlit title Valley of the Rats (Cormorant 13.95), for ages 9 to 12, Mahtab Narsimhan tells the… FULL STORY

On the run

Most people think “Bonnie and Clyde” when they hear of Depression-era, bank-robbing lovers. But there were other marauding couples during… FULL STORY

The bat & the moose

Bats are nocturnal but not young Bailey who hears cries one morning outside his colony’ s tree roost. Against his… FULL STORY

China’s world disorder

Vancouver-based journalist, Joanna Chui has written China Unbound: A New World Disorder (House of Anansi $24.99) chronicling China’s moves to… FULL STORY

Tying up life’s loose ends

In Christina Myers’s second title, The List of Last Chances (Caitlin $22.95) her fictional character, thirty-something Ruthie is unemployed, newly… FULL STORY


In his debut collection of poems All the Broken Things (Anvil $18), Geoff Inverarity writes of the fragility of friendships,… FULL STORY

Queering healthcare

Research shows what LGBTQ+ communities have long known: that they face health disparities linked to societal stigma, discrimination and denial… FULL STORY

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