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


The lost Joey

Squamish-based Wendy Winter has written her debut children’s book, Where’s My Joey? (Self-published $7.78), with illustrations by Roxana Antochi. It’s… FULL STORY

A tragic life

With access to court transcripts and many related documents, Helen Webster has written the true story of four-year-old Susan who… FULL STORY

Adventures in bookstores

For those wishing to tour Metro Vancouver’s book culture through secondhand and antiquarian bookstores, there’s an updated guide, Secondhand and… FULL STORY

Marrying up

Michael Tregebov’s Winnipeg-based novels continue with The Renter (New Star $18), the story of a young Jewish man in the… FULL STORY

Hidden desires

Having written books in many genres, Jen SookFong Lee will release her debut collection of poems in April, The Shadow… FULL STORY

Getting clean

In her 11th title (including two craft cookbooks), Stranded (Orca Soundings $10.95) Jocelyn Shipley writes about Kipp whose life keeps… FULL STORY


Hassan Al Kontar was a young Syrian working in the UAE in 2011 when civil war broke out in his… FULL STORY

The wonder of frogs

Author and illustrator, Scot Ritchie’s new kidlit picture book Lilliana and the Frogs (Harbour $22.95) is about a young frog-lover… FULL STORY

Down on the farm

Linda Thompson grew up on a cattle and potato farm in the Pemberton Valley. As an adult, she has lived… FULL STORY

Nature’s wisdom

Award-winning storyteller Nicola I. Campbell takes young readers on a journey of discovery through the wilderness in Stand Like a… FULL STORY

The ‘burbs

Taryn Hubbard’s first collection of poems, Desire Path (Talonbooks $16.95) speaks to the urge to explore home in the suburbs;… FULL STORY

Fox the potter

One of B.C.’s senior potters, Mary Fox has written: My Life as a Potter: Stories and Techniques (Harbour $44.95), part… FULL STORY

Able to lead

Victoria-based Benjamin Isitt has co-authored with Ravi Malhotra Able to Lead: Disablement, Radicalism, and the Political Life of E.T. Kingsley… FULL STORY

Odyssey across Canada

Magda’s Odyssey (Gracesprings Collective $21.95), Deanna Kawatski’s eighth book, is a YA novel about a 14-year-old girl who sets off across… FULL STORY

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