R.I.P Irene Howard (1922 – 2023)

“Irene Howard (left) wrote an important bio of  the first woman to be elected to Vancouver City Council. But she is probably best known for the memoir about her immigrant mining family.FULL STORY




Harpreet Singh Sekha

Punjabi author Harpreet Singh Sekha, based in Surrey, writes about gender inequality, social justice and the immigrant experience. His short… FULL STORY

Medicinal plants

Dan Jason lives on Salt Spring Island where he founded the mail-order seed company Salt Spring Seeds. He has written… FULL STORY

Daniel Gawthrop

The topics of Daniel Gawthrop’s last five non-fiction books range from AIDS activist Dr. Peter Jepson-Young, NDP Premier Mike Harcourt,… FULL STORY

Sally Quon

A disabled writer living in the Okanagan Valley, Sally Quon has published the collection of poems, Beauty Born of Pain… FULL STORY

Robin Ward

Long-time chroniclers of the urban environment in Metro Vancouver, Robin Ward and Harold Kalman have joined forces to produce a… FULL STORY

Dora Dueck

Return Stroke (CMU $20) is a collection of Dora Dueck’s creative non-fiction and gathers ten of the author’s personal essays… FULL STORY

The Brazilian man

Leesa Dean of Krestova, BC became so taken with a figure in an Elizabeth Bishop poem—a Brazilian man named Manuelzinho,“the… FULL STORY

Back to the Sixties

In playwright and author Caitlin Hicks’ new novel,  Kennedy Girl (Sunbury $19.95), it’s 1968 and Annie Shea, a girl with… FULL STORY

Thrive in truth

There’s rawness and vulnerability in Secwépemc rancher, poet, educator and cultural advisor Garry Gottfriedson’s latest collection, Bent Back Tongue (Caitlin… FULL STORY

On Bratislava

Governor General Award-winning poet, David Zieroth tells of trips to Bratislava, Slovakia and his affection for the place and friends… FULL STORY

For the love of …

What to do when you leave a long-time job and then shortly afterwards your long-time relationship ends? In the case… FULL STORY

Jayne & Ricci

Jayne Doxtater has a fulfilling career in aesthetics, two happy children and a loving marriage with the man she believes… FULL STORY

Vegetable power

Vesanto Melina (at right with Brenda Davis), a Vancouver-based registered dietitian, has written numerous books on being vegetarian as well… FULL STORY

Grazie, Graziana

Award-winning playwright and actress Lucia Frangione has released her debut novel, Grazie (Talonbooks $19.95) about a mother, Graziana who ends… FULL STORY

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