Memoir as poetry

Sharon Thesen (l.) collaborated with wig-maker Janet Gallant to write a long poem about Gallant’s life after her mother left her with an abusive father at age three and later finding out she was bi-racial. FULL STORY


Memoir as poetry

Sharon Thesen has co-authored with Janet Gallant a long poem about Gallant’s life, The Wig-Maker (New Star $16), due out… FULL STORY

2020 WCJ book awards

The B.C. winners at the Western Canada Jewish Book Awards this year include: Rhea Tregabov (right), who took the Nancy… FULL STORY

Selby gets U.S. recognition

Cranbrook public librarian and BC BookWorld reviewer Mike Selby’s (right) book Freedom Libraries: The Untold Story of Libraries for African… FULL STORY

The ecstasy of Michelle Good

The phenomenon of truthfully representing Indigenous realities in Canada started with Summerland playwright George Ryga’s The Ecstasy of Rita Joe,… FULL STORY

Hope is an activist

How Hope Became an Activist (Dixi Books UK $19.99) is George Johnson’s picture book for kids about sweat-shop labour and… FULL STORY

The great Mifflin Gibbs

The first non-fiction book about B.C.’s black pioneers, Crawford Kilian’s (pictured at right) Go Do Some Great Thing (Harbour $26.95), concentrates… FULL STORY

Chow celebration

When award-winning author, historian and multicultural champion Lily Chow announced she would be retiring from the New Pathways to Gold… FULL STORY

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