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


Ryga Award shortlist

The five B.C. authors shortlisted for the 2021 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature are: Jean Barman for… FULL STORY

Bonnie Sherr Klein

Bonnie Sherr Klein (right, photo courtesy of NFB) was born in Philadelphia on April 1, 1941 and immigrated to Canada… FULL STORY

Perilous times

After receiving award nominations for his first two books of short stories, retired journalist, Don McLellan has released his third… FULL STORY

Memoir as poetry

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

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