R.I.P. Alice Munro (1931 – 2024)

“Compared to Anton Chekhov for her peerless short stories for which she won a Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013, Alice Munro (left) has died.FULL STORY



Goodbye Octopii

The first location of Octopus Books was opened in 1977 by P.R. Brown and her partner Jules Comeault. It quickly… FULL STORY

John Wilson

John Wilson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1951, of parents who had recently returned from a life in India…. FULL STORY

Ann Eriksson

2010 was proclaimed The Year of Biodiversity by the UN. It’s a particularly appropriate time for Ann Eriksson’s third novel,… FULL STORY

Noam Chomsky

On the wall in Noam Chomsky’s book-strewn office at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston there is a large… FULL STORY

W.O. Mitchell

This article is written by Maria Pavlik who interviewed W.O. Mitchell at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver in 1990 when he… FULL STORY

Pierre Coupey

The North Van-dals [This interview with Pierre Coupey was prepared for Moodyville, a 2009 issue of The Capilano Review, about… FULL STORY

The Bad Trips anthology

[This article about the anthology Bad Trips edited by Keath Fraser appeared originally in Canada India Village Aid’s 20th Anniversary… FULL STORY

Betty Keller

For seven summers Betty Keller has placed her own writing career on hold to mastermind one of the most successful… FULL STORY

D&M Acquires New Society

Vancouver, Canada – June 3, 2008: Douglas & McIntyre Publishing Group (D&M) is delighted to announce the acquisition of British… FULL STORY

Jane Barker Wright

Jane Barker Wright’s second novel The Understanding arises from the personalities of Solly and Isobel, two modern idealists. Solly was… FULL STORY

Eric Wilson

ERIC WILSON was born in Ottawa in 1940. As a teacher in BC he began to write for reluctant readers… FULL STORY

Howard White

Howard White was raised on Nelson Island in a gyppo logging camp. "I grew up pitying poor city boys, "… FULL STORY

Ann Walsh

In his old age, Tolstoy dismissed War & Peace and Anna Karenina as bourgeois entertainment and decided it was better… FULL STORY

Peter Trower

PETER TROWER was born at St. Leonard's-on-Sea, England, in 1930. He immigrated to British Columbia at age ten, following the… FULL STORY

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