Florence, Dante and Me

In the early 1960s, when all things European were hip, a UBC student went to Italy for a year to study Dante. His letters home are the subject of a new book. Review by Beverly Cramp. FULL STORY

FRONT PAGE

Fidel and me

She tells the story of how her father Fred Brown became head of Havana University’s philosophy department after she asked… FULL STORY

Highways to tell

Three veins of history are the Hope-Princeton, the forgotten Big Bend Highway and the Fraser Canyon. Review by Dan Francis…. FULL STORY

Joan Skogan (1945-2017)

An intrepid researcher and a conscientious writer, she will be much missed by those who knew her fascinating, passionate nature…. FULL STORY

Jim Wong-Chu (1949-2017)

Jim Wong-Chu was a serious and determined figure dubbed the Moses of Chinese Canadian writing. Chinese Canadians weren’t granted the… FULL STORY

A Cariboo concoction

Birchwater’s beat extends past the Chilcotin plateau, down the old Nuxalk-Dakelh grease trail to Bella Coola. REVIEW: Chilcotin Chronicles: Stories… FULL STORY

Perfection is hard work

Andrew Scott traces the proliferation of utopian societies–and some demonic leaders–in Canada’s most experimental province. REVIEW: The Promise of Paradise: Utopian… FULL STORY

Abenaki Daring

“His seeking to pass literacy’s promise on to the next generation in his home community so they might dare literacy’s… FULL STORY

  • About Us

    BC BookLook is an independent website dedicated to continuously promoting the literary culture of British Columbia.