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Hubert Evans

The First Ninety-Three Years

by (author) Alan Twigg

Harbour Publishing Co. Ltd.
Initial publish date
Jan 1985
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    Jan 1985
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Vancouver journalist-broadcaster Alan Twigg examines Evans' earliest, out-of-print novels and magazine serials, as well as his masterpieces Mist on the River and 0 Time In Your Flight, and his poetry. The plot synopses and criticism make this an important reference guide for students of Canadian literature, and Evans' own comments on his craft provide practical guidance for those who wish to make a career in writing today.

A biographical section on Evans' life spans the twentieth century and relies on in-depth interviews with the 93-year-old author to reveal the inside story of one of the most amazing writing careers in Canadian letters.

The BC Book Prize Committee paid tribute to Hubert Evans by naming their Non-Fiction prize in his honour, awarded for the first time in 1985.

About the author

Alan Twigg is the publisher and editor of BC Book World, Canada's largest-circulating publication about books. He has also been contributing editor of Quill & Quire, Canadian books columnist for the Vancouver Province, books columnist for Vancouver magazine, a contributor of profiles to the Toronto Star and the Writers Union of Canada representative on the board of directors of the Canadian Centre for Studies in Publishing. In 2000, he was the first recipient of the Gray Campbell Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contibutions to literature and publishing.

Alan is the author of ten previous titles including For Openers: Conversations with 24 Canadian Writers, Hubert Evans: The First Ninety-Three Years, Vancouver and Its Writers, Vander Zalm: from Immigrant to Premier, First Invaders: The Literary Origins of British Columbia and Cuba: 101 Top Historical Sites.

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