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Vancouver and Its Writers

by (author) Alan Twigg

Harbour Publishing Co. Ltd.
Initial publish date
Jan 1986
Literary, Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1986
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Vancouver and its Writers introduces over 100 Vancouver related fiction authors, summarizes over 100 Vancouver novels, and locates 100 literary sites throughout the Lower Mainland.

For both the curious tourist and the serious scholar, this unprecedented study also includes provocative assessments of Vancouver (pro and con) in its 100th year from contributors such as Margaret Laurence, Margaret Atwood, Anne Cameron, Robert Harlow etc.

Plus there are behind-the-scenes anecdotes, photographs, directory info, critical evaluations and a map.

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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