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Howard White

Howard White was born in 1945 in Abbotsford, British Columbia. He was raised in a series of camps and settlements on the BC coast and never got over it. He is still to be found stuck barnacle-like to the shore at Pender Harbour, BC. He started Raincoast Chronicles and Harbour Publishing in the early 1970s and his own books include A Hard Man to Beat (bio), The Men There Were Then (poems), Spilsbury's Coast (bio), The Accidental Airline (bio), Patrick and the Backhoe (childrens`), Writing in the Rain (anthology) and The Sunshine Coast (travel). He was awarded the Canadian Historical Association's Career Award for Regional History in 1989. In 2000, he completed a ten-year project, The Encyclopedia of British Columbia. He has been awarded the Order of BC, the Canadian Historical Association's Career Award for Regional History, the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, the Jim Douglas Publisher of the Year Award and a Honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree from the University of Victoria. In 2007, White was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. He has twice been runner-up in the Whisky Slough Putty Man Triathlon.

Books by Howard White

Here on the Coast

Reflections from the Rainbelt

by (author) Howard White

A Mysterious Humming Noise

by (author) Howard White

Beyond Forgetting

Celebrating 100 Years of Al Purdy

edited by Howard White & Emma Skagen
foreword by Steven Heighton

Writing in the Rain

by (author) Howard White
foreword by Barry Broadfoot

Raincoast Chronicles 23

Harbour Publishing 40th Anniversary Edition

edited by Peter A. Robson
introduction by Howard White

The Airplane Ride

by (author) Howard White
illustrated by Greta Guzek

Raincoast Chronicles Fourth Five

edited by Howard White

Raincoast Chronicles 18

edited by Howard White

The Sunshine Coast

From Gibsons to Powell River

by (author) Howard White
photographs by Keith Thirkell, Dean van't Schip & Allan Forest

Raincoast Chronicles 17

edited by Howard White

Raincoast Chronicles 16

Time & Tide: A History of Telegraph Cove

by (author) Pat Wastell Norris
preface by Howard White

The Accidental Airline

Spilsbury's QCA

by (author) Howard White & Jim Spilsbury

Raincoast Chronicles Eleven Up

edited by Howard White

Ghost in the Gears

by (author) Howard White

Patrick and the Backhoe

by (author) Howard White
illustrated by Bus Griffiths

Raincoast Chronicles 13

edited by Howard White

Raincoast Chronicles 12

edited by Howard White

Spilsbury's Coast

Pioneer Years in the Wet West

by (author) Howard White & Jim Spilsbury

Raincoast Chronicles 11

Forgotten Villages of the BC Coast

edited by Howard White

A Hard Man to Beat

The Story of Bill White: Labour Leader, Historian, Shipyard Worker, Raconteur

by (author) Howard White

Raincoast Chronicles Six/Ten

edited by Howard White

Raincoast Chronicles First Five

Collector's Edition

edited by Howard White

Raincoast Chronicles

Collector's Edition

edited by Howard White