Canadian literature

Ruth Ozeki in Vancouver, BC with the Vancouver Observer: bullying the big wave

Ruth Ozeki had just finished writing a novel about a Japanese teenager, when everything about Japan changed. It was March 2011, and a powerful earthquake and ensuing tsunami shook up the country, and...

Vancouver Writers Festival to honour poet Patrick Lane

“A poet’s job is always to pay attention,” says Lane, “close, careful attention, using words like objects, structures on a page that change us inside emotionally.”

Federation of BC Writers calls writers out of their caves and into the village

“I’m a tribal person by nature,” says Sylvia Taylor, Executive Director of The Federation of BC Writers. Which explains, in part, how she got involved to begin with, over 12 years ago. In those days...

Margaret Atwood charms literati at the Fairmont hotel

The novelist shows off her comic side at a reading of her latest novel.

Margaret Atwood to narrate "The Year of the Flood" at Fairmont Hotel

Attention all literary-loving Vancouverites, tomorrow evening Margaret Atwood will be narrating a theatrical performance of her latest best-selling novel.

VIWF: Jane Urquhart, author of "Sanctuary Line"

Urquhart’s new novel, "Sanctuary Line," is a meditation on war, poetry, the family, betrayal, immigration, and the Monarch butterfly.