Vancouver International Writers Festival

Writers Fest presents Sally Armstrong, Mount Everest

Kobo, Kindle, iPad, whatever. Ebook readers are getting more and more love. Even ebook borrowing is at an all-time high. Like Everest. While the gradual turn away from print may be a hard and grey-...

Jen Sookfong Lee talks about burlesque, Asian stereotypes, and the Vancouver International Writers Festival

Vancouver-based author Jen Sookfong Lee is a lot different in person than I pictured her while reading her latest novel, The Better Mother, a romantic and sensuous story about the...

Evelyn Lau named Vancouver’s third Poet Laureate

The City of Vancouver, in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library and the Vancouver International Writers Festival, is proud to announce celebrated local poet and author Evelyn Lau as Vancouver...

Asian, but not an Asian author

My first novel, Baroque-a-Nova, came out ten years ago.  In 2001, I was turning 26 and only a year out of grad school.  I had come back from to Vancouver from New York City because I didn’t...

BookNet Canada's August bestseller lists

This fall, everyone is picking up a book, and with good cause: The Vancouver International Writers Festival is coming up in October, so let's all help promote Canadian and international writers...

Award-winning authors dazzle at Writers Festival

The Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival wrapped up this week, with 60 per cent of events at near capacity attendance and more than 13,000 people in the audiences over the six...

PEN/Hemingway Award winner Yiyun Li says fiction is a journey into character and fate

That Yiyun Li is an astonishing writer and that the stories in Gold Boy, Emerald Girl are stunning is a given. What exactly sets her apart from other writers is harder to put my finger on.

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.