Literary Nonfiction. Baseball. George Bowering is fond of baseball, and he likes the alphabet. Having written a few baseball books and a few alphabet books over the years, he decided to write a baseball alphabet book. THE DIAMOND ALPHABET is made up of 130 between-innings takes, five for each letter. You probably expected "Mays," but were you ready for "Uzbekistan"? Tall tales, memories, facts and opinions are interwoven in this delightful collection of short takes on the gentleman's game that demonstrates the full potential of the relationship between baseball and literature.
George Bowering is a distinguished novelist, poet, editor, professor, historian and tireless supporter of fellow writers. Bowering has authored more than one hundred books and chapbooks, including works of poetry, fiction, autobiography, biography and fiction for young readers. His writing has been translated into French, Spanish, Italian, German, Chinese and Romanian. His novel, Burning Water, won the Governor General's award for fiction and his memoir, Pinboy, was short-listed for the BC National Award for nonfiction in 2013. In 2002, Bowering was recognized by the Vancouver Sun as one of the most influential people in British Columbia. A SHORT SAD BOOK (New Star Books, 2017) is his latest book.Author City: VANCOUVER, BC CAN