Nonfiction. Literary History & Criticism. Canadian Studies. Lively, illustrated and guaranteed to be controversial, THE ESSENTIALS: 150 GREAT B.C. BOOKS & AUTHORS serves as an unprecedented guide to books from and about British Columbia—culled from Alan Twigg's unrivaled knowledge of more than 200 years of BC literary history. It also identifies 100 essential authors, such as Alice Munro, Earle Birney and Eric Nicol, who did not have one particular book that is outstanding but have enjoyed outstanding careers. This volume is a must-have for anyone who cares about British Columbia as an original society.
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Alan Twigg has written and published BC Bookworld, a cultural newspaper, since 1987. In addition to his sixteen books he has produced six films about authors. He has conceived and coordinated numerous literary prizes, and created and compiled a public service reference site, hosted by Simon Fraser University, to offer free information on more than 9,000 British Columbia authors. In 2000 he received the first annual Gray Campbell Award for outstanding contributions to the writing and publishing community of British Columbia. He was the Shadbolt Fellow at Simon Fraser University. Twigg makes his home in Vancouver.Author City: Vancouver, BC CAN