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Bookshelf: Author Maria Tippett

Author of Made in British Columbia A Q&A with Laurie Carter You’ve written many works during your illustrious academic career; why this book now?  I had written the cultural history of Canada over 20 years ago; now it was time to focus on British Columbia. How did you select the eight people to profile? There were so many I could have chosen: writers like Earle Birney and Roderick Haig Brown. I chose eight people whose reputations will last and who made an impact on their contemporaries. They were also very different people: some came to prominence, like Martin Grainger,...

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Bookshelf: Author Dawn Renaud

A Q& A with Laurie Carter What is Rain Dance about? The untidy end of a bad marriage. It opens with Ellen burying Stan, at night, in the rain. Alongside Government Street. What inspired you to write this book? The city was replacing the storm sewer system, and I figured it was a great opportunity to dispose of a body. Rain Dance was an entry for Okanagan College’s short story contest, but those characters weren’t satisfied; now it’s a novel. Who are your intended readers? People who enjoy who-dun-its with a little dark humour; readers who don’t have time to commit to longer novels. How much research...

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