past authors

  • Gennie Gunn

    Gunn, Genni

    GENNI GUNN is a writer, translator and musician. She has published three novels: Solitaria (Signature Editions), nominated for the Giller Prize 2011; Tracing Iris, made into a film titled The Riverbank; and Thrice Upon a Time, finalist for the Commonwealth Prize. Read More

  • Ronald-Wright-by-Satva-Hall-press

    Wright, Ronald

    Historian, novelist, and essayist RONALD WRIGHT is the award-winning author of ten books of fiction and nonfiction published in 16 languages and more than 40 countries. Much of his work explores the relationships between past and present, peoples and power, other cultures and our own. Read More

  • Caroline-Woodward

    Woodward, Caroline

    CAROLINE WOODWARD is the author of Disturbing the Peace (Polestar, 1990), which was nominated for the Ethel Wilson BC Book Prize, Alaska Highway Two-Step (Polestar, 1993), which was shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Mystery, Penny Loves Wade, Wade Loves Penny (Oolichan, 2010) and Read More

  • Megan-Williams-Headshots-HIGHRES-7671

    Williams, Megan

    MEGAN WILLIAM’S first book, Our Interrupted Fairy Tale, is a real-life love story, uniquely told from both Megan and her partner, Chad Warren’s perspectives. Read More

  • Gillian-Wigmore-author-photo

    Wigmore, Gillian

    GILLIAN WIGMORE is the author of three books of poems: soft geography (Caitlin Press, 2007), winner of the 2008 ReLit Award, Dirt of Ages (Nightwood, 2012), and Orient (Brick Books, 2014), as well as a novella, Grayling, (Mother Tongue Publishing, 2014). Read More

  • James-Walt-photo

    Walt, James

    JAMES WALT, Executive Chef, is one of the country’s leading chefs, cookbook author and “farm-to-table” pioneers. Walt continues to inspire his guests, creating compelling regional cuisine based on local, sustainable ingredients. Read More

  • Howard-White-2015

    White, Howard

    HOWARD WHITE was raised in a series of camps and settlements on the BC coast and never got over it. He is still to be found stuck, barnacle-like, to the shore at Pender Harbour, BC. Read More

  • Betsy_Warland-5

    Warland, Betsy

    BETSY WARLAND has published 12 books of poetry, creative nonfiction, and lyric prose including her best-selling 2010 book of essays on writing, Breathing the Page—Reading the Act of Writing. Read More

  • IMG_0987-(800x533)TaraWalker

    Walker, Tara

    TARA WALKER is the Publisher of Penguin Random House Canada Children’s Publishing Group, which comprises four imprints: Tundra Books, Doubleday Books for Young Readers, Puffin and Razorbill. Read More

  • RichardVanCamp_photo-by-Mark-Mushet

    Van Camp, Richard

    Note: Due to a family emergency, Richard Van Camp will not be appearing at the festival.
    RICHARD VAN CAMP is a proud member of the Tlicho Dene from Fort Smith, NWT. Read More