Angie Abdou

Canada Reads finalist Angie Abdou has published seven books and co-edited Writing the Body in Motion and Not Hockey, two collections of essays on Canadian Sport Literature. A starred-review in New York’s Booklist declared her best-selling memoir, Home Ice: Reflections of a Reluctant Hockey Mom, “a first rate memoir and a fine example of narrative nonfiction.” Elle Magazine calls her second book of creative … Read more

JP McLean

JP (Jo-Anne) McLean is an award-winning and bestselling indie author of urban fantasy and supernatural thrillers. She’s written ten books in two series, one novella, and several short stories. JP is a member of the Federation of BC Writers and the Alliance of Independent Authors. She lives on Canada’s West Coast

Britt Wray

Britt Wray is a leading researcher at the forefront of climate change and mental health, as well as an author and broadcaster. Her latest book Generation Dread: Finding Purpose in an Age of Climate Crisis, is an impassioned generational perspective on how to stay sane amid climate disruption and was named a finalist for the … Read more

Ruth Ozeki

Ruth Ozeki is a novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest, whose books have garnered international acclaim for their ability to integrate issues of science, technology, religion, environmental politics, and global pop culture into unique, hybrid, narrative forms. Her new novel, The Book of Form and Emptiness, published by Viking in September 2021, tells the story … Read more

Tolu Oloruntoba

Tolu Oloruntoba lived in Nigeria and the United States before settling in the metro area of Coast Salish lands known as Vancouver with his family. He spent his early career as a primary care physician, and currently manages virtual health projects with organizations in British Columbia. His poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, … Read more

Dr. Bruce McIvor

Bruce McIvor, lawyer and historian, is a partner at First Peoples Law LLP, a law firm dedicated to defending and advancing Indigenous Peoples’ inherent and constitutionally protected title, rights and treaty rights. His work includes both litigation and negotiation on behalf of Indigenous Peoples. Bruce is recognized nationally and internationally as a leading practitioner of … Read more

Suzette Mayr

Suzette Mayr won the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Her latest novel, The Sleeping Car Porter, was published in the Fall 2022. “Mayr’s sixth novel tells the story of Baxter, a Black man in 1929 who works as a sleeping-car porter on a train that travels across the country. He smiles and tries to be invisible … Read more

Susan J. Lundy

Susan J. Lundy has written two books. Home on the Strange: Chronicles of Motherhood, Mayhem and Matters of the Heart, published by Heritage House, is a collection of humour stories pulled from years of column-writing for magazines and newspapers. Heritage Apples: A New Sensation, is a journey of heritage apple discovery, published in 2013. After … Read more

Tsering Yangzom Lama

Tsering Yangzom Lama’s debut novel, We Measure the Earth with our Bodies, is a New York Times Summer Reads Pick and a finalist for The Scotiabank Giller Prize, and longlisted for The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and The Toronto Book Award. She holds an MFA in Writing from Columbia University and a BA … Read more

Seth Klein

Seth Klein

Seth Klein is the Team Lead for the Climate Emergency Unit (a project of the David Suzuki Institute). Previously, Seth served for 22 years as the founding British Columbia Director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, a public policy research institute committed to social, economic and environmental justice. He is a writer, speaker and … Read more