Apr 21 2009
Congratulations to a friend who has inspired me to a greater cause these past few years, acclaimed BC author and journalist Terry Glavin. He has won the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence in 2009, for his contribution to life and letters in British Columbia and for his willingness to show us how to see our world more deeply, more fully and more truthfully.
As always, I am proud to know him. For readers who may not be familiar with his work, here is an abridged version of the official writeup from the BC Book Prizes site:
Terry Glavin is the author of six books and co-author of four, traversing a variety of subjects from anthropology to natural history. Terry is the editor of Transmontanus Books, an adjunct professor in the creative writing department at the University of British Columbia and a frequent contributor to newspapers and magazines as diverse as Democratiya (UK), Lettre International (Berlin), the Vancouver Review, Seed Magazine (US) and the National Post. His most recent book, Waiting for the Macaws and Other Stories from the Age of Extinctions (Penguin Canada), has been published under separate titles in Canada, the US, the United Kingdom and Germany. His literary awards include the Hubert Evans Prize for non-fiction, and his essays have earned more than a dozen national and regional awards in a variety of categories, including travel writing, science writing and editorial innovation. He lives in Victoria.
“Terry Glavin, author and journalist, is an outspoken British Columbian, a science writer, an avocational historian and a conservationist. He is well known for his passionate commitment to the oral literature of British Columbia’s First Nations, the untold stories of the working class and the relationships between the human imagination and the diverse landscapes west of the Rocky Mountains.