On June 21, at the Vancouver Public Library’s main branch, I spoke at a presentation ceremony for BC’s 2022 George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award for the literary arts. The same ceremony presents the province’s George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature.

Here I am with VPL chief librarian Christina de Castell (centre) and 2022 Ryga Award winner Alexandra Morton, honoured for her book Not on My Watch about the danger posed to BC’s wild salmon by open-net fish farming.

You can read my talk here, along with an assessment of my work by George Woodcock himself from the 1990s.