BC BookWorld’s publisher Alan Twigg discusses the new collection, Undaunted: The Best of BC BookWorld (Ronsdale Press, 2013), a collection marking the 25th anniversary of the book journal, with Joseph Planta.
|Undaunted: The Best of BC BookWorld by Alan Twigg (Ronsdale, 2013).
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca. Alan Twigg joins me again. The indomitable publisher of the indispensable BC BookWorld joins me now to talk about a new collection he’s edited from Ronsdale Press: Undaunted: The Best of BC BookWorld. It’s a sampling of articles that have appeared throughout the life of the book journal’s 25 years. We have articles in here penned by Mr. Twigg himself, but also from some of the remarkable contributors who’ve graced the pages of BC BookWorld, folks like Jane Rule and George Woodcock, to whom the book is dedicated, W.P. Kinsella, Joan Givner, Chuck Davis, Meg Tilly, Jim Taylor, and many others. Alan’s cohort David Lester, with whom he’s created and maintained the abcbookworld website, also provides illustrations that appear throughout the book. Like BC BookWorld, this collection reflects a sense of what the books of British Columbia mean, a portrait of the writers of this place and time, and provides the reader with a wonderful mirror to which our reading habits are reflected. Alan Twigg is a prolific writer who’s written sixteen books. He’s produced six films, and for his work, as Howard White puts it, as BC Lit’s chief cheerleader, in 2000, he received the Gray Campbell Award for outstanding contributions to the writing and publishing community in British Columbia. The websites for more are at www.bcbookworld.com and www.abcbookworld.com. It’s always a delight to see the latest BC BookWorld in the mail, as I felt last week when the newest issue arrived. There’s a great anticipation to the hour or two I’ll spend with it, even though I know I’ll look at it from time to time in between issues. Please welcome back to the Planta: On the Line program, Alan Twigg; Mr. Twigg, good morning.