Maillard comments on topics ranging from the fluidity of gender and sexuality to Vancouver’s wildly expensive housing market.
As a visible minority, Moreno-Garcia felt that the barrier to enter Canada’s literary scene was greater. On multiple occasions, she was told from Canadian publishing companies that they didn’t know how to market her book.
UBC MFA alumni Shilo Jones weaves a startling tale full of broken and morally bankrupt characters to reflect Vancouver’s unseemly underbelly.
Because Chris Humphreys had already published nine novels when he entered the UBC creative writing MFA program, he “wasn’t there to learn how to write.” His 2013 novel, Shakespeare’s Rebel was the topic of his MFA thesis.
The area surrounding Powell Street used to host a thriving Japanese-Canadian community. Now, every year, the Powell Street Festival Society hosts an event to cultivate Japanese-Canadian art and culture in the area.
Despite being born in Toronto, and currently residing in Vancouver, Sebastien de Castell believes that his Canadian readers are unaware that he is a Canadian author.