Daniel Francis

Reading the National Narrative

New Book Delayed

Mar 31, 2020

As many readers know, I've been working on a new book for the past couple of years, a history of Vancouver. 

Becoming Vancouver: A New History was in the middle of the editing/design process, scheduled for fall publication, when the epidemic hit. My publisher (Harbour Publishing) and I agree that it makes little sense to bring a new book into such an uncertain world: stores closed, festivals cancelled; readings dangerous. Especially a book which is not time-sensitive. 

So lovers of Vancouver history will just have to wait until next year to get a fresh take on my native city.

In the meantime, if you are looking for books about British Columbia to console/entertain/inform you during self-isolation, hurry on over to the Ormsby Review website where editor Richard Mackie continues to post reviews of the latest offerings from BC writers and publishers.