1841 BC Review interviews update

Interview channel update
by Richard Mackie


BC Review interview host Trevor Marc Hughes

Since January 2023 Trevor Hughes, interim non-fiction editor of The British Columbia Review, has branched out as Video Segment Producer and curator of our new Interview Channel, hosted by YouTube.

So far, Trevor has uploaded thirteen interviews that capture in words a broad spectrum of British Columbian authors, books, and topics. Take a look and listen to the interviews below! And watch this space for future interviews.

Thank you, Trevor, for your excellent work — and to all those interviewed, thanks for your time.

— Richard Mackie, publisher, The British Columbia Review


1. Interview With Robin Fisher, January 14, 2023. Length 7:28 minutes. See a review of Robin’s biography of Wilson Duff here.

Robin Fisher at SG̱ang Gwaay (Ninstints, Haida Gwaii)
Wilson Duff: Coming Back (Harbour Publishing, 2022), reviewed here by Rob Hancock



















2 & 3. Interviews with historian and publisher Richard Mackie (Part 1), February 3, 2023. Length 5:26 minutes. and again (Part 2), February 3, 2023. Length 6:42 minutes.

Trading Beyond the Mountains (UBC Press, 1997, reprinted 2021)
Richard Mackie at Prado Cafe, Commercial Drive. Photo by Christine Wong




















4. Interview with Vickie Jensen & Phil Nuytten, February 17, 2023. Length 8:16 minutes. See book review here.

Cover of Jensen, Deep, Dark, and Dangerous (Harbour Publishing, 2021), reviewed by Dave Flawse
Vickie Jensen. Photo by Harry Bohm





















5. With Angus McIntyre, March 11, 2023. Length 5:44 minutes.

Angus McIntyre. Photo courtesy The Buzzer Blog
Angus McIntyre. Buzzer Blog photo

















6. Interview with Catherine Nolin, March 20, 2023. Length 11:04 minutes. See book review here.

Cover of Nolin and Russell, Testimonio (Between the Lines, 2021), reviewed by Howard Macdonald Stewart
Grahame Russell and Catherine Nolin (editors of Testimonio)





















7. Interview with Sage Birchwater, March 23, 2023. Length 9:45 minutes. See Richard Wright’s review of Talking to the Storykeepers: Tales from the Chilcotin Plateau see here.

Sage Birchwater, Chilcotin Chronicles (Caitlin Press, 2017), reviewed by Lorraine Weir
Birchwater at the Belfry Theatre, Victoria. Photo by Caterina Geuer



















8. Interview with Randy Louie of Klahoose Wilderness Resort, August 18, 2022. Length 4:16 minutes.

Randy Louie. Photo by Darren Hull
Klahoose Wilderness Resort on Desolation Sound













9. Interview with Briony Penn, April 6, 2023. Length 5:17. For Penn’s review of a book on Fenwick Lansdowne see here.

Briony Penn with a copy of The Real Thing: The Natural History of Ian McTaggart Cowan (Rocky Mountain Books, 2015). Photo courtesy The Williams Lake Tribune
Salt Spring Island writer Briony Penn. Photo by Alex Harris





















10. Interview with Sharon Bradley and others at the BC & Yukon Book Prizes shortlist gala and book signing, May 11, 2023. Length 3:26

Cover of Dempsey Bob: In His Own Voice (Figure 1, 2022), BC Book Prize finalist, reviewed here by Liz Hammond-Kaarremaa
Sharon Bradley, executive director of the BC and Yukon Book Prizes

















11. Interview with Howard Macdonald Stewart of the Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival, April 23, 2023. Length 3:49. For last year’s festival see here.

The Dora Drinkwater Library, one of the venues of the Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival
Denman Islander Howard Macdonald Stewart, author of Views of the Salish Sea: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Change around the Strait of Georgia (Harbour Publishing, 2017)



















12. Interview with Rodney DeCroo, May 19, 2023. Length 7:27. See also Rodney’s street photo essay here.

Rodney De Croo, “Bus shelter East Broadway,” from Home Is Where the Street Is (April 2023)
Rodney De Croo with Beyond Forgetting: Celebrating 100 Years of Al Purdy, edited by Howard White and Emma Skagen, reviewed here by Sheldon Goldfarb



















13. Interview with Christoper Levenson, June 2023. Length 7:56. For a review of Small Talk, see here.

Levenson, Small Talk (Silver Bow, 2022), reviewed by Al Rempel
Vancouver poet Christopher Levenson




















The British Columbia Review

Editors, 2023-24: Trevor Marc Hughes (non-fiction), Brett Josef Grubisic (fiction)

Publisher: Richard Mackie

Formerly The Ormsby Review, The British Columbia Review is an on-line book review and journal service for BC writers and readers. The Advisory Board consists of Jean Barman, Wade Davis, Robin Fisher, Barry Gough, Hugh Johnston, Kathy Mezei, Patricia Roy, Maria Tippett, and Graeme Wynn. Provincial Government Patron (since September 2018): Creative BC. Honorary Patron: Yosef Wosk. Scholarly Patron: SFU Graduate Liberal Studies. The British Columbia Review was founded in 2016 by Richard Mackie and Alan Twigg.

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