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Alan Twigg

author image Alan Twigg is the publisher and editor of BC Book World, Canada’s largest-circulating publication about books. He has also been contributing editor of Quill & Quire, Canadian books columnist for the Vancouver Province, books columnist for Vancouver magazine, a contributor of profiles to the Toronto Star and the Writers Union of Canada representative on the board of directors of the Canadian Centre for Studies in Publishing. In 2000, he was the first recipient of the Gray Campbell Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contibutions to literature and publishing. In 2016, he received the Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Excellence.

Alan is the author of ten previous titles including For Openers: Conversations with 24 Canadian Writers, Hubert Evans: The First Ninety-Three Years, Vancouver and Its Writers, Vander Zalm: from Immigrant to Premier, First Invaders: The Literary Origins of British Columbia and Cuba: 101 Top Historical Sites.


Book Cover Cuba: A Concise History for Travellers
978-1-894404-03-7 · 1-894404-03-3 · 1998 · Paperback
CAD$16.95 · USD$16.95
Take along 500 years of Cuban history with your sunscreen.
Book Cover Hubert Evans: The First Ninety-Three Years
978-0-920080-88-7 · 0-920080-88-X · 1985 · Paperback
CAD$17.95 · USD$17.95
Although Evans' two later novels are widely regarded as Canadian classics and Margaret Laurence considered him to be "the elder of our tribe," this is the only comprehensive study of one of Canada's most respected novelists.
Book Cover Strong Voices: Conversations with 50 Canadian Authors
978-0-920080-96-2 · 0-920080-96-0 · 1988 · Paperback
CAD$24.95 · USD$24.95
"exceptional interviews, wide-ranging, casual, tough" -Maclean's
Book Cover Understanding Belize: A Historical Guide
978-1-55017-325-3 · 1-55017-325-1 · May 2006 · Paperback
CAD$24.95 · USD$24.95
"All a we mek Belize," goes the Creole saying. "All of us make Belize." An alternative guide to one of the most beautiful places in the Caribbean.
Book Cover Vancouver and Its Writers
978-0-920080-77-1 · 0-920080-77-4 · 1986 · Paperback
CAD$21.95 · USD$21.95
The book that put VanLit on the map!
Book Cover Vander Zalm: From Immigrant to Premier
978-0-920080-30-6 · 0-920080-30-8 · 1986 · Hardback
CAD$6.95 · USD$6.95
BC's most colourful premier since Amor de Cosmos.