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A Better Place on Earth is a Finalist for the George Ryga Award!


Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 3:47pm

Congratulations to Andrew MacLeod, author of A Better Place on Earth: The Search for Fairness in Super Unequal British Columbia, who has been shortlisted for the 2016 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. A Better Place on Earth is one of five titles to be selected for this prestigious award recognizing a B.C. writer who has achieved an outstanding degree of social awareness in a book published in the previous calendar year.

An extensively researched, powerful title, A Better Place on Earth explores the reasons for, and consequences of, British Columbia’s exponential rate of inequality. Featuring interviews with economists, politicians, policy-makers, activists and citizens, MacLeod argues that British Columbians face the consequences of shortsighted public policies including those on taxation, benefits and services. Cautionary yet hopeful, persuasive yet objective, A Better Place on Earth is an in-depth analysis of a chronic, growing problem and – most importantly – the voice of solutions.

The $2500 literary prize, named for the twentieth-century Canadian playwright and novelist George Ryga, will be presented at the Vancouver Public Library on June 29, 2016.