Alan Twigg’s new book, 150 Great B.C. Books & Authors: The Essentials, Volume 4 of his Literary History of British Columbia (Vancouver: Ronsdale Press, 2010) has raised a bit of controversy already.
Although many more women are mentioned in the text, these are the women Twigg highlights.
Martha Douglas Harris
Agnes Deans Cameron
E. Pauline Johnson
Lily Adams Beck
M. Wylie Blanchet
Irene, Hazel and Veera Witte
Ivan E. Coyote
Sheila A. Egoff
Who's missing? Whose writing do you feel might not be 'really' significant to BC literary history, especially women's literary history in BC?
What might your list of significant BC women authors and books look like?
What about including more poets, historians (and publishers and bookstores)?
From the Women's History Network of British Columbia's November 2010 newsletter. See the website for a full copy.