Following Wayde Compton being named as the recipient of the 2015 City of Vancouver Book Award, the Georgia Straight hosted a live Facebook Q&A on November 16th.
We asked Brian Lam of Arsenal Pulp Press about how he first started in publishing, what makes an Arsenal title, and how he published Aaron Chapman’s and Wayde Compton’s books.
We asked Silas White of Nightwood Editions 10 questions about what gets him to work in the morning, why authors who pitch their books can actually get published, and what impact awards can have on authors and publishers.
We asked Richard Dionne of Red Deer Press 10 questions about how a publishing house from the Prairies, with distribution out of Ontario could create such an iconic series about Vancouver. We also asked how this series fits into the Red Deer Press list, and who should read this book.
We asked 2015 City of Vancouver Book Award Finalists Lois Simmie & Cynthia Nugent about their inspirations for the nominated book, and relationship with the historic Sylvia Hotel.
We asked 2015 City of Vancouver Book Award Finalist Bren Simmers 10 questions about her writing process, her inspiration, her nominated book and her advice for aspiring writers.
We asked 2015 City of Vancouver Book Award Finalist Wayde Compton 10 questions about his writing process, his inspiration, his nominated book and his advice for aspiring writers.