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The Truth of JT Leroy: A Conversation with Savannah Knoop

The Vancouver Writers Fest has partnered with VIFF to promote their screening of “JT Leroy.”

Written by Hogan Short

Novelist Laura Albert created JT Leroy as a pseudonym for her semi-autobiographical novels Sarah and The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things in 1999.

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Meet Our New Outreach Coordinator, Leena Desai

We are thrilled to welcome Leena Desai, our new Outreach Coordinator, to the Vancouver Writers Fest team! With a background in publishing and editorial, Leena will be leading community and school outreach to program youth education events and connect with our community partners.

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A Short History of the Book Cover – Part 1

The Alcuin Awards, which celebrate the finest book design in the country, take place on April 4. They got us thinking: when did the old adage, “don’t judge a book by its cover” begin—and what is the history of such an important part of the industry today?

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