Monday, 19 September 2016

Local BC author W.P. (Bill) Kinsella passes away at age 81

We are sad to report the passing of BC writer W. P. “Bill” Kinsella, who is best known for his novel Shoeless Joe, which was later adapted for the movie Field of Dreams.

Kinsella has authored a number of literary works, including novels, short fiction collections, poetry, baseball plays, and non-fiction books.

Kinsella fans can take comfort in knowing that his legacy will continue to grow. According to Kinsella’s website, a new collection of linked stories called Russian Dolls will be published by Coteau Books in fall 2017.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Bestselling children's author and illustrator Anna Dewdney passes away at age 50

We are sad to report that bestselling children's author and illustrator, and the creator of Baby Llama, Anna Dewdney, has passed away at the age of 50 following a battle with brain cancer.

Anna's career began with illustrating a number of children's chapter books and led to publishing Llama, Llama Red Pajama, her first picture book that she both authored and illustrated in 2005. This book led her to write a series with over 10 titles that has sold more than 10 million copies.

RPL carries many of the Llama Llama books and invites you to come in and enjoy a heartwarming story and share in a piece of American children's literature history.