"Real estate is Vancouver's true passion, its blood sport. Vancouver is a culture of speculation."; - Lance Berelowitz

Editor-in-chief of Vancouver's successful Olympic Winter Games Bid Book, Lance Berelowitz makes the case that Vancouver is the Canadian equivalent of Los Angeles in terms of an imagined Mecca with unlimited possibilities in Dream City: Vancouver and the Global Imagination (Douglas & McIntyre, 2005). The book received the $2,000 City of Vancouver Book Award in 2005. The jury who selected the finalists included Keith Bunnell, University of B.C. librarian; Laurie Roggeman, former president of the Friends of the Vancouver Public Library; and author and cultural advocate Max Wyman. The other finalists were Wayson Choy for All That Matters (Doubleday Canada); Leslie Robertson and Dara Culhane (editors) for In Plain Sight: Reflections on Life in Downtown Eastside Vancouver (Talonbooks); and various authors for The Vancouver Stories: West Coast Fiction from Canada's Best Writers (Raincoast Books).

[BCBW 2005]

Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
Dream City: Vancouver and the Global Imagination