Shelley Fralic joined the Vancouver Sun as a reporter in 1979 where she has covered sports, business, religion, general news and features. She has held a number of assistant manager positions, was appointed deputy managing editor and in 1999 was named Executive Editor. Several years ago she returned to writing and today produces columns on subjects ranging from social issues to pop culture and modern day life.

According to publicity material Making Headlines "is a celebration of The Vancouver Sun's first 100 years. It tells the story of Vancouver and the world through the eyes of a newspaper. Decade by decade, it provides fascinating stories from the sinking of the Titanic (just two months after its first issue), through wars, riots, parades, Royal visits and the Olympic Games." It won the Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award presented to the originating publisher and author(s) of the best book in terms of public appeal, initiative, design, production and content.

With a foreword by Douglas Coupland, Shelley Fralic and research librarian Kate Bird combined their skills and knowledge for a second time to present 149 photos from the Vancouver Sun archives for Seventies: Photos from a Decade That Changed the City (Greystone $29.95), featuring representative images from the era as well as pivotal moments in the city's history such as the Gastown Riot and the founding of Greenpeace. Personalities range from a five-year-old Justin Trudeau to the iconic Chief Dan George.

Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
Making Headlines: 100 Years of the Vancouver Sun


Making Headlines: 100 Years of The Vancouver Sun. With research by Kate Bird. (Sandhill/Fralic, 2012) 978-0-919776-40-1 $34.95

Come Fly With Me: Michael Buble's Rise to Stardom (Douglas & McIntyre 2013) $32.95 978-1-77162-006-2 Ebook 978-1-77162-007-9

Seventies: Photos from a Decade That Changed the City (Greystone 2016) $29.95 9781771642408

[BCBW 2016]