Peggy Herring's novel This Innocent Corner (Oolichan 2010) takes the reader from Bangladesh on the brink of its war of independence in the early 1970s to the shores of Salt Spring Island thirty years later. The story follows the life of Robin Rowe who, as an exchange student visiting what was then East Pakistan, committed a well-intentioned act that resulted in devastating consequences.

Her second book, Anna, Like Thunder (Brindle & Glass 2018) is historical creative non-fiction about a Russian woman in 1808 captured and enslaved by west coast First Nations. It is based on the historic record of 22 Russians who were shipwrecked on the present day Olympic Peninsula.

Peggy Herring has lived in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Japan working as a journalist, international development consultant and volunteer, and teacher. Her short fiction appears in literary journals and anthologies in Canada and India.


Anna, Like Thunder (Brindle & Glass 2018) $22 978-1-927366-74-5

This Innocent Corner (Oolichan 2010)

[BCBW 2018]