Born in Victoria on August 20, 1950, Mark Hume has specialized in environmental journalism for which he has received a National Newspaper Award, a Michener citation, several B.C. journalism awards, a Haig-Brown Award from the American Fisheries Society, a Canadian Science Writers Award and two B.C. Book Prizes. When the former Vancouver Sun journalist received the Roderick Haig-Brown Prize in 1999 for River of the Angry Moon, Seasons of the Bella Coola (Greystone, 1998), co-written with Harvey Thommasen, he said, "I want to thank Harvey Thommasen, who couldn't be here tonight, but who provided the scientific foundation for this book. It took him seven years. If you've read that book, you'll see there's a lot of details in there about biodiversity. None of that information about the Bella Coola was known until Harvey Thommasen did it... I don't really know how to thank someone who's dead, but I do feel I should mention his name tonight: Ted Hughes, a poet-laureate of Great Britain. He used to slip into British Columbia every few years and fish the rivers for steelhead. He gave me a great deal of encouragement for this book. He was inspirational to me shortly before he died. He knew that the rivers of British Columbia are not to be taken lightly." In 2005, Mark Hume became a co-recipient of the BC Booksellers' Choice Award in Honour of Bill Duthie for Birds of the Raincoast: Habits and Habitat (Harbour, 2004), co-written with Harvey Thomassen, Kevin Hutchings and R. Wayne Campbell. In his acceptance speech he acknowledge the roles of the staff of Harbour Publishing and the integral support of the University of North British Columbia. His preceding books are The Run of the River: Portraits of Eleven British Columbia Rivers (New Star, 1992) and Adam's River: The Mystery of the Adam's River Sockeye (New Star, 1994).

Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
River of the Angry Moon: Seasons on the Bella Coola

BOOKS:

The Run of the River: Portraits of Eleven British Columbia Rivers (New Star, 1992).

Adam's River: The Mystery of the Adam's River Sockeye (New Star, 1994).

River of the Angry Moon, Seasons of the Bella Coola (Greystone, 1998), co-written with Harvey Thommasen.

Birds of the Raincoast: Habits and Habitat (Harbour, 2004), co-written with Harvey Thomassen, Kevin Hutchings and R. Wayne Campbell.

Hume, Mark, with Mo Bradley. Trout School: Lessons from a Fly-Fishing Master. Vancouver, BC: Greystone Books, 2019. 224 pages. 9781771644167 (pbk) $22.95

[BCBW 2019] "Natural History"