In 1993, Talonbooks released a final volume of George Ryga's posthumous writing, Summerland ($19.95), edited by Ann Kujundzic. This final book from Ryga is a collection of essays and excerpts that reflects Ryga's deeply political nature and his abiding sympathy for the downtrodden.

A former resident of Summerland, Ann Kujundzic of Victoria was a guiding force within the George Ryga Society until it was disbanded in 2014. She is one of the few people who have a copy of George Ryga's first book, Song of My Hands & Other Poems, privately published in 1956.

Born in 1929 in Dysart, Scotland, she was married at age nineteen to artist Zeljko Kujundzic. They immigrated to Canada and raised five children, helping to establish the Kootenay School of Art in Nelson. She later published New Ground: A Memoir of Art in the Kootenays. Halfmoon Bay, BC: Caitlin Press, 2019. 264 pages. 9781773860015 (pbk) $24.95

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