Although he's most widely known as a books columnist for the Toronto Star, Philip Marchand lived for six years in Vancouver during the 1980s and received the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize for Marshall McLuhan: The Medium and the Messenger (Random House, 1990). Born and raised in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, he came to Canada in 1964. His other works include Just Looking, Thank You (Macmillan, 1976), Deadly Spirits (Stoddart, 1994) and Ripostes: Reflections on Canadian Literature (Porcupine's Quill, 1998).

[BCBW 2004] "Journalism"