Gail Kathryn Anderson-Dargatz, née Anderson, novelist, short-story writer (b at Kamloops, BC 14 Nov 1963). Raised in rural BC, Gail Anderson-Dargatz began submitting fiction to little magazines and contests while working as a reporter, photographer, and cartoonist for the Salmon Arm Observer.
Wayson Choy, novelist, memoirist, short-story writer (b at Vancouver 20 Apr 1939). Raised in Vancouver's Chinatown by both his adoptive parents and his extended community, Wayson Choy was an only child whose father, a cook for the Canadian Pacific Ocean Steamship Line, was often away at sea.
Stephen Scobie, poet, critic, professor, publisher (b at Carnoustie, Scot 31 Dec 1943). Typical of his 20 volumes of poetry are The Birken Tree (1973), The Rooms We Are (1974), A Grand Memory for Forgetting (1981) and Expecting Rain (1984), Remains (1990) and Slowly into Autumn (1995).
Clarence Malcolm Lowry, novelist (b at New Brighton, Eng 28 July 1909; d at Ripe, Eng 27 June 1957). Although he was not born in Canada, the years he spent in Dollarton, BC, (1940-54) were the happiest and most productive years of his chaotic life. Much of his later fiction is set in BC.