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Looking forward to Spring 2024 books!

The weather is warming up, snowdrops are blooming, and we’ve begun to see buds on the cherry trees in Victoria near Heritage House HQ. All these signs of an early spring have us looking forward to our forthcoming season of books! Take a look at the new spring books below!   Memoir & History   … Continued

David Laurence Jones wins Alberta Literary Award for New World Dreams

Heritage House is proud to announce David Laurence Jones won an 2024 Alberta Literary Awards in the category Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction for his latest book, New World Dreams: Canadian Pacific Railway and the Golden Northwest. The Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) announced the winners for the 2024 Alberta Literary Awards on Saturday, June 8 at … Continued

Galena Bay Odyssey wins BC Historical Federation’s Community History Award 2024

Ellen Schwartz has received a 2024 Historical Writing Award, presented by the British Columbia Historical Federation, for her memoir, Galena Bay Odyssey: Reflections from a Hippie Homesteader.  On Saturday, May 4, 2024, the recipients were announced and acknowledged at the BC Historical Federation’s annual conference and awards dinner, held this year in Chilliwack. Galena Bay Odyssey: … Continued

Galena Bay Odyssey finalist for BC Historical Federation Award 2023

On April 13, the British Columbia Historical Federation announced the finalists for the 2023 Historical Writing Awards, which included Galena Bay Odyssey: Reflections from a Hippie Homesteader by Ellen Schwartz. BCHF’s annual historical writing competition recognizes authors who’ve made significant contributions to the historical literature of BC. Books are submitted by authors or publishers and … Continued

Two books shortlisted for BC & Yukon Book Prizes 2024

Heritage House is proud to share that two books have been shortlisted for the BC & Yukon Book Prizes 2024. A Complex Coast: A Kayak Journey from Vancouver Island to Alaska, by David Norwell, is nominated for the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize. The Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize is awarded to a book that contributes the … Continued

New World Dreams finalist for Alberta Literary Awards 2024

Heritage House is delighted to share that New World Dreams: Canadian Pacific Railway and the Golden Northwest by David Laurence Jones is a finalist for the 2024 Alberta Literary Awards in the category Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction. • • • The Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) announced the finalists for the 2024 Alberta Literary … Continued

In Memoriam: Fred Braches (1930–2024)

Heritage House was sad to hear about Fred Braches’ passing, on February 1, at the age of 93. Fred was an avid historian and researcher, and we were proud to work with him on Searching for Pitt Lake Gold: Facts and Fantasy in the Legend of Slumach, published in 2019. Fred was dedicated to sharing … Continued

In Memoriam: Michael Andruff (1952–2023)

Heritage House was saddened to hear of the passing of Michael Andruff on December 21, 2023. Mike was the author of The Russian Refugees: A Family’s First Century in Canada, published in October 2022. Mike was a first-generation Canadian and was in a unique position to observe his refugee father throughout his lifetime, which provided … Continued

The Rediscovery of Muggins

by Grant Hayter-Menzies As I wrote in my recent book, Freddie: The Rescue Dog Who Rescued Me, I had the honour of transporting the recently rediscovered mounted body of Muggins (1913–1920), the subject of my 2021 biography of Victoria’s famous fundraising dog, to a taxidermist-restorer on the BC mainland, in summer 2022. It was an … Continued

Gift Guide 2023

This holiday season, share the gift of a good book! Whether you’re looking for memoirs, history, or picture books, we have all that and more in our 2023 Gift Guide.       Books for the Voracious Memoir Reader Memoirs invite readers to walk a while in the author’s shoes. From emotional, to heartwarming, and … Continued

Cooking Tips for Desperate Fishwives wins Silver at Taste Canada Awards 2023

Heritage House Publishing is proud to announce Cooking Tips for Desperate Fishwives: An Island Memoir by Margot Fedoruk has won a Silver award in the Culinary Narrative category at the 2023 Taste Canada Awards.  On October 30, 2023, Taste Canada announced the winners of the 26th annual prizes during a Soirée at the historic Fairmont … Continued

A Complex Coast finalist for 2023 Banff Mountain Book Competition

Heritage House is pleased to announce that David Norwell’s illustrated memoir, A Complex Coast: A Kayak Journey from Vancouver Island to Alaska, is a finalist for the 2023 Banff Mountain Book Competition in the Adventure Travel category. A Complex Coast is a soul-searching personal account of a young man’s 1,700-kilometre kayak journey from Victoria, BC, … Continued