Howard White (writer)

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Franklin Howard White CM OBC LLD (Hon) (born 1945 in Abbotsford, British Columbia) is an award-winning Canadian writer, editor and publisher. In the early 1970s, he founded the Raincoast Chronicles and Harbour Publishing. In 2013 he and his wife Mary purchased the assets of the leading British Columbia book publisher Douglas & McIntyre and restructured it as Douglas & McIntyre (2013) Ltd. with White as publisher. He has been president of the Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia, a member of the Board of Governors of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Canadian Centre for Studies in Publishing at Simon Fraser University and the Advisory Board of the Institute for Coastal Research at Vancouver Island University.

Published works[edit]

  • Raincoast Chronicles (1972, editor)
  • A Hard Man to Beat (1983, with Bill White)
  • The Men There Were Then (1983, poems)
  • Spilsbury's Coast (1987, with Jim Spilsbury)
  • The Accidental Airline (1988, with Jim Spilsbury)
  • Patrick and the Backhoe (children's), with Bus Griffiths
  • Writing in the Rain (1990, recycled works)
  • Ghost in the Gears (1993, poems)
  • The Sunshine Coast (1996, travel)
  • The Encyclopedia of British Columbia (2000, publisher, contributor)
  • The Airplane Ride (2006, children's)

In 2000, he published the Encyclopedia of British Columbia, a 10-year project.