The Vancouver Public Library has announced its 2008 One Book, One Vancouver shortlist. The books are David Chariandy's Soucouyant, Ivan E. Coyote's Loose End and The Five Books of Moses Lapinsky by Karen X. Tulchinsky. The winner will be selected on Canada Book Day, April 23.
Penguin Canada has bought Canadian rights for a new travel book by Will Ferguson, Quill and Quire reports. Beyond Belfast: A 500-mile Journey Across Northern Ireland on Sore Feet is scheduled for spring 2009.
Miriam Toews is in Vancouver this month as the 2008 Arnold and Nancy Cliff Writer in Residence at the University of British Columbia. She will give a public reading at Robson Square on Friday.
Air Canada is now offering an in-flight version of W Network through its on-demand entertainment systems. Producers Corus Entertainment and in-flight entertainment provider Spafax Canada announced the deal last week.