Laurie Ricou is an Emeritus Professor of English at the University of British Columbia. He is a former president of the Western Literature Association, and until recently an editor of Canadian Literature. He is the first Canadian to be named a Life Member of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. His previous publications include Vertical Man/Horizontal World: Man and Landscape in Canadian Prairie Fiction, A Field Guide to “A Guide to Dungeness Spit”, and The Arbutus/Madrone Files: Reading the Pacific Northwest. In September 2007, NeWest Press published Salal: Listening for the Northwest Understory. His latest book is Foot Notes: Telling Stories of Girls' Soccer (Oolichan 2015). Ricou currently lives in Vancouver, BC.
For more information on Laurie please visit: http://www.english.ubc.ca/faculty/ricou/
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