Daniel Francis

Reading the National Narrative

Ormsby Review Turns Five

Oct 17, 2021

The Ormsby Review, Canada's only provincial on-line book review site, has turned five years old.

Named for the pioneering BC historian Margaret Ormsby, the site was the brainchild of its founding editor, Richard Mackie, and his co-conspirator Alan Twigg. Five years after they launched it, Ormsby has published 1250 reviews of books by British Columbia writers and about British Columbian subjects. As well as a smattering of essays and memoirs. All available gratis.

Congratulations to Richard, the engine that keeps the whole thing going, who has written a brief history of the site.

The Ormsby survives on donations. If you'd like to make one, here's where.