B.W. Powe is widely regarded as one of the original and unclassifiable authors in Canadian writing. His works include A Climate Charged (1984), The Solitary Outlaw (1987), A Tremendous Canada of Light (1995), Outage (1995) and The Unsaid Passing (2005), a ReLit Prize finalist. He is also the founder of McLuhan Initiative for the Study of Literacies at York University. Outage was listed as one of the best ten novels of the year in The Toronto Star, in 1995/96. It was also an editor's choice novel in The Globe and Mail in 1995. A Tremendous Canada of Light was selected as a notable book of the year by The Globe and Mail in 1993. His most recent book is These Shadows Remain: A Fable.