George Bowering is a distinguished novelist, poet, editor, professor, historian and tireless supporter of fellow writers. Bowering has authored more than one hundred books and chapbooks, including works of poetry, fiction, autobiography, biography and fiction for young readers. His writing has been translated into French, Spanish, Italian, German, Chinese and Romanian. His novel, Burning Water, won the Governor General’s award for fiction and his memoir, Pinboy, was short-listed for the BC National Award for non-fiction in 2013. In 2002, Bowering was recognized by the Vancouver Sun as one of the most influential people in British Columbia.