Derek Lundy’s

News and Upcoming Events


Borderlands: Riding the Edge of America:

Shortlisted for the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize 2011.

I’ll be doing further various media events in connection with the book’s October, 2011 launch in paperback in the United States and Canada. For example, I’ll do a reading and talk at Warwick Books in La Jolla, CA (in February, 2011—date tba), and, I hope, at other bookstores on the U.S. west coast. More information to come.


Selected Recent Appearances and Events

November, 17, 2011: Hour long interview and call-in with “Here on Earth,” Wisconsin Public Radio.

November 16, 2011: Hour long interview and call-in with “Think,” Dallas, TX Public Radio.

November 7, 2011: Interview with Public Radio in Yuma, AZ

July 13, 2011: panelist at a Simon Fraser University’s Canadian Center for Studies in Publishing event: Authors and their relationships with agents and publishers in digital times.

April 15 to 20, 2011, B.C. Book Prizes Okanagan tour together with nominees George Bowering and Julie Flett.

March 2011: Reading and talk at the Robson Square Reading Series at the UBC Bookstore, Robson Square, Vancouver.


Vancouver International Writers’ Festival, Friday October 22nd, 1:00 - 2:30: A moderated discussion with other writers dealing with road trips and “travelling for the purpose of writing”.

October 2010: Talk and Signing at Galiano Island Books, Galiano Island (logically enough), B.C.

September 2010: Talk and reading at The Word on the Street National Book and Magazine Festival,Vancouver.

Recent publication: An excerpt from Borderlands: Riding the Edge of America in Canadian Geographic magazine’s July - August issue. This excerpt describes the strange and jangly situation in the Quebec-Vermont border town of Stanstead-Derby Line where the border cuts through town, and even through the reading room of the public library.

Interview with Joseph Planta on

June 23, 2010: Book Launch and Reading for Borderlands on my home island of Salt Spring - sponsored jointly by Artspring and Salt Spring Books. This was the book’s official launch shindig.

Interview on Salt Spring Radio’s Word on the Rock (CFSI 107.9 FM)

Talk and slide presentation on The Way of a Ship at the Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre at Cowichan Bay on Vancouver Island.

A talk on the sea and sailing, and a reading from The Way of a Ship, at “The Night of the Living Sailors” at the Salt Spring Island Sailing Club.

Talks to the Salt Spring Island Eggheads society on The Bloody Red hand and the forthcoming Borderlands: Riding the Edge of America

Talk and slide presentation to the Royal Victoria Yacht Club on Godforsaken Sea

Talk to the Salt Spring Island chapter of Probus on the forthcoming Borderlands

Co-conducted a 2009 four-day workshop entitled “The Way of a Story: Crafting Fiction and Creative Non-fiction,” with the novelist Kathy Page

Juried Writers’ Trust of Canada Non-Fiction Prize, 2008-09

Juried 2008 British Columbia Arts Council Creative Writing Awards