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One of the authors of 100 Mile Diet is coming to London

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Eating local food is not a new idea but J.B MacKinnon and Alisa Smith's book The 100 Mile Diet: a year of local eating really popularized it. The two authors write alternate chapters and talk about their experience in this experiment-one year on the food which grows 100 mile radius to their residence. The book was for 20 weeks on Vancouver Sun bestseller list for nonfiction, and the authors were awarded with the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize from the British Columbia Booksellers Association for the best contribution to the enjoyment and understanding of British Columbia. The concept of eating local food has been well covered by media across North America. Although that happened few years ago the idea is still worth to explore. Especially when we are more and more aware about the fragile state of our environment. J.B MacKinnon has just finished his new book: The Once and Future World: Nature As It Was, As It Is, As It Could Be. This book was noticed by the Hilary Weston Writer’s Trust.

On Tuesday, October 22 at 7 pm in the Wolf Performance Hall, Central Library J.B. MacKinnon and Andrew Steinmetz, finalists for the Hilary Weston Writer's Trust Prize for Nonfiction will take to the stage to deliver short readings of their nominated works of non-fiction, followed by a brief Q&A.

Book sale courtesy of The BookStore at Western. Tickets $10, available beginning September 20, can be purchased in person at the Community Outreach office at the Central Library or by phone: 519-661-5122.

You might be intereste also to check out these:

Locavore by Sara Elton or No Impact Man by Colin Beavan

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