Service Alerts

Visit your neighbourhood library branch for programs, meeting space, borrowing and more.
Free, fun March Break programs for your family!
Has your Library Card expired?

The Inconvenient Indian

book cover image The Inconvenient Indian

Canadian author Thomas King's non-fiction work The Inconvenient Indian is the winner of the 2014 British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction.

The book is a critical and personal meditation that King has conducted over the past 50 years about what it means to be "Indian" in North America. It covers the relationship between non-Natives and Natives in the centuries since the two first encountered each other.

The book is both timeless and timely as each try to understand how we might tell a new story for the future. Well deserving of this popular award.

Other nominees for the 2014 BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction:


Carolyn Abraham

The Juggler's Children: A Journey into Family, Legend and the Genes that Bind Us


J.B. MacKinnon

The Once and Future World: Nature As It Was, As It Is, and As It Could Be


Margaret MacMillan

The War That Ended Peace


Graeme Smith

The Dogs Are Eating Them Now: Our War in Afghanistan