George Melnyk teaches Canadian Studies at the University of Calgary. He has published on a wide range of subjects including history, politics and literature. His books include Riel to reform: a history of protest in Western Canada, 1992, Beyond alienation: political essays on the west, 1993, New moon at Batoche: reflections on the urban prairie, 1999, One hundred years of Canadian cinema, 2004, Canada and the new American empire: war and anti-war, 2004, and a book of poetry, Ribstones, 1996. He founded NeWest Review and NeWest Press in the 1970s both of which publish Western Canadian literature and criticism. He was the first executive director of the Alberta Foundation for the Literary Arts in the 1980s. He has served as president of the Writers Guild of Alberta and as a member of the national council of the Writers Union of Canada.
Collection consists of interviews with 29 Alberta writers conducted by G. Melnyk for volume two of The Literary history of Alberta: from the end of the war to the end of the century (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 1997). Includes audiocassettes of 29 interviews and transcripts of 24 of the interviews prepared by Shirlee Smith Matheson.
Donated by George Melnyk in 2005.
Text in English.
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