Briony Penn

Briony Penn is an award-winning writer of creative non-fiction books as well as a contributor to many anthologies and chapter books. She has been a feature writer and columnist for decades, with over five hundred articles on environmental issues and natural history in newspapers, magazines, government publications, online news sources and peer-reviewed journals. She has also written numerous environmental guides and educational handbooks for teachers in British Columbia. Her first book with RMB, The Real Thing: The Natural History of Ian McTaggart Cowan, was the winner and a finalist for two of the 2016 BC Book Prizes and the 2022 North American Wildlife Society Award. Briony’s work continued with the publication of two collaborative biographies with Cecil Paul: Stories from the Magic Canoe of Wa’xaid in 2019 and Following the Good River: The Life and Times of Wa’xaid in 2020, which won the Jeanne Clarke Memorial Award and the Butler Prize and was a finalist for the BC Book Prize in 2021. Briony lives on Salt Spring Island, BC.