Author brings the 40s to Fernie

A celebrated author will be coming to the Fernie Heritage Library to read from her latest book on Monday, November 21.

A celebrated author will be coming to the Fernie Heritage Library to read from her latest book on Monday, November 21.

‘The Time We All Went Marching’ is the latest novel from Vancouver’s Arley McNeney.

Set during the 1930s and 40s in the BC interior, this novel is set in a period in history rarely explored in fiction. Skillfully deploying the history of the On To Ottawa Trek, when over a thousand men from relief camps attempted to protest their brutal conditions, Arley McNeney illuminates the human struggle to fight for survival – no matter what the cost.

Arley McNeney’s first novel, ‘Post,’ was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize, Best First Novel, Canadian and the Caribbean, and longlisted for the Saskatchewan Best First Novel and for the ReLit awards.

 

An elite athlete, McNeney played on Canada’s national wheelchair basketball team from 2001 to 2007, winning two World Championships and a bronze medal at the 2004 Paralympics.