Howard White is the owner and president of Harbour Publishing, which for the past 25 years has published hundreds of outstanding books about British Columbia. Beginning with a magazine about B.C. history called Raincoast Chronicles, Harbour Publishing has gone on to publish such local classics as Donald Graham’s two lighthouse volumes, Keepers of the Light and Lights of the Inside Passage, Edith Iglaurs’s Fishing with John, Howard White’s own Stephen Leacock award-winner Writing in the Rain, Alan Haig-Brown’s Fishing for a Living. By publishing books such as these, Howard White has brought the little-known fishing villages, logging camps, and coastal settlements to the public’s imagination, thus giving the coastal culture a permanent place in B.C history and literature.
Mr. White has demonstrated his commitment to Canadian literature by featuring the writing of over 200 emerging writers, most of them from B.C. He has logged hours of volunteer work for the arts and cultural industry of Canada by serving on the executive and committees of the Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia (as President), and the Association of Canadian Publishers.