Roderick L. Haig-Brown
Roderick Haig-Brown is known as one of BC’s most influential and knowledgeable conservationists and naturalists. He was the author of 28 books. In 1947, Haig-Brown won the inaugural Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award, recognizing his 1943 novel Starbuck Valley Winter. He won the award again in 1963 for The Whale People. Haig-Brown was a visionary in his time and his work is increasingly more relevant today.