Douglas Gibson, born and raised in Scotland, started his life in Canadian Publishing in March 1968. Since 1980, when he became Publisher of Macmillan of Canada, and after his years running McClelland & Stewart where he was Publisher from 1988 to 2004, he has become Canada’s most famous editor/publisher. His memoir, Stories About Storytellers, is about the authors he met along the way.
“CANADA’S GREATEST STORYTELLERS / LES GRANDS RACONTEURS CANADIENS 1867–2017″
With a burst of Canadian music to set the scene, and iconic photographs by people like Karsh (not to mention scores of paintings by artists like Krieghoff, Lawren Harris and Alex Colville) to show the context, decade by decade Doug Gibson selects the decade’s best Canadian fiction writers, in English and in French. It’s an amazing historical, artistic, and literary journey covering the last 150 years, starting with Skaay, the Haida storyteller, who is our Homer, and culminating in Alice Munro… who is our Alice Munro.”
Years Participated: 2010, 2013, 2017