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Stories about Storytellers by Douglas Gibson
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Dec 07, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: canlit
Read in November, 2011

I devoured Doug Gibson’s Stories About Storytellers (ECW Press $32.95) last month. He’s the
recently retired editor whose stable of authors at MacMillan, McClelland & Stewart, and under
his own eponymous imprint, cover many of the best Canadian authors of the past half-century.
My own career as a bookseller tips in around Chapter 7 with W.O.Mitchell and Robertson
Davies and continued with Peter Gzowski, Alistair MacLeod, Peter Newman and of course Alice
Munro. But even his authors that I had not met, like James Houston, Charles Ritchie and Harold
Horwood, I’m now inspired to read. Gibson shares a lifetime of his stories (and the chapter
headings are but the tip of his literary contacts), mostly comical, many insightful.
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