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Douglas Gibson has edited some of Canada’s biggest names, from Pierre Trudeau to Alice Munro. Now he’s coming to Brock to talk about it.
The 40-year publishing veteran who founded his own imprint at McClelland and Stewart will be the keynote speaker for Brock's Two Days of Canada conference on Thursday, Nov. 3. Gibson, who penned the recently released book Stories About Storytellers, will present a slide show and tasty anecdotes about some of the literary and cultural giants he's worked with.
He’ll include colourful stories of dashing through traffic with Trudeau, or committing a “home invasion” to get Alistair MacLeod’s manuscript of No Great Mischief. What spectators won’t get, he says, is dirt.
“The key thing about this whole collection is it’s not a bitter, get-even book,” he says. “I like all the writers I write about, and if I didn't like them, I didn’t write about them.”