Douglas Gibson has a new book! Great Scots: Celebrating Canadian Writers with Links to Scotland

I have a new book, illustrated by my co-author Anthony Jenkins. His superb caricatures of the 35 writers make this a magnificent book to enjoy.

Among the 35 writers included in this book is Alistair MacLeod. Famously, he once wrote that “No one has done more for Canadian Literature than this man, Douglas Gibson”

The book has been published by the Scottish Studies Foundation and I have donated my royalties to the Foundation to be used as a fundraiser for the Scottish Studies program at the University of Guelph.

Here is what others have said about my book:

“What do Alexander Mackenzie, Robert Service, and Margaret Atwood have in common with L.M. Montgomery, Mavis Gallant, and Hugh MacLennan? If you have a pretty good idea, it’s probably because of the lifework of Douglas Gibson, the legendary ex-publisher who put together this celebration of Scottish Canadian writers. Yes, the above figures are all linked to both Scotland and Canada, and all have contributed to the unrivalled Scottish tradition of Canadian writing. Great Scots is at once a labour of love and a career capstone.” KEN McGOOGAN, author of How the Scots Invented Canada.

“Doug Gibson takes us on a chatty and conversational ramble through Canadian history and literature, and his own successful career as a publisher, in this engaging volume that will make every Scots Canadian chest swell with pride.” CHARLOTTE GRAY, author of The Promise of Canada.

You can purchase a copy of Great Scots ($30 Canadian) and participate in this fundraiser by going to the Scottish Studies Foundation.

Here is the link: (Copy it into your browser)

I hope you enjoy the book.

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3 comments on “Douglas Gibson has a new book! Great Scots: Celebrating Canadian Writers with Links to Scotland

  1. Carolyn M. Gossage says:

    Congratulations, Doug !! We donated 14 property scrolls from the 15th century to the same program at Guelph ( our daughter’s alma mater) and evidently they have the largest Scottish Archives outside Scotland of any other place in the world! Have been editing a tome on an ancient Ethiopian basilica built inside a cave in the mountains.Six contributing authors but only one an English-speaking Canadian.. so it’s a long drawn-out process. Certainly keeping me out of mischief! Hope you’re keeping well and sending every good wish , As ever, Carolyn

  2. Trena White says:

    Wonderful news! Congratulations, Doug! •• Trena White Co-founder and Principal | Page Two She/her/hers ‭(604) 256-5706‬ 5 – 175 East 15th Avenue Vancouver BC Canada V5T 2P6

    Sent from the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples.

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