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.
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I hope you enjoy the book.