The day after Thanksgiving, the Winnipeg Free Press ran a piece on Douglas Gibson by Gordon Sinclair, what he calls “a tribute, of sorts, to a living person.” Sinclair writes of his own experience publishing a book with Gibson, weaving it with the story of Gibson’s experience writing Stories About Storytellers. Read the article online here.
Winnipeg Free Press Books reviewer Morley Walker praised Stories About Storytellers this past weekend, noting,
Here’s the thing about Douglas Gibson, Scottish immigrant and Toronto publisher extraordinaire. He has a greater appreciation of regional Canada than 99 per cent of those of us born here.
This genial memoir of his 40 years in the publishing racket, including 16 years at the helm of the country’s top literary house, McClelland & Stewart, takes readers from coast to coast and everywhere in between. . . .
Gibson joins such American giants as Michael Korda and Bennett Cerf in penning a gossipy memoir of his publishing life and times.
His delightful volume enriches the Canadian shelf beside Jack McClelland’s more selective letters, Imagining Canadian Literature (1998), and Roy MacSkimming’s stuffily comprehensive history, The Perilous Trade (2003). Anyone interested in CanLit will find much to enjoy here.
Read the full review here.