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Author Gibson, Douglas, author.

Title Stories About Storytellers : Publishing Alice Munro, Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pierre Trudeau and Others / Douglas Gibson.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : ECW Press / Open Road Integrated Media, [2011]


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Description 1 online resource (392 pages)
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Summary The legendary Canadian book editor presents this "remarkable, four-decade romp through the back rooms of publishing." -- Toronto Sun Scottish-born Douglas Gibson was drawn to Canada by the writing of Stephen Leacock -- and eventually made his way across the Atlantic to find a job in book publishing, where he edited a biography of none other than Leacock. But over the decades, his stellar career would lead him to work with many more of the country's leading literary lights. This memoir shares stories of working -- and playing -- alongside writers including Robertson Davies, Mavis Gallant, Brian Mulroney, Val Ross, W. O. Mitchell, and many more. He reveals the projects he brainstormed for Barry Broadfoot; how he convinced future Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro to keep writing short stories; his early-morning phone call from a former prime minister; and his recollection of yanking a manuscript right out of Alistair MacLeod's reluctant hands -- which ultimately garnered MacLeod one of the world's most prestigious prizes for fiction. Insightful and entertaining, this collection of tales goes behind the scenes and between the covers to divulge a treasure trove of literary adventures. "He makes his life in publishing sound like great fun." -- The Globe and Mail (Toronto).
Note Print version record.
Subject Gibson, Douglas.
McClelland and Stewart Limited -- History.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Editors, Journalists, Publishers.
Authors and publishers -- Canada.
Authors, Canadian -- Anecdotes.
Publishers and publishing -- Canada -- Biography.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Jenkins, Anthony.
Other Form: Print version: Gibson, Douglas. Stories about storytellers. Toronto : ECW Press, c2011. 9781770410688 (DLC)2011535231
Standard No. 9781770900493
ISBN 9781770900493 (epub)
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