Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Sky Gilbert

Sky Gilbert is a writer, director and drag queen extraordinaire. Gilbert was the artistic director of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto for 18 years. Since leaving Buddies in 1997, he has published four novels, two books of poetry, four plays, and a memoir. Recently, he received The Margo Bindhardt Award from the Toronto Arts Foundation and the ReLit Award for his fourth novel, An English Gentleman. Gilbert holds the University Research Chair in Creative Writing and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph. Brother Dumb is the memoir of a reclusive American literary icon and a how-to manual for meaningful critical engagement with the real world. It is also celebration of innocence, youth, and altruism, and it is the true story of a self-imposed exile. (It is also a work of fiction.)

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