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Author Information: Graeme Gibson

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Graeme Gibson was born in London, Ontario, in 1934 and grew up in various Ontario locations, as well as spending a year each in Halifax, Fredericton and Australia.

Since leaving the University of Western Ontario, he has lived in England, France, Scotland and Mexico, spent most of the 1970s on a farm in rural Ontario, and now lives in Toronto with writer Margaret Atwood and their daughter Jess.

He has two grown sons, Matthew and Graeme, from a first marriage.

Active in cultural politics since the early 1970s, he was instrumental in the formation of the Writers' Union of Canada and was its chairman in 1974-75. In 1978, he was the first participant in the Scottish/Canadian writers' exchange. He has also acted as writer-in-residence at the University of Waterloo.


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