Gordon Stewart Anderson

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Gordon Stewart Anderson (1958 – July 8, 1991) was a Canadian writer, whose novel The Toronto You Are Leaving was published by his mother 15 years after his death.[1]

Anderson was born in Hamilton, raised in Sault Ste. Marie and lived for many years in Toronto. He graduated from the University of Waterloo and the University of Western Ontario. A gay man, Anderson died of AIDS-related causes. Three years after his death, his mother Marlene Lloyd discovered that a small publishing house had an unpublished manuscript for The Toronto You Are Leaving, a novel Anderson had written about life in Toronto's gay community in the late 1970s. She submitted the manuscript to several other publishers without success, and eventually edited and self-published the novel herself in 2006. The novel garnered a strong review in The Globe and Mail,[2] as well as significant attention in Canada's gay press.

Marlene Lloyd had also previously published a book of her own, Not a Total Waste: The True Story of a Mother, Her Son and AIDS, about Anderson's death.[3]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Anderson, Gordon Stewart (2006). The Toronto You Are Leaving. Toronto: Untroubled Heart. ISBN 0-9780650-1-8. 
  2. ^ Bartley, Jim (2006-08-28). "Out and About in ‘70s Toronto". The Globe and Mail. 
  3. ^ Lloyd, B.M. (1998). Not a Total Waste: The True Story of a Mother, Her Son, and AIDS. New York: Mosaic Press. ISBN 978-0-88962-540-2. 

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