David Gilmour (writer)
|Born||December 22, 1949|
|Alma mater||University of Toronto|
|Occupation||Academic, novelist, former broadcaster|
|Spouse(s)||Anne Mackenzie 1980–1984, divorced |
Maggie Huculak 1985-?
Tina Gladstone ?-present
|Children||Maggie and Jesse (b. 1985)|
He became managing editor of the Toronto International Film Festival in 1980 and held the post for four years. In 1986, he joined CBC Television as a film critic for The Journal, eventually becoming host of the program's Friday night arts and entertainment show. In 1990, he began hosting Gilmour on the Arts, an arts show series on CBC Newsworld.
He left the CBC in 1997 to concentrate on his writing. His 2005 novel A Perfect Night to Go to China won the 2005 Governor General's Award for English fiction, and was longlisted for the 2007 International Dublin Literary Award.
In 2013, Gilmour caused an uproar when he admitted to reporter Emily M. Keeler of Random House's Hazlitt blog that he doesn't teach literature by "Chinese, or women", stating, "I'm not interested in teaching books by women. Virginia Woolf is the only writer that interests me as a woman writer, so I do teach one of her short stories. But once again, when I was given this job I said I would only teach the people that I truly, truly love. Unfortunately, none of those happen to be Chinese, or women... What I teach is guys. Serious heterosexual guys. F Scott Fitzgerald, Chekhov, Tolstoy. Real guy-guys. Henry Miller. Philip Roth." He later back-tracked his remarks, while blaming Keeler for "misrepresenting" him. In response, Hazlitt blog released the full transcript of the interview. In the fall of 2014, one of Gilmour's English courses included multiple female authors. In an interview in 2017 Gilmour apologized for his previous remarks.
- Back on Tuesday (1986)
- How Boys See Girls (1991)
- An Affair with the Moon (1993)
- Lost Between Houses (1999)
- Sparrow Nights (2001)
- A Perfect Night to Go to China, Thomas Allen Publishers (2005)
- The Perfect Order of Things, Thomas Allen Publishers (2011)
- Extraordinary, Patrick Crean Editions (2013) (longlisted for the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize)
- The Film Club, Thomas Allen Publishers (2007)
- "David Gilmour". Retrieved 3 September 2015.
- David Gilmour's entry in The Canadian Encyclopedia.
- The Walrus » David Gilmour » My Life with Tolstoy » Memoir Archived 2010-01-14 at the Wayback Machine.
- Paula E. Kirman/Calypso Communications and Consulting. "David Gilmour: a website". Retrieved 3 September 2015.
- Keeler, Emily M. (25 September 2013). "David Gilmour on Building Strong Stomachs | Hazlitt". Hazlitt. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
- Bury, Liz (27 September 2013). "Canadian author David Gilmour sparks furore over female writers". the Guardian. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
- Barton, Adriana (25 September 2013). "David Gilmour responds after remarks on female writers spark outrage". Retrieved 14 October 2018.
- "The Gilmour Transcript". Hazlitt. 25 September 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
- Chiose, Simona (12 September 2014). "Gilmour returns to teaching at U of T after row over female writers". Retrieved 14 October 2018.
- "David Gilmour apologizes". CBC. 26 September 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2018.