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First Name Gilbert
Last Name Reid
Member Since May 14, 2020
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Phone 416-871-0614
Street 305 - 28 Macpherson Avenue
City Toronto
State ON
Zipcode M5R 1W8
Country Canada
Company Twin Rivers Productions
Pen Name Gilbert Reid
Branch Affiliation Toronto
Website https://gilbertreid.com/
Blog https://gilbertreid.com/
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Bio Gilbert Reid is a writer and broadcaster. His most recent works of fiction are "Son of Two Fathers" - a 666-page novel set in the Italian Renaissance, co-authored with the late Jacqueline Park (House of Anansi Press, 2019), "Lava and Other Stories" (Twin Rivers Productions, 2019), "So This is Love," (Twin Rivers Productions, 2019, earlier editions with Key Porter in Canada, and St. Martin's Press in the US). Forthcoming: a seven-volume superheroine science fiction - or speculative fiction - series and, authored by his alter-ego, Gwendoline Clermont, an erotic trilogy. Gilbert Reid also writes, television, and radio documentaries. Radio credits are many programs and series with CBC IDEAS, including "Gilbert Reid's Italy" and "Gilbert Reid's France" (both five hours). TV credits include East Meets West (with Peter Ustinov), Machine Gun, For King and Empire, For King and Country, and many others. For thirty years, he lived and worked in Europe. He served as a diplomat in Ottawa, London, and Rome. He was an economist — working on international economic policy coordination — at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris; for six years, at the University of Messina in Sicily, he taught English and 19th and early 20th century English Literature — from Jane Austen to James Joyce — to wonderful groups of students from Sicily and Calabria. As a journalist and book reviewer, Reid has written for The Times Literary Supplement, The Globe and Mail, Il Tempo, and many other publications; once, he worked as an adventure travel guide for the French company Nouvelles Frontières in Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia.
Publications "Son of Two Fathers" (House of Anansi Press, 2019), "So This is Love" (2019 Twin Rivers Productions, earlier editions with St. Martin's Press in the US, Key Porter in Canada), "Lava and Other Stories" (2019 Twin Rivers Productions), and many articles in the Times Literary Supplement, the Globe and Mail, and numbers other publications. For a number of years, Reid directed, with Simona Barabesi, an Italian-language magazine, "Canada Contemporaneo" and he wrote many articles for that; two of his interviews with Northrop Frye are included in Frye's collected works. A partial bibliography can be fond on the author's website.
Other Memberships The Writers' Union of Canada Quadrangle Society of Massey College (University of Toronto)
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