Graeme Gibson was born 9 August 1934 and died 18 September 2019.
- Somewhere along the way we identified ourselves with them, and came to associate birds with the realm of spirits, as opposed to that of bodies and their carnal appetites.
- Birds had been around for over one hundred and fifty million years by the time humans appeared on the scene. We came to self-awareness surrounded by them. Doubtless birds and their eggs were our first fast food.
- Birds are imagination and longing and spirit.
Graeme Gibson was a Canadian novelist. He was also a founder of the Writers’ Trust of Canada, a non-profit literary organisation that seeks to encourage Canada’s writing community. He had a long-term relationship with novelist and poet Margaret Atwood, which began in 1973. He was well known for his 1973 book Eleven Canadian Novelists and The Bedside Book of Birds: An Avian Miscellany.
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