By David Watmough
Born in London, England, of Cornish inventory, David Watmough arrived on Canada’s West Coast in 1961 and speedy grew to become a fixture at the Canadian cultural scene. Now in his 8th decade, Watmough, frequently spoken of as this country’s senior homosexual male fiction author, has determined to devote his thoughts to paper.
Given the autobiographical nature of his fiction, the prolific raconteur has opted for a unique method of his personal existence through telling his tale via his encounters with the various humans he has met, befriended, enjoyed, and jousted with through the years. And what a parade of personalities it truly is! Watmough serves up incisive, trenchant, usually witty profiles of writers W.H. Auden, T.S. Eliot, Stephen Spender, Raymond Chandler, Tennessee Williams, Carol Shields, Margaret Laurence, Jane Rule, and Wallace Stegner; artists invoice Reid and Jack Shadbolt; politicians and celebrities Pierre Trudeau, Clement Atlee, and Eleanor Roosevelt; Hollywood actress Jean Arthur; and a bunch of others.
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