PRAISE FOR A PERFECT NIGHT TO GO TO CHINA WINNER OF THE 2005 GOVERNOR GENERAL’S AWARD FOR FICTION:
“One of the most refreshing, moving and supple works of fiction written since the 21st century began.” —BOOKS IN CANADA
“When a story is this affecting, the result is a luminous reading experience, the kind we all crave. . . . Gilmour is one of the best writers we have.” —TORONTO STAR
PRAISE FOR THE PERFECT ORDER OF THINGS:
“What begins as a man returning to the places where he’s suffered becomes nothing less than a writer reassessing his entire career. There might not be a more honest writer in Canada.” —NATIONAL POST
The critically acclaimed and internationally bestselling author of seven previous novels and one work of non-fiction (The Film Club), DAVID GILMOUR is one of Canada’s most notable writers. Winner of the 2005 Governor General’s Award for Fiction for A Perfect Night to Go to China, Gilmour has won the praise of literary figures as diverse as William S. Burroughs and Northrop Frye. For many years, David Gilmour was a fixture on Canadian television as the national film critic for CBC’s The Journal, as well as the host of his own Gemini-winning show, Gilmour on the Arts. He is presently the Pelham Edgar Visiting Professor of literary studies at Victoria College at the University of Toronto.