Douglas Gibson was born in Scotland and came to Canada in 1967. For over 40 years he was a prominent editor and publisher in Toronto, latterly as the head of McClelland & Stewart, where he had his own editorial imprint. Over the years he has edited many world-famous fiction writers such as Hugh MacLennan, Alice Munro, Robertson Davies, Mavis Gallant and Alistair MacLeod. In non-fiction, he worked with three Prime Ministers—Pierre Trudeau, Brian Mulroney, and Paul Martin—on their memoirs, as well as with the celebrated author of Arctic fiction James Houston and Greenpeace founder Robert Hunter.
After more than 40 years helping others to write their books, in 2011 he published his first book, Stories About Storytellers, with an introduction by Alice Munro. Since then he has transformed the book into a one-man stage show that he has now taken across eight provinces, giving more than 45 shows. The book, and the show, march onward.