BUSBY, Brian




With an introduction by Bill Richardson, Character Parts: Who's Really Who in Canadian Literature is Brian Busby's attempt to trace the characters in Canadian fiction to real life counterparts. The book was inspired by an equivalent for European and American literature, The Originals, by William Amos. Busby was born, raised and educated in Montreal, where he attended Concordia University and began his career writing for Time of Your Life, a daytime soap opera aired on CTV in the late 1980s. A stint with Radio Canada International was followed by work as an editor and features writer. From 1994 to 1997 Busby lived in Vancouver and served on the board of the Federation of BC Writers. He then spent several years in Toronto, returning to British Columbia in 2001. He is a former bookseller and buyer who was involved in Prospero, the publishing arm of Chapters Inc. He has served as co-editor of a series of anthologies of Canadian literature and an anthology of poems, In Flanders Fields and Other Poems of the First World War (2005).He has been writing a biography of John Glassco, the Montreal poet, translator and pornographer, perhaps best known for his Memoirs of Montparnasse. Brian Busby was elected as president of the Federation of B.C. Writers in 2005.

CITY/TOWN: Vancouver

DATE OF BIRTH: August 29, 1962

PLACE OF BIRTH: Montreal

ARRIVAL IN BRITISH COLUMBIA: 2001

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

The Poetry of the Civil War (Gramercy, 2006) Editor, pseud. John Boyes
In Flanders Fields and Other Poems of the First World War (2005), Editor.
Character Parts: Who's Really Who in CanLit (Knopf Canada, 2003).
Question and Answer Encyclopedia Canada (Parragon, 2003).
Contemporary Canada (Prentice-Hall Canada, 1997). Editor.
Coming to Canada (Prentice-Hall Canada, 1996). Editor.
Classics Canada, Book 4 (Prentice-Hall Canada, 1995). Editor.
Classics Canada, Book 3 (Prentice-Hall Canada, 1995). Editor.
Classics Canada, Book 2 (Prentice-Hall Canada, 1994). Editor.
Classics Canada, Book 1 (Prentice-Hall Canada, 1994). Editor.


[BCBW 2008]


Character Parts: Who’s Really Who in Canadian Literature
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Former bookseller and soap opera writer Brian Busby traces characters in Canadian fiction to real life counterparts in Character Parts: Who’s Really Who in Canadian Literature (Knopf Canada, $29.95). The book was inspired by an equivalent for European and American literature, The Originals, by William Amos. 0-676-97578-X

[BCBW 2003]