Born on August 24, 1945 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, William Gough grew up in Outport Newfoundland, working as a documentary film maker there and later becoming a producer/writer and director of many television dramas. His awards include: Gemini, Actra, Prix Anik (Four Times), Genie, Bijou, Blue Ribbon - American Film Festival, Amerfest, Columbus Film Festival - Chris Plaque (Three times) John Muir Medical Film Festival, and the Angel Award.
His 1991 comic novel, which revolves around a mis-spelled fast-food joint in a Newfoundland gravel pit, Chips and Gravey, followed Maud's House, The Last White Man in Panama and a critical work, The Art of David Blackwood. He and his wife, writer Caren Moon, together run "Pilot Hill Press" from Salt Spring Island.
David Blackwood: Master Printmaker (Douglas-McIntyre, 2005)
Pnina Granier – Artist (Foreword) (Ronsdale Press, 1998)
The Art Of David Blackwood (McGrath/Hill/Ryerson, 1989)
Chips & Gravey (Hounslow Press, 1991)
The Last White Man In Panama (Penguin Books, 1987)
Maud's House (Breakwater Books, 1984) (Hounslow Press, 1998)
The Proper Lover (Hounslow Press, 1986)