A former physician in Drumheller and Lethbridge, Alberta, English-born Richard Gordon Hepworth wrote a black comedy about Canadian racism set on an Alberta Indian Reserve, having worked on a reserve for one year. Events are thinly fictionalized. Also an attorney, Hepworth has moved to the U.S. to live in Blaine, Washington.

Date Of Birth: March 12 1926
Place Of Birth: Farnley, Leeds, England
Arrival in Canada: May 1953
Arrival in BC: 1959


Prisms of My Mind, Llumina Press, 2002
Medical Mafia, Protea, 2001
The Making of a Chief, Sono Nis, 1974

Biography: Born Leeds, England 1926, University of Leeds, and Leeds medical School, Assoc. Producer London theatre 1945, Graduated Medical School 1951; immigrated to Canada 1953, Arctic doctor (Port radium NWT and later Yellowknife NWT) 1954; Doctor and Superintendent Indian reservation hospital Cardston, Alta 1955, family practitioner Drumheller area 1957; Urology training Toronto & Vancouver completed 1960; lecturer urology and chief of urology St. Vincent's hospital Vancouver, 1963-75) Liberal candidate Vancouver South Provincial election 1968;Associate Professor Urology University of Tennessee 1975; Cigna Health Plan Los Angeles 1980; Professor of Surgery University of Health Sciences of the Pacific 1985; national lecturer and reviewer Medicare until 1992. Wrote Clinton health Plan during Clinton first term. Retired Point Roberts WA, USA starting there 1990; moved to Semiahmoo 2005; left Semiahmoo prison camp and moved into new home in Blaine n 2006. Obtained J.D. May 2007.

[BCBW 2008] "First Nations" "Fiction"