Brother Dumb is the memoir of a reclusive American literary icon. Brother Dumb is a how-to manual for meaningful critical engagement with the real world. Brother Dumb is a celebration of innocence, youth, and altruism. Brother Dumb is a true story of self-imposed exile.... Brother Dumb is also a fiction (from the dust jacket).
Sky Gilbert is a writer, director, teacher, and drag queen extraordinaire. He was co-founder and artistic director of Toronto’s Buddies in Bad Times Theatre for 18 years. He has had nearly 40 plays produced, and has written 8 critically acclaimed novels, and three award winning poetry collections. He has received three Dora Mavor Moore Awards (including one for his play The Situationists, 2011) and the Pauline McGibbon Award for theatre directing. He was also the recipient of The Margo Bindhardt Award (from the Toronto Arts Foundation), The Silver Ticket Award (from the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts), and the ReLit Award (for his fourth novel An English Gentleman, 2004). For his day job, Dr. Gilbert is an Associate Professor at The School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph.