CAROL BISHOP-GWYN is a former arts producer at CBC Radio and journalist, published in The Beaver, Toronto Life, Chatelaine, Maclean’s and The Globe and Mail. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from York University and Master of Philosophy from the University of Surrey. Summering in Newfoundland for over a decade, she developed a deep knowledge of the province’s visual arts scene, along with an excellent general knowledge of Canadian visual arts. She is a board member of the Winterset in the Summer Literary Festival, and as program chair has invited writers, musicians and visual artists to participate. Her first biography, The Pursuit of Perfection: A Life of Celia Franca, was a finalist for the 2012 Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction and the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction and named a Globe 100 best book of the year. Read More...
Author of The Pursuit of Perfection: A Life of Celia Franca. Toronto: Cormorant Publishing, 2012 – short-listed for the Governor-General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction, The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction and named as a Globe and Mail Best Book in 2012.
- Contributor of reviews and articles to various publications including The Globe and Mail, Beaver Magazine, Macleans, Toronto Life, Dance Connection.