THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DESK brings together critical explorations of Art and Literature.

I was brought up in the contemporary art world, and so had a personal as well as a critical education in the life of creative individuals and the culture industry and represented them. I have bridged that gap with my writing. I also own a library of books in many genres and on many subjects, and my engagement with stories, plays, poems, and more has always inhabited a large part of my active thinking. I am working on essays about writers who have meant a lot to me, on new writers as I discover them, on specific books marginalized or forgotten, and on specific genres or themes of writing. I particularly love fiction. If you want to know a bit more about my background here is a link:

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David Gibson

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