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Over the past couple of years, Ian Young has been responsible for some of the best gay writing in Canada, penning fascinating portraits of explorer Norm Elder and renegade novelist Scott Symons. First published in Canadian Notes & Queries, both profiles are now available in book form, along with a third, of activist Robin Hardy, and they’re a terrific addition to that very small shelf known as gay Canadian biography. A book launch scheduled for this summer never materialized but the book itself, Encounters with Authors, is still available through the usual sources. Best known for his early gay activism, Young also assembled the astonishing collection of gay pulps now at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at U of T.

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