About the Author
An urban anthropologist by training, Clive Doucet is a graduate of the universities of Toronto and Montreal, and has worked for many years as a public servant at both the federal and provincial levels. He is current the regional councillor for Capital Ward in Ottawa, Ontario.
Doucet’s literary credits include two novels (Disneyland Please, 1979, and John Coe’s War, 1983), a memoir (My Grandfather’s Cape Breton, 1980), novellas (The Gospel According to Mary Magdalene, 1990, and The Priest’s Boy, 1992) and three books of poetry. He has written several plays, one of which, Hatching Eggs, was produced at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Clive Doucet has also worked with the CBC, covering the first world reunion of the Acadians in New Brunswick for CBC Radio. Doucet, whose Acadian name is Clive à Fernand à William à Arsène à Magloire, is married with two children and lives in Ottawa.