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Will Aitken
(June 1st 1949 - living) Canada

Will Aitken

Writer, broadcaster


Will Aitken is a Canadian novelist, journalist and film critic. Originally from Terre Haute, Indiana, he has been based in Montreal, Quebec since moving to that city to attend McGill University in 1972.
In Montreal, he was a cofounder of the city's first LGBT bookstore, Librairie L'Androgyne, in 1974. He has also worked as an arts journalist and film critic for a variety of media outlets,including the CBC, the BBC, National Public Radio, The Globe and Mail, Maclean's, The Paris Review, Christopher Street and the National Post.

He published his first novel, Terre Haute, in 1989. He has since published three further novels.
He currently teaches film studies at Dawson College in Montreal. In 2011, he published Death in Venice: A Queer Film Classic, a critical analysis of Luchino Visconti's 1971 film Death in Venice, as part of Arsenal Pulp Press's Queer Film Classics series.

His work has appeared in enRoute, Globe & Mail, Elle Canada, National Post, Maclean's and a variety of other publications. He has published three novels: Realia, A Visit Home and Terre Haute. His book about Italian filmmaker Luchino Visconti "A Candle to My Shames: The Venetian Films of Luchino Visconti" has been published in 2011. He has also taught multimedia production, film studies, English literature and classics at Concordia University, McGill University and Dawson College and has been a guest curator at Harvard University's Film Archives.


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