Penguin Random House Canada says Canadian author Graeme Gibson has died at 85.
A co-founder of the Writers’ Trust of Canada and the Writers’ Union of Canada, Gibson also served as president of PEN Canada.
He was the author of novels including Five Legs, Perpetual Motion and Gentleman Death, and a member of the Order of Canada.
For the past several decades, Gibson lived in Toronto with his partner, author Margaret Atwood.
Atwood said in a statement he was suffering from dementia. She also said he passed away “surrounded by love, friendship and appreciation.”