Kildare Dobbs

Kildare Robert Eric Dobbs (born 1923) is a Canadian short story and travel writer.

Born in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India, he was educated in Ireland and later spent 5 years in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. After the war he worked in the British Colonial Service in Tanganyka. Dobbs came to Canada in 1952 and became a teacher, editor for Macmillan of Canada, managing editor of "Saturday Night", and book editor of the "Toronto Star".

In 2000, he was awarded the Order of Ontario. Dobbs lives in Toronto, Ontario with his wife [ Linda Kooluris Dobbs] , a noted portrait artist, painter and photographer.


*"Running to Paradise" - 1962
*"Reading the Time" - 1968
*"Canada" 1964 1965
*"The Great Fur Opera" - 1970
*"Pride and Fall: A Novella and Six Stories" - 1981
*"Historic Canada" - 1984
*"Coastal Canada" - 1985
*"Anatolian Suite: Travels and Discursions in Turkey" - 1989
*"Ribbon of Highway: By Bus Along the Trans-Canada" - 1991
*"Smiles and Chukkers & Other Vanities" - 1994
*"The Eleventh Hour: Poems for the Third Millennium" - 1997
*"Casablanca: The Poem" - 1999
*"Running the Rapids:A Writer's Life" - 2005

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