John MacLachlan Gray is the author of a novel, many magazine articles, and several stage musicals, a book on tattoos, Lost in North America: The Imaginary Canadian in the American Dream (1994), Local Boy Makes Good (1987), and the internationally acclaimed Billy Bishop Goes to War (1982) with Eric Peterson. He has contributed sixty-five satirical pieces for The Journal on CBC Television, and is a frequent speaker on cultural issues. Among his many awards are the Governor General’s Award, the Canadian Authors Association Award, and the National Magazine Award. He lives in Vancouver.
Winner 1980 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award
Winner 1982 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama
Winner 1999 Jessie Richardson Award: The Sun Readers' Choice Award (Vancouver Playhouse)