Thursday, April 17, 2014

Crad Kilodney (1948 - April 14, 2014)

Stuart Ross posted a note on his blog that infamous Toronto writer Crad Kilodney died on Monday, as reported to him by lorette c. luzajic. When people talk about how Ross sold thousands of books on the streets of Toronto in the 1980s, he was taking a page from Crad Kilodney. Still, anything I've heard of Kilodney is second-hand, so I'll defer to notes on Kilodney by others, such as this one by Jay MillAr from January, a piece by David Chilton from April, a piece from Bookslut from 2008, and this anonymous piece from 2005. He was legendary.

At his request, The Crad Kilodney Literary Foundation was launched on Tuesday.


Razovsky said...

Thanks for posting this, rob. Your readers might also be interested in this more extensive memoir I posted recently, when I heard Crad was heading for the exit:

Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod said...

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Nice to know that I'm not alone. I just found out last week that he died and posted my own tribute here: RIP Crad Kilodney