My name is Bart Moore-Gilbert and I am currently Professor of Postcolonial Studies and English at Goldsmiths, University of London – although I was due to take early retirement as of August 31 this year (quite what my diagnosis will mean for those plans is one of the many mysteries to be unravelled in due course!) I’m currently in the second year of a Leverhulme Trust Fellowship, which has bought me out of Goldsmiths duties to do research on the cultural politics and production of Israel / Palestine, an area of the world in which I have a long-standing interest. I live in Clapham Junction with my partner, Anna, and three-year old daughter (she’ll be four this June), Maddy. Despite the usual ups and downs of family life, we’re a very strong and loving unit, which I’m sure will stand me in very good stead in the months ahead. Getting better for their sake is my prime motivation and I’m determined to do so.
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Dear Bart, I’ve been following your blog from the start. What a moving, honest account by a great wordsmith! Thank you for sharing your thoughts & feelings, warts and all. Sally tells me of her times with you and is clearly a great support – she’s a trooper!
I do hope your work on Israel/Palestine is published, even if not in the form originally envisaged and your novel too. Chris & I really enjoyed ‘The Setting Sun’ and want to see you able to write more. But more importantly, to be able to enjoy family life, see little Maddy grow.
Very much admire your bravery in the face of such shitty
luck. And anything we can do to help, just let us know.
xx Helen (&Chris) Smith
Dear Bart. I don’t know if you remember me from your time in Durham, I’m Harry’s sister Sandra. I always remember you as one of his coolest friends!!
As an ex nurse I know how important it is to share with others when you have such a serious illness, the feedback you get from people will be a great support to you in the bad times.
I’ll be following your blog and thinking about you and your lovely family.
My very best wishes