Stephen Gilbert (novelist)
Stephen Gilbert (1912–2010) was born at Newcastle, County Down (Northern Ireland). He worked for the Northern Whig until the mid-1930s when he joined the family firm of McCausland in Belfast. In 1939 he joined the Supplementary Reserve and served with the 3rd Ulster Searchlight Regiment in France. His wartime memories, including the evacuation at Dunkirk, form the basis of Bombardier (1944).
Gilbert was a friend and protégé of Forrest Reid.
- The Landslide (1943)
- Bombardier (1944)
- Monkeyface (1948)
- The Burnaby Experiments (1952)
- Ratman's Notebooks (1968)
- Brown, Kristian An exhibition on Forrest Reid and Stephen Gilbert, Queen's University Belfast, 2008.
- Craig, Patricia Stephen Gilbert: Writer who was lauded by Forster but is best known for a lurid novel about rats, The Independent, 02/07/2010.
- Kennedy, Diarmuid Rats!, Verbal Magazine Issue 14, pp. 6-7.