In September 2004, Gilbert's "So This Is Love: Lollipop and other stories" was published by Key Porter Books. It was named one of 100 best books of the year by the Globe & Mail, was praised by Joyce Carol Oats and Margaret Macmillan, and is available in the US in e-book and hardcover editions from Macmillan.

For the last three and half years (2009-2016) Gilbert has been writing a series of five (rather hefty) ‘speculative fiction’ novels, and an erotic trilogy, as well as working on various TV series “in development’’ as story editor or writer and doing occasional journalism. Gilbert Reid lives in Toronto. Between 1964 and 1995, Gilbert lived and worked in Europe, mainly Britain, France, and Italy.