I'm not sure he knows, but Ian Gibson's children went to the same school I did and him and is family lived in El Bosque in Madrid, just like I did.
The first time I heard about him was through my mother, who had quite a lot of respect for him. Many many years later, having exiled myself to London, I read one of his books "The Assasination of Garcia Lorca" and later watched a BBC series about Spain, which he presented and probably produced. Years later, for one of my birthdays, two of my friends gave me Lorca's biography, written by Gibson. It's the only book you need to find out everything about the poet and his work.
Gibson is obsessed with Lorca - can you blame him?
To read a recent interview with him, click here.