Fonds F0563 - Ray Robertson fonds

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Ray Robertson fonds

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0.72 metres of textual material

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Ray Robertson, author, was born and raised in Chatham, Ontario. He graduated from the University of Toronto (B.A. Hon., Philosophy) and Southwest Texas State University (Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing), and has taught creative writing and literature at the University of Toronto and York University. He wrote the novels "Home movies" (1997), "Heroes" (2000, republished in 2015), "Gently down the stream" (2005), "Moody food" (2006 in the United States, 2010 in Canada), "What happened later" (2007, translated into French in 2012), "David" (2009), and "I was there the night he died" (2014). His non-fiction includes "Mental hygiene : essays on writers and writing" (2003), "Why not? Fifteen reasons to live (2011, translated into German in 2012), and "Lives of the poets (with guitars)" (2016), as well as book reviews for "The Globe and mail."

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Fonds consists of annotated drafts, continuity notes and revisions from the novels "Moody Food" (published in 2002), "Gently Down The Stream" (2005), "What Happened Later" (2007) and "David" (2009).

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Donated by Ray Robertson in 2009 and 2013.


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  • English

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  • Latin

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The fonds comprises the following accessions: 2009-046, 2013-042. Further accruals may be expected.

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2010/03/12 A.St.Onge:. (Creation)
2010/03/12 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2013/12/10 Anna St.Onge. added 0.15 metres of textual material to extent. added link to new accession 2013-042. updated dates of creation.
2015-04-18. Anna St.Onge. Updated migrated file descriptions, eliminated sub headings, published finding aid and linke to Wikipedia page for Robertson.

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  • English


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