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Austin Ardinel Chesterfield Clarke, CM , O.Ont (born 26 July 1934) is a Canadian novelist, essayist and short story writer who lives in Toronto, Ontario. Born in St. James, Barbados, in 1955 Clarke moved to Canada, where he attended the University of Toronto. He was a reporter in the Ontario communities of Timmins and Kirkland, before joining the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and eventually became a freelance journalist. In 1998, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada. He won the Giller Prize for The Polished Hoe in 2002, as well as the Commonwealth Writers Prize in 2003. Seal of the Order of Canada The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means (those) desiring a better country. ... The Order of Ontario is an award given in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... July 26 is the 207th day (208th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 158 days remaining. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... A novel is an extended work of written, narrative, prose fiction, usually in story form; the writer of a novel is a novelist. ... An essayist is an author who writes compositions which can be about any particular subject. ... This article is in need of attention. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area Ranked 4th... Saint James is a parish of Barbados on the western side of the island, and is becoming increasingly known as the playground of the rich and famous, and a haven for sun-starved tourists. ... The University of Toronto (U of T) is a coeducational public research university in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Timmins, with a population of 42,997 (2006), is a city in northeastern Ontario, Canada on the Mattagami River. ... Main street through Kirkland Lake. ... The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a Canadian crown corporation, is the country’s national public radio and television broadcaster. ... Seal of the Order of Canada The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means (those) desiring a better country. ... The Giller Prize is an annual award that goes to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story fiction collection published in English. ... See also: 2001 in literature, other events of 2002, 2003 in literature, list of years in literature. ... The Commonwealth Writers Prize was established in 1987. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Bibliography

Novels

See also: 1963 in literature, other events of 1964, 1965 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1966 in literature, other events of 1967, 1968 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1972 in literature, other events of 1973, 1974 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1974 in literature, other events of 1975, 1976 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1976 in literature, other events of 1977, 1978 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1987 in literature, other events of 1988, 1989 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1996 in literature, other events of 1997, 1998 in literature, list of years in literature. ... The Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize is a Canadian literary prize presented annually by Rogers Communications and the Writers Trust of Canada. ... See also: 1998 in literature, other events of 1999, 2000 in literature, list of years in literature. ... The 2000 Governor Generals Awards for Literary Merit were presented by Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada, and Jean-Louis Roux, Chairman of the Canada Council for the Arts, on November 14 at Rideau Hall. ... See also: 1999 in literature, other events of 2000, 2001 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 2001 in literature, other events of 2002, 2003 in literature, list of years in literature. ... The Giller Prize is an annual award that goes to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story fiction collection published in English. ... The Commonwealth Writers Prize was established in 1987. ...

Short stories

  • Amongst Thistles and Thorns - 1965
  • When He Was Free and Young and He Used to Wear Silks - 1971
  • When Women Rule - 1985
  • Nine Men Who Laughed - 1986
  • In This City 1992
  • There Are No Elders - 1993
  • Choosing His Coffin - 2003

See also: 1964 in literature, other events of 1965, 1966 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1970 in literature, other events of 1971, 1972 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1984 in literature, other events of 1985, 1986 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1985 in literature, other events of 1986, 1987 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1991 in literature, other events of 1992, 1993 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1992 in literature, other events of 1993, 1994 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 2002 in literature, other events of 2003, 2004 in literature, list of years in literature. ...

Non-fiction

  • Growing Up Stupid Under the Union Jack 1980
  • Public Enemies: Police Violence and Black Youth - 1992
  • A Passage Back Home: A Personal Reminiscence of Samuel Selvon - 1994
  • Pigtails 'n' Breadfruit - 1999

See also: 1979 in literature, other events of 1980, 1981 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1991 in literature, other events of 1992, 1993 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1993 in literature, other events of 1994, 1995 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1998 in literature, other events of 1999, 2000 in literature, list of years in literature. ...

Readings

Toronto Public Library's Canada Council Heritage Series

Malvern Branch (Toronto Public Library)

30 Sewells Rd.


Toronto ON


416-396-8969


May 28, 7 - 8:30 p.m.


Cedarbrae Branch (Toronto Public Library)

545 Markham Rd.


Toronto ON


416-396-8850


May 30, 7 - 8:30 p.m


External links

  • Order of Canada Citation

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Austin Clarke (831 words)
Clarke recognised that assonance was the key to rhyme and that Gaelic poetry relied on assonance for much of its aural effect.
Clarke relies heavily on both assonance (which he considered to be the chief element of rhyme) and consonance to create a series of sound patterns which give an aural quality to his poetry.
Clarke is attempting to preserve the syllabic structure of the Dán Direach by limiting the lies of The Blackbird of Derrycairn to nine syllables.
Northwest Passages - Author Profile: Austin Clarke (854 words)
Austin Ardinel Chesterfield Clarke was born in 1934 on the island of Barbados.
Clarke stayed in the U.S. from 1974-1975 after accepting a position as a cultural attachŽ to the Barbadian Embassy in Washington.
Clarke's greatest triumph of the 1990s, though, was certainly the publication of The Origin of Waves (1997), his first novel in eleven years.
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