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Chris Scott fonds. - 1969-1984. - 1.15 m of textual record.

Biographical Sketch

Novelist Chris Scott was born in Hull, England in 1945. He studied at the University of Hull (B.A., 1966), Manchester University (M.A., 1967), and in 1968-1969 he was a Fulbright Scholar at Pennsylvania State. After teaching for several years at York University in Toronto, he settled in a small town north of Kingston. His literary activities include teaching creative writing, freelance broadcasting for the CBC and writing reviews for Books in Canada (1972-1982). Scott is best known as a writer of experimental fiction. He has written thriller, spy and crime novels. His first published novel, Bartleby (1971) launched his literary career, followed by To Catch a Spy (1978), Antichthon (1982), Hitler's Bomb (1984), and Jack (1997). Scott won the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award for Jack, about Jack the Ripper. His latest work, Quabe's World satirizes the scientific way of looking at man in the 20th century. Scott was writer-in-residence in Cumberland Township libraries in 1990 and makes his home in the Ottawa Valley.

Scope and Content

The Chris Scott fonds includes typescripts of poetry and novels, published, unpublished and in progress, including Bartleby, To Catch a Spy, Antichthon, Hitler's Bomb, Jack and Quabe's World; correspondence with Dennis Lee concerning Bartleby, Gary Geddes, George Woodcock, and others. Several volumes of unpublished poetry, Women, Men and Gods and Four Poems for a Summer Season and unpublished novels, To Every Several Man and Getting There.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: acquired from Chris Scott in 1984.

Language: material in the fonds is in English.

Restrictions: none.

Finding Aid: finding aid available.

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