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SMITH, RAY, 1941-

Ray Smith fonds. - 1964-1989. - 3.5 m of textual record and other materials.

Biographical Sketch

Ray Smith was born in Inverness, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia in 1941. He received a B.A. in English from Dalhousie University (1963) and an M.A. from Concordia University (1985). Smith has lived in Montreal since 1968. He has been involved with Montreal StoryTeller and has been writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta (1986-87). Since 1970, Smith has taught at Dawson College in Montreal. Smith is renowned as a post-modernist writer of what he calls speculative fiction. His published works include: Cape Breton Is the Thought Control Centre of Canada (1969), Lord Nelson Tavern (1974), Century (1986) and A Night at the Opera, which won the QSPELL Hugh MacLennan Award for Best Novel of 1992. His most recent work is entitled The Man Who Loved Jane Austen (1999).

Scope and Content

The Ray Smith fonds contains manuscripts and typescripts for his published and unpublished works, some correspondence, tape recordings of the Montreal StoryTellers in performance and computer files of his latest fiction. A second accession [1995-10] was acquired from the author in 1995.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: received from Ray Smith in two installments in 1989 and 1995. [1989-14, 1995-10]

Language: material in the fonds is in English.

Restrictions: none.

Finding Aid: finding aid available for both accessions.

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