Robertson Davies

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Birthday
28, 1913
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Dec 2, 1995 (82)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
28, 1913
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Dec 2, 1995 (82)

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About

A Canadian novelist, playwright, journalist, and professor, he wrote The Deptford Trilogy, The Cornish Trilogy, and The Salterton Trilogy. He also published numerous essays, plays, and works of literary criticism.

Before Fame

After studying at Upper Canada College and Queen's University, he became the literary editor of Saturday Night magazine.

Trivia

He was short-listed for the Booker Prize for Fiction for his 1985 work, What's Bred in the Bone.

Family Life

He grew up in Ontario, Canada as the son of author William Rupert Davies. He later married Brenda Mathews.

Associated With

Davies spoke out in support of Salman Rushdie when Rushdie was threatened by Ayatollah Khomeini.

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