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Austin Clarke

Canadian writer

Austin Ardinel Chesterfield "Tom" Clarke (July 26, 1934 – June 26, 2016) was a Barbadian-Canadian novelist, essayist and short story writer. He worked in Toronto, Ontario.

Austin Clarke
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BornAustin Ardinel Chesterfield Clarke
(1934-07-26)July 26, 1934
St. James, Barbados
DiedJune 26, 2016(2016-06-26) (aged 81)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupationnovelist, short story writer, essayist
NationalityBarbadian, Canadian
Period1960s-2016
Notable worksThe Polished Hoe

Clarke was a reporter in the Ontario communities of Timmins and Kirkland Lake before joining the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a freelance journalist. He taught subsequently at several American universities, including Yale University (Hoyt fellow, 1968–70), Duke University (1971–72), and the University of Texas (visiting professor, 1973).[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Austin C. Clarke", Gale Contemporary Black Biography.
  2. The Canadian Encyclopedia.