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Wilson Harris

Guyanese writer

Sir Theodore Wilson Harris (24 March 1921 – 8 March 2018) was a Guyanese writer. He wrote poetry, but has since become a well-known novelist and essayist.

Wilson Harris
BornTheodore Wilson Harris
(1921-03-24)24 March 1921
New Amsterdam, British Guiana
Died8 March 2018(2018-03-08) (aged 96)
Chelmsford, Essex, England
OccupationWriter
Alma materQueen's College
Genrefiction, poems, essay
Notable awardsGuyana Prize for Literature, Premio Mondello dei Cinque Continenti, Guyana Prize for Literature (Special Award)
SpouseMargaret (until her death, January 2010)
ChildrenE. Nigel Harris, Alexis Harris, Denise Harris, Michael Harris

His writing style was often said to be abstract and densely metaphorical. Harris was thought to be one of the most original and innovative voices in postwar literature in English.[1]

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  1. Wilson Harris British Council on Literature.

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