Robertson Davies

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William Robertson Davies CC OOnt FRSL FRSC (28 August 1913 – 2 December 1995) was a Canadian novelist, playwright, critic, journalist, and professor. He was one of Canada's best known and most popular authors and one of its most distinguished "men of letters", a term Davies gladly accepted for himself.[1] Davies was the founding Master of Massey College, a graduate residential college associated with the University of Toronto.

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Robertson Davies

Davies in 1982
Davies in 1982
Born(1913-08-28)28 August 1913
Thamesville, Ontario, Canada
Died2 December 1995(1995-12-02) (aged 82)
Orangeville, Ontario, Canada
OccupationJournalist, playwright, professor, critic, novelist
Alma materQueen's University (did not graduate)
Balliol College, Oxford
GenreNovels, plays, essays and reviews
Notable worksThe Deptford Trilogy, The Cornish Trilogy, The Salterton Trilogy
SpouseBrenda Ethel Davies (m. 1940, 1917–2013)