Fonds F02406 - Wayne Grady fonds

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Wayne Grady fonds

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  • 1961-2006 (Creation)
    Grady, Wayne

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6.73 m of textual records and other material

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Wayne Grady was born in 1948 in Windsor, Ontario. He was educated at Carleton University where he earned a B.A. in English in 1971. He has been a freelance magazine writer since 1981 and is the author of seven books. He is the editor of six literary anthologies and is also a translator (French to English). He is the former editor of Harrowsmith magazine and is currently the science editor of Equinox magazine. He received the John Glassco Prize for Translation for "Christopher Cartier of Hazelnut" by Antonine Maillet in 1985, the Governor General's Award for Translation for "On the Eighth Day" by Antonine Maillet in 1989, and was on the shortlists for the Governor General's Award for Translation for "Black Squirrel" by Daniel Poliquin and the Toronto Book Award for his own novel, "Toronto the Wild," both in 1996.

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Fonds consists of manuscripts, research notes and correspondence relating to Grady's writing, translation and editorial work. Includes correspondence with Canadian authors, including correspondence relating to the compilation of "Penguin Book of Canadian Short Stories," translation notes and manuscripts for books by Antonine Maillet, Daniel Poliquin and Francine D'Amour, and research notes and manuscripts for his own works, "Quiet Limit of the World," "Vulture," "Bone Museum," "The Dinosaur Project," Chasing the Chinook," "Toronto the Wild," "Tree" and "Bringing Back the Dodo." This fonds contains the following series: Correspondence (1973-1999), Translations (1987-1993), Articles and Features (1961-2001), Anthologies (1975-1995) and Projects (1975-2006).

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Eighteen video cassettes have varying degrees of mould growth on the reels. Some water damage evident on 2011 accrual.

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Donated by Wayne Grady, 2008 and 2011.


Material was arranged by project by the donor prior to arrival at the Archives. Within each series, most research and supplementary material was arranged alphabetically.

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  • English

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Copyright resides with the donors and authors represented throughout the fonds.

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