Woodcock, George

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Woodcock, George

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George Woodcock was born in 1912 at Winnipeg. He attended Sir William Borlase's School and Morley College, London, England. Since 1946 Woodcock has been a professional writer. From 1946 to 1949 he was in England. Since that time he lived in Canada and the United States. In 1954/55 he taught at the University of Washington. In 1956 he accepted a teaching position at the University of British Columbia. He resigned his position of Associate Professor in 1963 to devote more of his time to writing. Professor Woodcock has been editor of several periodicals including NOW (1940-1947) and Canadian Literature (1959-1977). He is the author of approximately sixty-five books and hundreds of articles and book reviews. In addition he has contributed several hundred broadcasts and documentaries to numerous radio and television networks. Professor Woodcock has received numerous awards including the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Canada Council Killam Fellowship, the Molson Prize, the Canada Council Series Artists Award, the University of British Columbia Medal for Popular Biography and the Governor-General's Award for Non-Fiction. George Woodcock died in 1995 in Vancouver .


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