Raddall, Thomas Head

Raddall, Thomas Head

▪ Canadian author
born November 13, 1903, Hythe, Kent, England
died April 1, 1994, Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada

      English-Canadian novelist, who accurately depicted the history, manners, and idiom of Nova Scotians.

      Raddall immigrated to Nova Scotia with his family in 1913 after his father, a military officer, was transferred to Halifax. The younger Raddall was briefly employed as a wireless operator before becoming a bookkeeper in a paper mill in 1922; his various jobs later provided material for his stories. He began writing as a hobby and by 1938 was writing full time. John Buchan (Buchan, John, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir), the British author and then governor-general of Canada, wrote a laudatory introduction to his first volume of short stories, The Pied Piper of Dipper Creek (1939). His first novel, His Majesty's Yankees (1942), set in Nova Scotia during the American Revolution, was followed by other carefully researched historical romances. He also published The Nymph and the Lamp (1950), a story of contemporary life at a Canadian wireless station; a historical work, Halifax, Warden of the North (1948); and the short-story collections At the Tide's Turn (1959) and The Dreamers (1986). Other novels include Pride's Fancy (1946) and Hangman's Beach (1966). His autobiography In My Time appeared in 1976.

      Raddall's numerous honours include the Governor General's Award for fiction (1943) and nonfiction (1948, 1957). In 1971 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Поможем решить контрольную работу

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Thomas Head Raddall — (13 November 1903 ndash;1 April 1994) was a Canadian writer best known for his historical fiction. Early life Born at Hythe, Kent, England, Raddall was the son of British army officer Thomas Head Raddall and Ellen (née Gifford) Raddall. In 1913,… …   Wikipedia

  • Thomas Head Raddall Award — The Thomas Head Raddall Award is a Canadian literary award, presented annually by the Writers Trust of Canada and the Writers Federation of Nova Scotia, to the best work of adult fiction published in the previous year by a writer from the… …   Wikipedia

  • Parc provincial Thomas Raddall — Catégorie UICN Ib (zone de nature sauvage) Identifiant 100659 Pays  Canada …   Wikipédia en Français

  • cañada — /keuhn yah deuh, yad euh/, n. Chiefly Western U.S. 1. a dry riverbed. 2. a small, deep canyon. [1840 50; < Sp, equiv. to cañ(a) CANE + ada n. suffix] * * * Canada Introduction Canada Background: A land of vast distances and rich natural resources …   Universalium

  • Canada — /kan euh deuh/, n. a nation in N North America: a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 29,123,194; 3,690,410 sq. mi. (9,558,160 sq. km). Cap.: Ottawa. * * * Canada Introduction Canada Background: A land of vast distances and rich natural… …   Universalium

  • History of Canada — This article is part of a series Timeline …   Wikipedia

  • Donna Morrissey — (born in 1956 at The Beaches, Newfoundland) is a Canadian author. At age 16 Morrissey left her birthplace, The Beaches, a small outport on the west coast of Newfoundland. She lived in various places of Canada before returning to St. John s where… …   Wikipedia

  • Alfred Silver — is a Canadian novelist and playwright. He grew up in the Canadian Prairies and now lives in Nova Scotia.His novel Acadia won the 1997 Thomas Head Raddall Award. Several of his radio plays have been aired by CBC Radio, including Gottingen ( Sunday …   Wikipedia

  • List of people from Kent — List of notable residents of the county of Kent in England. Persons are grouped by occupation and listed in order of birth. Kent is defined by its current boundaries.Politicians, statesmen and lawyers*John Scott of Scott s Hall (–1485) – Lord… …   Wikipedia

  • CS Mackay-Bennett — El CS Mackay Bennett. Banderas …   Wikipedia Español

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”