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Rachel Wyatt fonds. - 1937-1991. - 8 m of textual record and other material.

Biographical Sketch

Writer and playwright, Rachel Wyatt was born in England in 1929 and has lived in Canada since 1957. She began her career as a non-fiction writer for magazines and newspapers and then wrote for radio and television. She is well-known as a prolific writer of radio plays. Between 1971 and 1990 over seventy of her radio plays were produced by CBC radio and BBC radio. Wyatt has written four novels including Foreign Bodies (1982); successful stage plays including Chairs and Tables and Crackpot; and short stories including the collection, The Day Marlene Dietrich Died (1996). Rachel Wyatt was Director of the Writing Program at the Banff Centre for the Arts during the 1990s and has appeared at writer's conferences across Canada and internationally. She won the CBC Literary Competition Drama Award, First Prize in 1982, and her work has appeared in many anthologies.

Scope and Content

The Rachel Wyatt fonds includes personal correspondence; notebooks, manuscripts and typescripts of writings in all genres; promotional materials; and documentation related to professional activities.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: acquired from the author in 1992 and 1997. [1992-03, 1997-01]

Language: material in the fonds is in English.

Restrictions: restrictions on correspondence.

Finding Aid: finding aid available.

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