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Walcott, Derek

LC control no.n 79149058
Descriptive conventionsrda
LC classificationPR9272.9.W3
Personal name headingWalcott, Derek
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Variant(s)والكوت، ديرك
Associated countrySaint Lucia
Associated placeWest Indies
Birth date1930-01-23
Death date2017-03-17
Place of birthCastries (Saint Lucia)
Place of deathGros Islet (Saint Lucia)
AffiliationSt. Lucia Arts Guild University College of the West Indies Little Carib Theatre Workshop (Port of Spain) University of Essex
Profession or occupationPoets Dramatists Critics Nobel Prize winners
Special noteMachine-derived non-Latin script reference project
Non-Latin script references not evaluated
Found inHis Henri Christophe ... 1950.
Thomas, N. Derek Walcott, poet of the islands, c1980: t.p. (Derek Walcott) p. 9 (Derek Alton Walcott)
The Capeman, 1998: CIP t.p. (Derek Walcott) data sheet (b. January 23, 1930)
Biog. resource center (Contemp. authors), Feb. 5, 2010 (Derek Walcott; also known as Derek Alton Walcott; b. Jan. 23, 1930, Castries, St. Lucia, West Indies; poet and playwright)
African American National Biography, accessed September 18, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Walcott, Derek; Derek Alton Walcott; poet, dramatist, literary critic, cultural critic; born 23 June 1930 in Castries on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia; graduated from St. Mary's College, Castries (1947) and taught at that institution (until 1950); cofounded the St. Lucia Arts Guild (1950); studied for bachelor degree in French, Spanish, and Latin, University College of the West Indies, Jamaica (1948); taught in Grenada, St. Lucia, and Jamaica; received the Jamaica Drama Festival Prize for his play Drums and Colors (1957); received Rockefeller grant to study the American theater in New York City; founder-director of the Little Carib Theatre Workshop (later the Trinidad Theatre Workshop), Port of Spain (1959); won the Nobel Prize for Literature (1992); was appointed Professor of Poetry, University of Essex, England (2009))
New York Times website, viewed March 17, 2017 (Derek Walcott; died early Friday morning [March 17, 2017], at his home near Gros Islet in St. Lucia. He was 87.)
Associated languageeng