Fonds MsC 116 - Timothy Taylor fonds

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Timothy Taylor fonds

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MsC 116

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  • 1997-2006 (Creation)
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    Taylor, Timothy

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79.5 cm of textual records

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(1963-)

Biographical history

Timothy Taylor was born in Venezuela in 1963. He grew up near Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver, British Columbia and spent his teenage years in Edmonton, Alberta. Taylor graduated from the University of Alberta with an Economics degree and completed a MBA from Queen’s University. He has worked in Toronto for some years until 1987 he relocated to British Columbia. Currently, Taylor lives in Vancouver, B.C with his wife Jane and his son. He teaches creative writing at the University of British Columbia.

In the fall of 2000, Taylor’s short story, Doves of Townsend, won the National Magazine Award's Journey Prize. His first novel, Stanley Park, was shortlisted for the Giller Prize, The City of Vancouver Book Award, The Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, the B.C. Book Prize's Ethel Wilson Award for Fiction and the Vancouver Public Library's “One Book, One Vancouver.” It was a selection of the 2007 edition of Canada Reads.

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Records were in the custody of Timothy Taylor prior to their acquisition by Simon Fraser University Library Special Collections and Rare Books in 2009.

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Fonds consists of records documenting Timothy Taylor's work as a writer of fiction in Vancouver, B.C. Records consist of project notes, correspondence, drafts of both Stanley Park and Story House and workbooks for novels. The fonds is arranged into three series: Project notes; Stanley Park records; Story House records.

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  • English

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Works in this fonds are under copyright. Researchers are required to secure permission from the copyright holders for usage of this material, except for those covered by fair dealing.

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Created January 12, 2016. SS

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