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us: Walcott, Derek

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  • Fuller Name

    • Derek Alton
  • Variants

    • us: والكوت، ديرك
    • us: デレク・ウォルコット
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1930-01-23
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2017-03-17
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Castries (Saint Lucia)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Gros Islet (Saint Lucia)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Saint Lucia
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) West Indies
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: St. Lucia Arts Guild
        • Organization: University College of the West Indies
        • Organization: Little Carib Theatre Workshop (Port of Spain)
        • Organization: University of Essex
    • Gender

    • Associated Language

    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Poets
          (lcsh) Dramatists
            (lcsh) Critics
              (lcsh) Nobel Prize winners
          • Sources

            • found: His Henri Christophe ... 1950.
            • found: Thomas, N. Derek Walcott, poet of the islands, c1980: t.p. (Derek Walcott) p. 9 (Derek Alton Walcott)
            • found: The Capeman, 1998: CIP t.p. (Derek Walcott) data sheet (b. January 23, 1930)
            • found: 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)
            • found: 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))
            • found: 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.)
          • LC Classification

            • PR9272.9.W3
          • Editorial Notes

            • [Machine-derived non-Latin script reference project]
            • [Non-Latin script references not evaluated]
          • Change Notes

            • 1980-06-25: new
            • 2017-03-18: revised
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