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Nigel Gray Papers

Summary Information
Title: Nigel Gray Papers
Dates: 1977
Creator: Gray, Nigel
Extent: 3 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1366
The collection contains a corrected typescript and front matter for 1 title.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

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Deserter, The, 1977

Biographical Sketch

Nigel Gray was born April 9, 1941 in Aughafatten, Northern Ireland, the son of a Protestant farm laborer and a Catholic kitchen maid. Gray says that all of his childhood memories are painful. He was not a good student, and in his early life drifted through many jobs. He says he became a writer by accident, when he was on a peace mission to South East Asia during the war there. He turned to writing as a way to inform others of the conditions there. Much of his early writings deal with political and racial unrest, but his style eventually became lighter, and even whimsical.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author , vols. 33, 104

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains a corrected typescript and front matter for 1 title.

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Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Gray, Nigel
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Deserter, The 1977 
Note  New York: Harper & Row, 1977
Box MF363
typescript, corrected, with front matter (135 p.)  Box MF363