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Sir Wilson Harris dies, age 96

Today, 8 March 2018, Demerara Waves posted the news that Guyanese novelist, poet, essayist and theorist Sir Wilson Harris has died in the United Kingdom, where he had resided for many years. Reproducing the text of a statement from Professor Nigel Harris, Chancellor of the University of Guyana and Sir Wilson’s son, the news item briefly outlines the extent of Harris’s body of work and suggests its impact on generations of Caribbean writers and scholars, noting also, “In 2010, he was awarded the Honour of Knighthood for services to Literature by Queen Elizabeth. He has been nominated for the Nobel prize in literature on more than one occasion.”

See the full news item here.

Update: See the Guardian newspaper’s obituary for Harris here.