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Austin Clarke (romancier)

Austin Clarke
Austin Clarke en 2006.
Nom de naissance Austin Ardinel Chesterfield Clarke
Tom Clarke
Saint James
Décès (à 81 ans)
Toronto (Ontario)
Activité principale
romancier, journaliste, poète
Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Ordre de l'Ontario, Membre de l’Ordre du Canada, prix Giller, Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize
roman, nouvelle

Œuvres principales

The Polished Hoe

Austin Ardinel Chesterfield Clarke, CM, OOnt, né le à Saint James à la Barbade et mort le [1] à Toronto (Ontario) à 81 ans, est un écrivain canadien.


Austin Clarke obtient le Prix Giller en 2002 le Commonwealth Writers' Prize (en) en 2003 pour The Polished Hoe.

Ses œuvres ne sont pas traduites en français.



  • The Survivors of the Crossing, Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, 1964
  • Amongst Thistles and Thorns, Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, 1965
  • The Meeting Point, Toronto, Macmillan, 1967 ; Boston, Little, Brown, 1972
  • Storm of Fortune, Boston, Little, Brown, 1973
  • The Bigger Light, Boston, Little, Brown, 1975
  • The Prime Minister, Don Mills, Ontario, General Publishing, 1977
  • Proud Empires, Londres, Gollancz, 1986 ; Penguin-Viking, 1988
  • The Origin of Waves, McClelland & Stewart, 1997 ; Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize
  • The Question, Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, 1999 ; 2000 Governor General's Awards
  • The Polished Hoe, Toronto, Thomas Allen, 2002 ; Giller Prize et Commonwealth Writers' Prize
  • More, City of Toronto Book Award 2008.

Collections d'histoire courtes

  • When He Was Free and Young and He Used to Wear Silks, Toronto, Anansi, 1971 ; édition révisée Little, Brown, 1973
  • When Women Rule, Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, 1985
  • Nine Men Who Laughed, Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, 1986
  • In This City, Toronto, Exile Editions, 1992
  • There Are No Elders, Toronto, Exile Editions, 1993
  • The Austin Clarke Reader, éd. Barry Callaghan, Toronto, Exile Editions, 1996
  • Choosing His Coffin: The Best Stories of Austin Clarke, Toronto, Thomas Allen, 2003
  • They Never Told Me: and Other Stories, Holstein, Exile Editions, 2013.


  • Where the Sun Shines Best, Toronto[2]
  • In Your Crib, Toronto[3].


  • Growing Up Stupid Under the Union Jack: a Memoir, Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, 1980
  • Public Enemies: Police Violence and Black Youth, Toronto, HarperCollins, 1992
  • A Passage Back Home: A Personal Reminiscence of Samuel Selvon, Toronto, Exile Editions, 1994
  • Pigtails 'n Breadfruit: A Culinary Memoir, New Press, 1999 ; as Pigtails 'n' Breadfruit: The Rituals of Slave Food, A Barbadian Memoir, Toronto, Random House, 1999 ; University of Toronto Press, 2001
  • « A Stranger In A Strange Land », The Globe and Mail, Toronto, 15 août 1990, p. 30.
  • Membering, Toronto, Dundurn Press, 2015[4]

Notes et références

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