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Roy Aubrey Kelvin Heath (13 August 1926 - May 14, 2008) was a Guyanese writer.
Total Books: 10
He was most noted for The Georgetown Trilogy (also published in an omnibus volume as The Armstrong Trilogy, 1994), consisting of From the Heat of the Day (1979), One Generation (1980), and Genetha (1981).
Heath came to England from Guyana in 1951 and lived there until his death at the age of 81. He read Modern Languages at London University and from 1959 pursued a career as a novelist and a teacher.
In 1974 his first novel, A Man Come Home, was published. This was followed four years later by The Murderer (1978), which won the Guardian Fiction Prize that same year and was described by the Observer as "mysteriously authentic, and unique as a work of art".
His other published novels are Kwaku: Or the Man Who Could Not Keep His Mouth Shut (1982), Orealla (1984), The Shadow Bride (1988) and The Ministry of Hope (1997). He also wrote non-fiction, including Shadows Round the Moon: Caribbean Memoirs (1990).
Heath said that his work "intended to be a dramatic chronicle of twentieth-century Guyana".