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Roy Aubrey Kelvin Heath (13 August 1926 - May 14, 2008) was a Guyanese writer.

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".
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Total Books: 10
The Ministry of Hope
1997 - The Ministry of Hope (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780714530154
ISBN-10: 0714530158
Genre: Literature & Fiction

From the Heat of the Day
1984 - From the Heat of the Day (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780006540861
ISBN-10: 0006540864
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Kwaku Or the Man Who Could Not Keep His Mouth Shut
Kwaku or the Man Who Could Not Keep His Mouth Shut (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780714530239
ISBN-10: 0714530239
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Genetha (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780805281002
ISBN-10: 0805281002

Genetha (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780805281019
ISBN-10: 0805281010

The Reasonable Adventurer
The Reasonable Adventurer (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780822950714
ISBN-10: 0822950715
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting

The Murderer
The Murderer (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780892551699
ISBN-10: 0892551690
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Armstrong Trilogy From the Heat of the Day/One Generation/Genetha