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Sir Theodore Wilson Harris (born 24 March 1921) is a Guyanese writer. He first wrote poetry, but since has become a well-known novelist and essayist. His writing style is often said to be quite abstract and densely metaphorical, and his subject matter very wide-ranging.

Wilson Harris was born in New Amsterdam in the then British Guiana. After studying at Queen's College in the capital of Guyana, Georgetown, Harris became a government surveyor, before taking up a career as lecturer and writer. The knowledge of the savannas and rain forests he gained during his time as a surveyor has formed the setting for many of his books, with the Guyanese landscape dominating his fiction.

He came to England in 1959 and published his first novel Palace of the Peacock in 1960. This became the first of a quartet of novels, The Guyana Quartet, which also includes The Far Journey of Oudin (1961), The Whole Armour (1962), and The Secret Ladder (1963). He later wrote the Carnival trilogy consisting of Carnival (1985), The Infinite Rehearsal (1987), and The Four Banks of the River of Space (1990).

His most recent novels are Jonestown (1996), which tells of the mass-suicide of a thousand followers of cult leader Jim Jones; The Dark Jester (2001), his latest semi-autobiographical novel, The Mask of the Beggar (2003), and one of his most accessible novels in decades, The Ghost of Memory (2006).

Wilson Harris also writes non-fiction and critical essays and has been awarded honorary doctorates by several universities, including the University of the West Indies (1984) and the University of Lige (2001). He has twice been winner of the Guyana Prize for Literature.

Harris was knighted in the 2010 Birthday Honours.

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Total Books: 41
The Eye of the Scarecrow
2011 - The Eye of the Scarecrow [Caribbean Modern Classics] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781845231644
ISBN-10: 1845231643
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Far Journey of Oudin
2010 - The Far Journey of Oudin (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780571269150
ISBN-10: 057126915X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Palace of the Peacock
2010 - Palace of the Peacock (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780571260515
ISBN-10: 0571260519
Genre: Literature & Fiction

2009 - Heartland [Caribbean Modern Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781845230968
ISBN-10: 1845230965
Genre: Literature & Fiction

JA Spender
2006 - Ja Spender (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781846648120
ISBN-10: 1846648122

Selected Essays of Wilson Harris The Unfinished Genesis of the Imagination
1999 - Selected Essays of Wilson Harris the Unfinished Genesis of the Imagination [Readings in Postcolonial Literatures] (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780415195652
ISBN-10: 0415195659
Genre: Literature & Fiction

1997 - Jonestown (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780571177738
ISBN-10: 0571177735
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Carnival Trilogy
1994 - The Carnival Trilogy (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780571154357
ISBN-10: 0571154352
Genre: Literature & Fiction

1992 - 1940 Year of Blitz and Blitzkrieg [Allborough Years of History] (Paperback)
Il palazzo del pavone
1989 - Il Palazzo Del Pavone (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788806114855
ISBN-10: 8806114859

The Palace of the Peacock
1988 - The Palace of the Peacock (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780571193233
ISBN-10: 0571193234
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Guyana Quartet
1985 - The Guyana Quartet (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780571134519
ISBN-10: 0571134513
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Womb of Space The Cross-Cultural Imagination
1983 - The Womb of Space the Cross-cultural Imagination [Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780313237744
ISBN-10: 0313237743

Companions of the Day and Night
1975 - Companions of the Day and Night (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780571106639
ISBN-10: 0571106633

Whole Armour
1973 - Whole Armour [Faber paper-covered editions] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780571102310
ISBN-10: 057110231X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Black Marsden
1972 - Black Marsden (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780571101047
ISBN-10: 0571101046

Age of the Rainmakers
1971 - Age of the Rainmakers (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780571094639
ISBN-10: 0571094635

Sleepers of Roraima A Carib Trilogy
1970 - Sleepers of Roraima a Carib Trilogy (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780571092727
ISBN-10: 0571092721

Ascent to Omai
1970 - Ascent to Omai (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780571090594
ISBN-10: 0571090591

1967 - The Waiting Room (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780571080144
ISBN-10: 0571080146

Tumatumari (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780571086795
ISBN-10: 0571086799

Da Silva Da Silva's Cultivated Wilderness and Genesis of the Clowns And Genesis of the Clowns