Item A-5574 - Mark J.C. Abley

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Mark J.C. Abley

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  • May 1975 (Creation)

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1 negative : b&w ; 6 x 10.5 cm

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Head and shoulders of Mark J.C. Abley, University of Saskatchewan Alumnus as well as a Journalist and a Poet, in an academic gown.

Bio/Historical Note: Mark J.C.Abley was born in England in 1955. When he was a small child his family moved to Canada, and he grew up in northern Ontario, southern Alberta and Saskatoon. Abley’s father Harry was for many years organist-choirmaster at St. John’s Cathedral and Third Avenue United Church, and several theatres in Saskatoon. Abley studied literature at the University of Saskatchewan and, after winning a Rhodes Scholarship in 1975 at St. John’s College, Oxford. He won prizes for his poetry while a student at St John's College, Oxford, and began to write full-time after moving to Toronto in 1978. He has been a contributing editor of both Maclean's and Saturday Night magazines, and a frequent contributor to The Times Literary Supplement. His writings show an interest in endangered languages. He published a memoir, The Organist: Fugues, Fatherhood, and a Fragile Mind, in 2019.

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Photographer: Gibson
Copyright holder: University of Saskatchewan
Other terms: Responsibility regarding questions of copyright that may arise in the use of any images is assumed by the researcher.

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