University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom
The University of Leeds where Robin Skelton did his studies.
The Old Schools, Trinity Ln, Cambridge CB2 1TN, United Kingdom
The University of Cambridge where Robin Skelton did his studies.
(In his new book, Robin Skelton speculates on an alternate...)
In his new book, Robin Skelton speculates on an alternate past, an ancestry that might have been, or was, perhaps, forgotten.
(In this delightful collection of animal fables, Robin Ske...)
In this delightful collection of animal fables, Robin Skelton transports young readers back to "long long ago" an ancient and fabulous time.
Robin Skelton studied at the University of Leeds and the University of Cambridge.
The start of Robin Skelton’s career can be counted from his three years’ military service in the Royal Air Force in India beginning in 1944.
Early in his career, Skelton was a scriptwriter and broadcaster for New Delhi's All India Radio. From 1950 to 1957, he worked with the Leeds Union News as a drama critic.
Skelton began his teaching career in his native England at the University of Manchester as an assistant lecturer in 1951, serving as a lecturer in English from 1954 to 1963. It was then that he immigrated to Canada and joined the faculty of the University of Victoria.
By 1966, he rose to the position of a professor and a year later began directing the school’s creative writing program. In 1973, Skelton became the founding chair of the department of creative writing. He also lectured at the University of Massachusetts, the Eastern Washington University and served as a visiting professor at the University of Michigan. Skelton remained in Victoria until 1991.
In the 1950s, Robin Skelton also worked for Lotus Press as managing director for two years. Later stints in the publishing field included founding and directing Pharos Press and serving as editor-in-chief of Sono Nis Press.
As a writer, Skelton penned a significant number of verse, plays, fiction and nonfiction books, and translations. He also edited the writings of others. In 1957, he was a founding member of the Peterloo Group of artists and poets.
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(In his new book, Robin Skelton speculates on an alternate...)1987
Quotations: "I sometimes think I have lived a life of miracles or perhaps of serendipity. Certainly I have always managed to live two or three lives at the same time, and I am sometimes puzzled to know which hat I am supposed to be wearing when approached by strangers."
Robin Skelton was skilled in the art of collage and had several personal shows in Victoria, British Columbia.
The author never learned to drive and he detested telephones.
Robin Skelton was married twice. In 1957, Sylvia, an ex-wife of Michael Snow, became his wife.
Skelton had a son Nick and two daughters, Alison and Brigid. Nick died in 1994.