Robertson Davies

Robertson Davies' Death

Born (Birthday) August 28, 1913

Death Date December 2, 1995

Age of Death 82 years

Cause of Death Stroke

Place of Death Orangeville, Canada

Profession Novelist

The novelist Robertson Davies died at the age of 82. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

A Canadian novelist, playwright, journalist, and professor, he wrote The Deptford Trilogy, The Cornish Trilogy, and The Salterton Trilogy. He also published numerous essays, plays, and works of literary criticism.

After studying at Upper Canada College and Queen’s University, he became the literary editor of Saturday Night magazine.

He was short-listed for the Booker Prize for Fiction for his 1985 work, What’s Bred in the Bone.

Personal Life

He grew up in Ontario, Canada as the son of author William Rupert Davies. He later married Brenda Mathews.

Davies spoke out in support of Salman Rushdie when Rushdie was threatened by Ayatollah Khomeini.

How did Robertson Davies die?

Robertson Davies, the novelist, journalist and educator who became one of the first Canadian literary figures to gain an international following, died on Saturday at a hospital in Orangeville, Ontario, 50 miles northwest of Toronto. He was 82. The cause was a stroke, said his secretary, Moira Whalon.