Sillitoe, Alan

(1928- )
   Born in Nottingham, the son of a laborer, he left school at 14 to work in the Raleigh Bicycle Factory, then as an air traffic control assistant. He served as a Royal Air Force wireless operator in Malaya; after demobilization he was hospitalized for 18 months with tuberculosis. He was visiting professor of English at De Montfort University, Leicester (19941997), is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and holds an honorary fellowship from Manchester Polytechnic (1977). He has also been awarded honorary doctorates by Nottingham Polytechnic (1990), Nottingham University (1994) and De Montfort University (1998). He shot to fame with his novel Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1958), followed by The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner (1959), both made into films. He went on to write many more novels, short stories and plays. He married the poet Ruth Fainlight (see entry) in 1959. They divide their time between London and Somerset. Some of his poetry publications: Without Bread or Beer, 1957. The Rats and Other Poems, 1960. A Falling Out of Love and Other Poems, 1964. Storm and Other Poems, 1974. Three Poems, 1988. Collected Poems, 1993.
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  • SILLITOE (A.) — SILLITOE ALAN (1928 ) Né dans une famille ouvrière de Nottingham, ville qui lui fournira maints décors, Sillitoe quitte l’école à quatorze ans pour entrer à l’usine. Mais si son œuvre se situe en majeure partie dans la tradition du roman… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Alan — alán (ant.) m. *Perro alano. * * * alán. m. desus. perro alano. * * * (as used in expressions) Alanbrooke (de Brookeborough), Alan Francis Brooke, 1 vizconde Arthur, Chester A(lan) Ayckbourn, Sir Alan Bennett, Alan Dershowitz, Alan (Morton) …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Alan — /al euhn/, n. a male given name: from a Celtic word meaning harmony. * * * (as used in expressions) Arthur Chester Alan Ayckbourn Sir Alan Bennett Alan Dershowitz Alan Morton Greenspan Alan Hazeltine Louis Alan Heeger Alan J. Hovhaness Alan Alan… …   Universalium

  • Alan Sillitoe — (2009) Alan Sillitoe (* 4. März 1928 in Nottingham; † 25. April 2010 in London) war ein britischer Schriftsteller, der vor allem durch seine Erzählung „Die Einsamkeit des Langstreckenläufers“ (The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, 1959) b …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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