Wilson Harris (born 1921)

Wilson Harris

An index to material on the Guyanese novelist and essayist from the CRB archive and elsewhere online. Return to main subject index here.

From the CRB

Prosimetrum, by Fred D’Aguiar (essay on the elasticity of space and time in Harris’s fiction), February 2009

A Surveyor’s Journal, by Ishion Hutchinson (poem inspired by and dedicated to Harris), February 2009

Ghost world, by Brendan de Caires (review of Harris’s novel The Ghost of Memory), February 2007

Other resources

Biography of Harris from the British Council Contemporary Authors website, with a short critical overview of his work by James Procter

Interview with Harris by Fred D’Aguiar (BOMB, Winter 2003)

Harris bibliography, compiled by Hena Maes-Jelinek (University of Liège website)

“Dream, Psyche, Genesis: The Works of Wilson Harris”, by Hena Maes-Jelinek (critical overview; University of Liège website)

Catalogue of Harris Collection, Harry Ransom Centre, University of Texas at Austin

“The Lost World of Wilson Harris” (Stabroek News editorial reflecting on news of Harris’s knighthood and his intellectual legacy; 19 June 2010)

“An artist’s dream of night and day”, by Fred D’Aguiar (review of The Mask of the Beggar; UK Independent, 18 September, 2003)

“New worlds”, by Maya Jaggi (review of The Dark Jester; UK Guardian, 24 March, 2001)

Wilson Harris entry at Wikipedia