Adams, Robert, 1937-2017

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Adams, Robert, 1937-2017

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Robert Adams was born in South Wales in 1937. He first studied at the London School of Economics, after which he moved to Montreal to continue his education and teaching career at Concordia University. In 1972 he received a position at College Bois-du-Boulogne where he taught for eight more years. It was during these years he wrote his first book, “The Life and Work of Alexander Bercovitch – Artist.” In the same year of its publication, 1988, the noted biography was short listed for the Quebec Society for the Promotion of English-Language Literature (QSPELL) award in non-fiction.
Robert Adams would later go on to be a recognized book reviewer, speaking regularly on CBC Radio’s “Talking Books” and TV Ontario’s “Big Ideas” on Book TV. He was also been a frequent guest-speaker at many literary functions, including those held by the Jewish Public Library in Montreal. Following an ALS diagnosis, he passed away on March 30, 2017.


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