David L James
After 10 years as a teacher of art and craft in London schools, at age 29 I decided to brush up my English and enrolled as a part-time student at Birkbeck college, University of London. As a winner of the Frank J Newton Prize for the Best Student in English Literature for 1964, I was emboldened to apply for a Commonwealth Scholarship to Canada. To my surprise I was accepted and embarked on a PH D at the University of British Columbia. From Canada, I moved to the United States and taught for several years as Assistant Professor of English at the University of Maine. I was now more...