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Child, Philip A. OR'15

Child, Philip A. OR'15
Born in Hamilton, Ontario in 1898, Philip Child spent a year at Ridley and graduated in 1915. He then studied at Trinity College, University of Toronto where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree after serving during World War I. He also received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Christ's College, Cambridge in 1921 and a Master of Arts and Ph.D. from Harvard University. He was a journalist, novelist and poet and taught for a time at the University of British Columbia while writing several novels. In 1942, he became a professor at Trinity College, Toronto eventually becoming Chancellor's Professor of English. The author of seven books, he also contributed to A History of Trinity College, Toronto, 1852-1952. He won the Ryerson Fiction Award twice, in 1945 for Day of Wrath and in 1949 for Mr. Ames Against Time. He also won the 1949 Governor General's Award for Mr. Ames Against Time. Child died on February 6, 1978.
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