Monica Hughes files
Monica Hughes files


Monica Hughes files

RUBIO, Gerald (comp.)

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Contents:•Canadian Children’s Literature: A Journal of Criticism and Review. November 17, 1980. Contains: “Monica Hughes: An Overview” by Gerald Rubio. One of the editors is his wife Mary. Some spots on covers along with two yellow sticky notes. • 1. Articles by Gerald Rubio about Monica Hughes. Some rough notes. Globe and Mail clipping about Hughes from 1983. Book News from Methuen Publications 1983. List of books by Hughes up to 1982. Photocopy from The Children’s Book News from 1983. Photocopied pages from “Twentieth-Century Children’s Writers” edited by D. L. Kirkpatrick with the pages about Monica Hughes by Gerald Rubio. Also Time magazine article from 1984 and Globe and Mail clipping from 1984 about the “bubble boy.” • 2. List of Hughes’ books up to 1982. Copies of Rubio’s articles in rough form. Photocopies of some pages from “The Left Hand of Darkness” by Ursula K. Le Guin. • 3. Copies of articles in rough form, presumably for Twentieth-Century Children’s Writers. Letter from Daniel Kirkpatrick of Twentieth-Century Children’s Writers, 1982.• 4. Article on “Sci-fi as a way of life” in Toronto Life 1979. Monica Hughes poster with accompanying article. Copy of Quill & Quire from 1980. Clipping and photocopy of article about Hughes by Sandra Martin in Globe and Mail 1982. List of awards from CANSCAIP 1982. Other clipping reviews. • 5. Interview with Hughes. More review clippings. Rough draft of article. • 6. 2 photos (and negative) of Hughes in envelope. Rubio correspondence with St. James Press. Numerous copies of essay for Twentieth-Century Children’s Writers about Hughes. List of Hughes’ books up to 1988. Notes for contributors. • 7.Rough notes and copy about “Beckoning Lights” and “Long Sault.”• 8. Rough copy for article on “The Isis Pedlar.” • 9. List of Hughes’ books up to 1982. Correspondence between Hughes and Gerald & Rubio, mainly 1980-1982. Copy of her application for a Canada Council Explorations grant. • 10. Photocopy of list of writers from “Western Moods, Western Canadian Literature for Youth,” including Hughes in the list. Photocopy of “The Beckoning Lights” by Monica Hughes. • 11. Miscellaneous notes.• 12. Notes about “Ring Rise, Ring Set” from 1982.• 13. Notes and rough drafts about Isis Trilogy. • 14. Notes and rough drafts for overview of Hughes’ work. • 15. List of books by Hughes up to 1982. Copy of The New Yorker from 1980. Rough notes for Gerald Rubio’s article in Canadian Children’s Literature. Letter at rear. • 16. List of events for National Book Festival at Toronto Public Library involving Hughes. Interview with Hughes. Numerous versions of Hughes’ speech entitled “Writing For Children.” At rear, not in files:• Numerous copies of an overview of Hughes’ life and work. • Interview with Hughes by Barbara Greenwood for CAINSCAP News. • More rough notes and versions of essays. Canadian children's science fiction writer Monica Hughes wrote over 30 books and won almost every award for young adult fiction. She is best known for her Isis trilogy novels which chart the development of a small human colony of Earth through three generations, and explore the origins and consequences of prejudice and ignorance. She died in 2003, aged 77.

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  • Date Published: c. 1979-1988
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  • Condition: Very good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
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  • Details:
    14 cm of archival material. One book and 16 files in a red box. Paper well preserved.

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