Robert Harlow, novelist, teacher (b at Prince Rupert, BC 19 Nov 1923). During WWII Harlow flew as a bomber pilot and was awarded the DFC, retiring at 21. He was a graduate of the University of British Columbia (1948) and the University of Iowa (1951) and worked for the CBC from 1951-65 (director of radio for the BC region 1954-65). In 1965 he became head of UBC's creative writing dept, where he encouraged and influenced several prominent Canadian writers early in their careers. Harlow's novels include Royal Murdoch (1962), A Gift of Echoes (1965) and his best-known and finest work, Scann (1972), which make up the Linden trilogy, named after the imaginary northern BC town that figures in the settings of all 3 books. Later works are Making Arrangements (1978), Paul Nolan (1983) and Felice: A Travelogue (1985). His most recent publication is the novel The Saxophone Winter (1988).
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Besner, Neil. "Robert Harlow". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 21 July 2014, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/robert-harlow. Accessed 21 November 2018.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Besner, N., Robert Harlow (2014). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/robert-harlow
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Besner, Neil, "Robert Harlow". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published April 02, 2008; last modified July 21, 2014. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/robert-harlow
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- Neil Besner, The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Robert Harlow", last modified July 21, 2014, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/robert-harlow
|Article by||Neil Besner|
|Date Published||April 2, 2008|
|Last Edited||July 21, 2014|
Robert Harlow, novelist, teacher (b at Prince Rupert, BC 19 Nov 1923). During WWII Harlow flew as a bomber pilot and was awarded the DFC, retiring at 21.