Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00402 - Jack Batten Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00402

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Jack Batten Papers

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74 boxes (9.4 metres)

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(1932-)

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Jack Batten is a Toronto-based writer and journalist. Born in Montreal, Batten practiced law from 1959 to 1963, before turning his full attention to writing. He is the author of over thirty books, including non-fiction on biographies, history, sports, law, as well as young adult and crime novels. As a freelance journalist, Batten has written for magazines including Maclean’s, Rolling Stone, Chatelaine, Toronto Life and Reader’s Digest. He reviewed Jazz in the Globe and Mail in the 1970s, reviewed movies on CBC radio for 25 years and since 1998 has contributed a biweekly whodunit column in the Toronto Star.

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Gift of Jack Batten, 2002

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This collection contains papers and other documents pertaining to the work of Jack Batten, a Toronto-based writer and journalist..

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form: https://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/stack-retrieval-request

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  • English

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