Herbert George De Lisser

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  • Donna-Marie Tuck (University of Nottingham)

Herbert George de Lisser was a prominent and prolific Jamaican writer, author and journalist and his influence on Jamaican society was far-reaching. He was the editor of the leading Jamaican newspaper The Daily Gleaner (1904-1944), during which time he also wrote 26 novels, and was one of the first Jamaican writers to attempt to attract a popular readership for locally produced fiction. In addition, he published an annual magazine, Planter’s Punch (1920-1944), which contained, amongst other notable articles and short stories, a full novel written by him. In 1919 he received the Musgrave Silver Medal for Literary Work and in 1920 was awarded the C.M.G of the British Empire for Journalistic and Literary Achievement. An …

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Tuck, Donna-Marie. "Herbert George De Lisser". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 April 2012
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