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Raymond Hull

1919 - 1985

Not until he was 30 years old did Raymond Hull discover his own writing talent. It was only after responding to an advertisement for a summer school course in creative writing, at the University of British Columbia, that he was encouraged to believe that he had an aptitude for writing.
Over the next eight years, Hull continued to study and write in his spare time, attending night school and summer school courses, writers' clubs and conferences, all the time supporting himself by a succession of low paying jobs.
After years writing short stories and poetry, Hull began to write and sell television plays to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He branched into the writing of stage plays and eventually formed The Gastown Players, a semi-professional company specializing in the production of melodramas, including his own plays: The Drunkard, Son of the Drunkard (now known as The Drunkard's Revenge), and Wedded to a Villain, all of which are published by Pioneer Drama Service.
Hull next began writing magazine articles and non-fiction books, teaching night school classes, and lecturing on creative writing.
He is best known as the co-author of the book, The Peter Principle.
Raymond Hull died in June, 1985.

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