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October 24, 2014 | History

Colin Wilson

26 June 1931 - 5 December 2013

Colin Henry Wilson was a British author who had written works on philosophy, true crime, and mysticism, as well as novels. He was born and raised in Leicester, England, the son of a factory worker. He attended school until he was 16, at which point he quit to work in a wool warehouse. He worked other odd jobs, including as a lab assistant and a civil servant, until he was called up to work as a clerk for the Royal Air Force. He worked there for six months until claiming that he was a homosexual in order to be dismissed. In 1956, his first book, The Outsider, was published.

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October 24, 2014 Edited by JR Edited without comment.
November 23, 2013 Edited by caf21 Added bio, removed alternate names, added Wikipedia page
April 8, 2013 Edited by Dusker Switched to natural order
August 13, 2011 Edited by Leigh Blackmore Added new photo
April 1, 2008 Created by an anonymous user initial import