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White, Jon M.
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Jon Manchip White (1924-2013) was born in Cardiff, Wales. He enrolled at Cambridge; after military service, he returned and completed a degree in prehistoric archaeology and anthropology in 1950. White worked for the BBC Television Service, the British Foreign Service, turning to full-time writing in 1956.
In 1967, White moved to El Paso Texas, becoming a writer-in-residence, and founded the creative writing program at the University of Texas at El Paso. In 1977, White left UT-El Paso to head the creative writing program at the University of Tennessee.
White is a distinguished Welsh-American writer who has published over 30 books of fiction and non-fiction. He wrote many scripts for radio, television, and film (including contributions to such films as El Cid, 55 Days at Peking, and The Day of the Triffids.
Jon M. White died in Knoxville, TN on July 31, 2013.