Mayse, Arthur, 1912-1992

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Mayse, Arthur, 1912-1992

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        Arthur Mayse was born in Manitoba and moved to British Columbia at an early age. He attended the University of British Columbia and then began working in a variety of journalism positions that would take him from Vancouver to Toronto. Mayse was a successful story writer from the 1940s to the 1960s. During this time he sold hundreds of short stories to major American and Canadian publications and published 3 novels, including "Desperate Search" which was later made into a motion picture. The Mayse family moved back to B.C. and in his later years he enjoyed a different kind of writing challenge, writing as a columnist for the Victoria Daily Times (1963-1972), and continuing afterwards to write weekly columns for various western newspapers. In collaboration with his wife, Win, he wrote scripts for the CBC television program, Beachcombers.


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