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Rachel Cusk archive snapped up by library – despite burnt and lost manuscripts | Books

The papers of the Canadian-born novelist Rachel Cusk have been acquired by a library and museum at the University of Texas at Austin. The cache, however, contains none of her draft manuscripts, which she admitted had been used to light fires, drawn on by her children, or lost.

Cusk’s archive, comprisingn items dating from the 1980s to the present day, include more than a dozen notebooks, teaching notes and diary entries, as well as drawings by her children, records of everyday life and a MacBook Pro laptop. They have been acquired for an undisclosed sum by the Harry Ransom Center, a…

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