Friday, November 23, 2012

Bryce Courtenay Has Died


Best-selling Australian author Bryce Courtenay, who wrote about the struggles of life in Australia and South Africa, died at his home in Canberra, his publisher said on Friday, just two weeks after his latest novel was published. His death late on Thursday came less than three months after he told fans he had stomach cancer. He was 79.


8 comments:

Agent**It said...

"The Power of One" is a wonderful book. RIP.

Char said...

Very sad. I LOVE LOVE LOVE The Power of One, and it's follow up Tandia. He was a great writer.

canadachick said...

Power of One was and still is one of the books/movies that left me touched by the story

Christopher Cruz said...

He was Australian?!

Meagan said...

I loved Power of One, best book!! Now I am going to go download and read Tandia. Sad day for the literary world....

Margaret said...

The Potato Factory series is amazing too...listen to the audible version if you have a long trip. RIP, Mr. C. I'm a huge fan.

zeldafitzgerald said...

He was south african, Christopher Cruz but had lived in Australia for much of his life.

I know a lot of people enjoy his writing but please don't take his australian novels of convict life seriously. it wasn't quite like that. it was worse.

terrible writer, wonderful man

short le chic said...

Bravo Enty for including this. LOVED April Fool's Day. SO sad...