Bryce Courtenay


Birthday August 14, 1933

Birth Sign Leo

Birthplace South Africa

DEATH DATE Nov 22, 2012 (79)

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South African and Australian novelist best known for his book The Power of One.

Before Fame

He studied journalism in school and worked in advertising for thirty-four years.


Because he lived in Australia, his novels were primarily set there, and he became one of Australia's most well known authors.

Family Life

He was married to Benita Solomon from 1959 to 2000, and they had three children. He later married Christine Gee.

Associated With

Morgan Freeman appeared in the film version of his novel The Power of One.