John Braine

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Birthday
13, 1922
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 28, 1986 (64)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
13, 1922
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 28, 1986 (64)

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About

Twentieth-century English writer whose best-known novels include Room at the Top, The Crying Game, and The Jealous God, all published during the 1950s and '60s. His later works include These Golden Days and The Two of Us.

Before Fame

He left school at the age of sixteen and later found work as a librarian.

Trivia

He is associated with the Angry Young Men, a group of English novelists who expressed their disillusionment with British society.

Family Life

With his wife Helen, he had four children.

Associated With

Actor Laurence Harvey starred in the 1959 film adaptation of Braine's novel Room at the Top.

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