Patrick White

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Birthday
28, 1912
Birthplace
London, England
Death Date
Sep 30, 1990 (78)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
28, 1912
Birthplace
London, England
Death Date
Sep 30, 1990 (78)

About

Twentieth-century novelist who became Australia's first literary Nobel Laureate in 1973. His best-known works include Happy Valley (1939), The Living and the Dead (1941), The Eye of the Storm (1973), and Voss (1957).

Before Fame

He wrote his first play at the age of ten, while attending the Tudor House boarding school. He later studied at King's College, Cambridge University.

Trivia

His last book, The Hanging Garden, was published posthumously.

Family Life

He was born in London to a British mother and an Australian-English father. He was in a committed relationship with partner Manoly Lascaris at the time of his death.

Associated With

He won the Nobel Prize in Literature six years before Isaac Bashevis Singer received the same honor.

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