Australian author who was one of only three writers to win the Booker Prize in 1988 and 2001 for his books Oscar and Lucinda and True History of the Kelly Gang, respectively.
He started working in advertising in 1962 and worked on campaigns for Volkswagen and Lindeman's Wine.
He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1989.
He married theatre director Alison Summers in 1985 and they had a son.
Like him, author Hilary Mantel won the Booker Prize twice.