David Storey

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David Storey
BornDavid Malcolm Story
(1933-07-13)13 July 1933
Wakefield, Yorkshire, England
Died27 March 2017(2017-03-27) (aged 83)
London, England
EducationQueen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield
Alma materSlade School of Fine Art
GenreNovelist, playwright, screenwriter
Notable awardsBooker Prize (1976)

David Malcolm Storey (13 July 1933 – 27 March 2017) was an English playwright, screenwriter, award-winning novelist and a former professional rugby league player. He was known for writing This Sporting Life and for screenwriting movie version. He also wrote plays most notably: Home and The Changing Room. Storey also wrote Flight into Camden and his 1976 Booker Prize-winning novel Saville.[1]

Storey was born in Wakefield, Yorkshire. He studied at Slade School of Fine Art. In 1956, Storey married Barbara Rudd Hamilton, with whom he had four children.[2] Hamilton died in 2015.[3]

Storey died on 27 March 2017 in London from Parkinson's disease and dementia, aged 83.[4][5]

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  1. David Storey: Booker Prize-winning author dies at 83 BBC News, 27 March 2017. Retreived 27 March 2017.
  2. Sternlicht, Sanford V. (2004). A Reader's Guide To Modern British Drama. Syracuse University Press. p. 167. ISBN 9780815630760.
  3. "David Storey obituary". The Guardian. 27 March 2017. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  4. "David Storey, author of This Sporting Life, dies at 83". The Guardian. 27 March 2017. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  5. Benedict Nightingale (27 March 2017). "David Storey, British Novelist and Playwright, Dies at 83". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 March 2017.

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