Pat Conroy

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Pat Conroy
Born Donald Patrick Conroy
(1945-10-26)October 26, 1945
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died March 4, 2016(2016-03-04) (aged 70)
Beaufort, South Carolina, United States
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Period 1970-2016
Genres Literary fiction
nonfiction
Notable work(s) The Water Is Wide
The Great Santini
The Lords of Discipline
The Prince of Tides

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Pat Conroy (October 26, 1945 – March 4, 2016) was an American author. He has written several famous novels and memoirs. Two of his novels, The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini, were made into movies that were nominated for Academy Awards. He was known as a leading writer of late-20th century Southern literature.[1]

Conroy died on March 4, 2016 from pancreatic cancer in Beaufort, South Carolina. He was aged 70.

References[change | change source]

  1. Folks, Jeffrey J.; Perkins, James A. (1997). Southern Writers at Century's End. University Press of Kentucky. p. 1. ISBN 9780813130972. Retrieved May 31, 2013.