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Bryce Courtenay was born in Johannesburg, South Africa on August 14, 1933. He studied journalism in London and then settled in Australia in 1958. Instead of becoming a journalist, he went into advertising and became a successful creative director. He won most of the local and international advertising awards and a gold medal for Best Documentary at the 1984 New York Film Festival. He started writing after he turned 50. His first novel, The Power of One, was adapted into a 1992 film starring Morgan Freeman and Stephen Dorff. His other novels include Jessica, The Potato Factory, Tommo and Hawk, Solomon's Song, Tandia, and Jack of Diamonds. In 1993, he wrote the non-fiction book April Fool's Day, which is a personal account of the death of his son Damon after he contracted AIDs from a routine blood transfusion. Courtenay died of stomach cancer on November 22, 2012 at the age of 79. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Power of One 4,387 copies, 104 reviews
Tandia 810 copies, 17 reviews
The Potato Factory 756 copies, 11 reviews
Jessica 598 copies, 10 reviews
Tommo & Hawk 559 copies, 4 reviews
April Fool's Day 526 copies, 13 reviews
Solomon's Song 474 copies, 3 reviews
Four Fires 423 copies, 10 reviews
Matthew Flinders' Cat 396 copies, 4 reviews
The Persimmon Tree 342 copies, 10 reviews
Brother Fish 334 copies, 6 reviews
Whitethorn 307 copies, 6 reviews
Sylvia 286 copies, 3 reviews
Fishing for Stars 188 copies, 7 reviews
Smoky Joe's Cafe 170 copies, 3 reviews

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