Patrick White, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Patrick White

English-born Australian writer

Date of Birth: 28-May-1912

Place of Birth: London

Date of Death: 30-Sep-1990

Profession: screenwriter, writer, poet, playwright, novelist, autobiographer

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Gemini


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About Patrick White

  • Patrick Victor Martindale White (28 May 1912 – 30 September 1990) was an Australian writer who, from 1935 to 1987, published 12 novels, 3 short-story collections and 8 plays. White's fiction employs humour, florid prose, shifting narrative vantage points and a stream of consciousness technique.
  • In 1973, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, "for an epic and psychological narrative art which has introduced a new continent into literature", as it says in the Swedish Academy's citation, the first and so far only Australian to have been awarded the prize.
  • White was also the inaugural recipient of the Miles Franklin Award.

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