James Clavell, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


James Clavell

American novelist

Date of Birth: 10-Oct-1921

Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Date of Death: 07-Sep-1994

Profession: screenwriter, writer, film director, film producer, novelist

Nationality: United States, Australia

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About James Clavell

  • James Clavell (born Charles Edmund Dumaresq Clavell, 10 October 1921 – 6 September 1994), was an Australian (and later naturalized American) novelist, screenwriter, director, and World War II veteran and prisoner of war.
  • Clavell is best known as the author of his Asian Saga novels, a number of which have had television adaptations.
  • Clavell also authored such screenplays as those for The Fly (1958) (based on the short story by George Langelaan) and The Great Escape (1963) (based on the personal account of Paul Brickhill).

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