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Paul Torday, the British author died at 67

Dec 20, 2013 12:12 IST

Paul Torday, the British businessman who turned an author died on 19 December 2013 at the age of 67 in Northumberland. His debut novel Salmon Fishing in the Yemen was his comic best seller. Publisher, Weidenfeld and Nicolson announced about his death.  

His novel, Salmon Fishing won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize in 2007 and went on to be filmed in 2011 and starred Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt. It also won the Waverton Good Read Award in 2008 and has been sold over 500000 copies in the UK. Light Shining in the Forest was his most recent novel and was published in 2013

About Paul Torday
• He was born in Croxdale, County Durham in 1946  
• He read English Literature at Pembroke College, Oxford
• He spent 30 years working in engineering and in industry before turning his hand to writing

Novels of Paul Torday
• Salmon Fishing in the Yemen published in 2006
• The Irresistible Inheritance of Wilberforce published in 2008
• The Girl on the Landing published in 2009
• The Hopeless Life of Charlie Summers published in 2010
• More Than You Can Say published in 2011
• The Legacy of Hartlepool Hall published in 2012

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