Prince of Tides author, Pat Conroy, died

Mar 6, 2016 09:09 IST

US novelist Pat Conroy, who wrote several acclaimed novels and memoirs, died on 4 March 2016 in Beaufort, South Carolina. He was 70.

He was suffering from pancreatic cancer.

Two of his novels, The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini, were made into Oscar-nominated films. He is recognized as a leading figure of late-20th century Southern literature.


Donald Patrick Conroy was born on Oct. 26, 1945, in Atlanta had written numerous books. Some of his works includes
• Prince of Tides
• Water is Wide
• The Great Santini
• The Lords of Discipline
• My Losing Season (memoir)
• The Boo
• Beach Music
• The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes and Stories of My Life
• My Reading Life
• The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son
• Unrooted Childhoods: Memoirs of Growing up Global (contributing author)
• South of Broad

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Who: US novelist Pat Conroy

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When: 4 March 2016

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