Patrick White

Biography Patrick White (1912 - 1990)

Novelist, playwright, poet, short-story writer, essayist

Also called Patrick Victor Martindale White / Victor Martin.
Was born on 28 may 1912.
Died on 30 sep 1990, at 78 years old.
Origin country United Kingdom

Patrick Victor Martindale White (28 May 1912 – 30 September 1990) was an Australian writer who, from 1935 to 1987, published 12 novels, three short-story collections and eight 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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