Pat Conroy, author of 'Prince of Tides,' dies at 70

Posted on:07 Mar 2016 09:38:46
Pat Conroy, author of 'Prince of Tides,' dies at 70
07 March 2016 Current Affairs: 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 “Pat” Conroy (October 26, 1945 – March 4, 2016) was a New York Times bestselling American author who wrote several acclaimed novels and memoirs.Two of his novels, The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini, were made into Oscar-nominated films.Born in Atlanta, Georgia, he was the eldest of seven children (five boys and two girls) born to Marine Colonel Donald Conroy, of Chicago, and the former Frances “Peggy” Peek of Alabama.Born in Atlanta, Georgia, he was the eldest of seven children (five boys and two girls) born to Marine Colonel Donald Conroy, of Chicago, and the former Frances “Peggy” Peek of Alabama.

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