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Name: Bryce Courtenay  
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Date of Birth: 14th August 1933
Place of Birth: Johannesburg, South Africa
Profession: Writer
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Bryce Courtenay (b. Johannesburg, South Africa in 1933) is an Australian novelist. He spent most of his early years in a small village in the Lebombo Mountains.

While studying journalism in London Bryce met his future wife and eventually emigrated to Australia. They married in 1958 and had three sons, Brett, Adam and Damon. Damon had haemophilia and died from AIDS after a blood transfusion when he was 24.

His novels are primarily set in either Australia, his adopted country, or South Africa, the country of his birth. His first book, The Power of One, was published in 1989 and, despite Courtenay's fears that it would never sell, quickly became one of Australia's best selling books by any living author.

Today, Bryce Courtenay lives in Sydney, Australia.


  • The Power of One (1989)
  • Tandia (1992)
  • April Fool's Day (1993)
  • Recipe for Dreaming (1994)
  • The Potato Factory (1995)
  • Tommo & Hawk (1997)
  • The Family Frying Pan (1997)
  • Jessica (1998)
  • The Night Country (1998)
  • The Power of One Young Reader's Edition (1999)
  • Solomon's Song (1999)
  • Four Fires (2001)
  • Smoky Joe's Cafe (2001)
  • Matthew Flinders' Cat (2002)

Note that except for The Power of One, Courtenay's books are not published in the United States of America.

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