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Charles Bruce Chatwin FRSL (13 May 1940 – 18 January 1989) was an English travel writer, novelist and journalist. His first book, In Patagonia (1977), made him a well known travel writer.

He won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel On the Black Hill (1982), while his novel Utz (1988) was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

In 2008 The Times ranked Chatwin as number 46 on their list of "50 Greatest British Writers Since 1945". He was born in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire.

Chatwin died on 18 January 1989 in Nice, France from HIV/AIDS at the age of 48.

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