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Bryce Courtenay
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Born Arthur Bryce Courtenay
(1933-08-14)14 August 1933
Johannesburg, South Africa
Died 22 November 2012(2012-11-22) (aged 79)
Canberra, Australia
Occupation Novelist
Nationality South African-Australian
Period 1989–2012
Genre Bildungsroman, historical novel
Notable awards British Book Awards
1990 The Power of One
APA Who Weekly Reader's Choice Award
1998 Tommo & Hawk
APA Who Weekly Reader's Choice Award
1999 Jessica
APA Who Weekly Reader's Choice Award
2000 Jessica

Arthur Bryce Courtenay AM (14 August 1933 – 22 November 2012) was a South African-Australian novelist and one of Australia's most commercially successful authors.

Awards and honours

African books

  • The Power of One (1989)
  • The Power of One: Young Readers Edition (1999)
  • Tandia (1992)
  • The Night Country (1998)
  • Whitethorn (2005)

Australian trilogy

  • The Potato Factory (1995)
  • Tommo & Hawk (1997)
  • Solomon's Song (1999)

Nick Duncan Saga

  • The Persimmon Tree (2007)
  • Fishing for Stars (2008)

Other fiction

  • A Recipe for Dreaming (1994)
  • The Family Frying Pan (1997)
  • Jessica (1998)
  • Smoky Joe's Cafe (2001)
  • Four Fires (2001)
  • Matthew Flinders' Cat (2002)
  • Brother Fish (2004)
  • Sylvia (2006)
  • The Story of Danny Dunn (2009)
  • Fortune Cookie (2010)
  • Jack of Diamonds (2012)

Non-fiction

  • April Fool's Day (1993)
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