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Joan Brady Masters
Born Joan Brady
4 December 1939 (1939-12-04) (age 81)
San Francisco, United States
Pen name Joan Brady
Occupation Writer
Language English
Nationality United States
Citizenship British
Period 1979–present
Genre Biography, suspense fiction
Notable works Theory of War
Spouse Dexter Masters (1909–1989)
Children Alexander Masters (son)
Relatives Mildred Edie Brady (mother), Robert A. Brady (father)

Joan Brady (born 4 December 1939 in San Francisco) is an American-British writer. She is the first woman and American to win the Whitbread Book of the Year Award for her novel Theory of War.


Personal life

Born Joan Brady on 4 December 1939 in San Francisco to Mildred Edie Brady and Robert A. Brady. She has one sister, Judy. Before becoming an author, she was a dancer with the San Francisco Ballet and the New York City Ballet then went on to study philosophy at Columbia University in New York City. In 1963, she married author Dexter Masters, her mother's former secret lover. In 1965 they moved to England, and together had a son, Alexander Masters, who authored Stuart: A Life Backwards. Her husband died in 1989, and she currently lives in Oxford, England.

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