Bryce Courtenay died today, aged 79. An amazing and productive author, Bryce published his final work Jack of Diamonds, only two weeks ago. He didn’t take up writing until he was in his 50’s and he produced 21 books in 24 years. Not bad for an old guy, who also happened to run 40 marathons in that time.
He sold 20 million books, and in his last message to readers, he basically said “Thank you.”
Bryce was and will remain an inspiration for all writers who, like me, started late in life.
For a more detailed report, read on here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-11-23/bryce-courtenay-dead-at-79/4388010