Popular Contemporary Writers - Vol. 4

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JAMES
CLAVELL

BORN: October 10, 1924, Sydney, Australia

DIED: September 6, 1994, Vevey, Switzerland

IDENTIFICATION: Popular writer of fiction and screenplays whose work focuses on war, internment, and most of all, the cultures of the Far East.

SIGNIFICANCE: James Clavell was a remarkably versatile and popular writer of the late twentieth century. Although he was best known for the 1975 novel Shōgun and its 1980 television adaptation, Clavell also wrote the screenplays for some very popular Hollywood movies, The Fly and The Great Escape among them. His World War II experiences as a soldier in the South Pacific and as a prisoner in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp quietly saturate his writing. Throughout his career Clavell returned to stories that deal with meetings between cultures; the hallmark of his work is the evenhandedness with which he depicts these meetings.

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  • James Clavell 437
  • Billy Collins 453
  • Pat Conroy 467
  • Patricia Cornwell 483
  • Michael Crichton 499
  • Roald Dahl 515
  • James Dickey 533
  • Michael Dorris 549
  • Rita Dove 559
  • Index 575
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