James Clavell

American novelist (1921-1994)

1921   -   1994

country of citizenship: Australia, United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: University of Birmingham
occupation: screenwriter, film director, film producer, novelist, writer

James Clavell (born Charles Edmund Dumaresq Clavell; 10 October 1921 – 7 September 1994) was an Australian-born British (later naturalized American) writer, screenwriter, director, and World War II veteran and prisoner of war. Clavell is best known as the author of his Asian Saga novels, a number of which have had television adaptations. Clavell also wrote such screenplays as those for The Fly (1958) (based on the short story by George Langelaan) and The Great Escape (1963) (based on the personal account of Paul Brickhill). He directed the popular 1967 film To Sir, with Love for which he also wrote the script.
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