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Jon Cleary

Australian writer and novelist (1917-2010)

1917   -   2010

country of citizenship: Australia
languages spoken, written or signed: Australian English
occupation: novelist, screenwriter
award received: Edgar Awards

Jon Stephen Cleary (22 November 1917 – 19 July 2010) was an Australian writer and novelist. He wrote numerous books, including The Sundowners (1951), a portrait of a rural family in the 1920s as they move from one job to the next, and The High Commissioner (1966), the first of a long series of popular detective fiction works featuring Sydney Police Inspector Scobie Malone. A number of Cleary's works have been the subject of film and television adaptations.
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