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Morris West

Australian writer

1916   -   1999

country of citizenship: Australia
language of expression: English
educated at: University of Melbourne, Australian Catholic University
occupation: writer, novelist
award received: Officer of the Order of Australia, James Tait Black Memorial Prize

Morris Langlo West AO (26 April 1916 – 9 October 1999) was an Australian novelist and playwright, best known for his novels The Devil's Advocate (1959), The Shoes of the Fisherman (1963) and The Clowns of God (1981). His books were published in 27 languages and sold more than 60 million copies worldwide. Each new book he wrote after he became an established writer sold more than one million copies.West's works were often focused on international politics and the role of the Roman Catholic Church in international affairs. One of his best known works, The Shoes of the Fisherman (1963), described the election and career of a Slav as Pope, 15 years before the historic election of Karol Wojtyła as Pope John Paul II. The sequel, The Clowns of God, described a successor Pope who resigned the papacy to live in seclusion, 32 years before the abdication of Pope Benedict XVI in 2013.
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works

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The Devil's Advocate

novel by Morris L. West

author: Morris West

1959

The Shoes of the Fisherman

novel by Morris West

author: Morris West

1963

Harlequin

Novel by Morris West

author: Morris West

1974

The Ambassador

novel by Morris West

author: Morris West

1965

The Salamander

Thriller by Morris West

author: Morris West

1973

Summer of the Red Wolf

Novel by Morris West

author: Morris West

1971

A View from the Ridge

author: Morris West

Morris West

author: Morris West

The Clowns of God

author: Morris West

The Last Confession

author: Morris West

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