Bryce Courtenay

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Date of Birth August 14, 1933
Place of Birth South Africa
Date of Death Nov 22, 2012 (79)
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Bryce Courtenay

Arthur Bryce Courtenay, was a South African-Australian advertising director and novelist. He is one of Australia's best-selling authors, notable for his book The Power of One.

Born: Arthur Bryce Courtenay, August 14, 1933, Lebombo Mountains, Johannesburg, South Africa
Died: November 22, 2012, Canberra, Australia
Resting place: Hall Cemetery
Occupation: Novelist
Nationality: South African/Australian
Period: 1989–2012
Genre: Bildungsroman, Historical novel
Notable awards: British Book Awards, 1990 The Power of One, APA Who Weekly Reader's Choice Award, 1998 Tommo & Hawk, APA Who Weekly Reader's Choice Award, 1999 Jessica, APA Who Weekly Reader's Choice Award, 2000 Jessica

About Bryce Courtenay

South African and Australian novelist best known for his book The Power of One.

Before Fame

He studied journalism in school and worked in advertising for thirty-four years.


Because he lived in Australia, his novels were primarily set there, and he became one of Australia's most well known authors.

Family Life

He was married to Benita Solomon from 1959 to 2000, and they had three children. He later married Christine Gee.


Morgan Freeman appeared in the film version of his novel The Power of One.

Information related to Bryce Courtenay

  • Alumni of King Edward VII School (Johannesburg)
  • British Book Award winners
  • South African expatriates in the United Kingdom
  • Copywriters
  • South African male novelists
  • South African emigrants to Australia
  • Advertising people
  • 21st-century Australian novelists
  • Australian male novelists
  • 20th-century Australian novelists
  • Australian non-fiction writers
  • Naturalised citizens of Australia
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