ighly talented and successful author originally from South Africa but settling in Sydney where he quickly made a name for himself in the advertising world before writing his first novel.
His latest book Jessica is from one of the 25-30,000 letters sent to him each year suggesting stories he should write about. His stock reply to all of them is an 18 page letter on how to write a book or memoir, how to publish and distribute it and above all, encouragement to get the story down on paper as they are all important. However 'Jessica' was different and Bryce relented and wrote the story of Margaret Duff's amazing auntie Jessica. The story of 'Jessica' is published by Penguin Books.
Bryce Courtenay's books to date are:
The Power of One - made into a major film.
April Fool's Day - a moving, true story on the life and death of his son.
A Recipe for Dreaming
The Potato Factory - part of trilogy
The Family Frying Pan
Tommo and Hawk - part of trilogy
The Night Country