LITERATURE

Frank Hardy
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Author of Power Without Glory, 1950, which was made into a highly successful television series. The novel used the fictional Melbourne suburb of Carringbush in place of Collingwood and the story was said to be about the life of John Wren.

The book is considered one of the best 200 novels written since 1950, as deemed by Carmen Callil and Colm Toibin. Callil founded The Virago Press in 1972. She also chaired the 1996 Judges of the Booker Prize.

Hardy also wrote But The Dead Are Many.

Hardy, aged 78, died from a heart attack on 28th January, 1994. True to the end, he was clutching a horse-racing form guide when he died.


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