Best of Pat Conroy (27 books)When Pat Conroy died on March 4, , he left behind a body of work that continues to inspire and entertain readers around the world. This site will be maintained in order to bring news to his fans of any new works about him or even potentially by him that could interest you, his fans and readers. As many of you know, Pat Conroy had two works in progress when he died, and portions of them may be made available in months and years ahead. This site will also be the place to come to for news of possible film adaptations of his work as well as for updates regarding the much anticipated biography of Pat Conroy by Catherine Seltzer, "Man on Fire", to be published by his longtime editor Nan A. It is a moving and definitive literary biography of the man and his work, scheduled for publication in We will keep in touch with you!! Lastly, we will ask many of you to confirm and allow us to publish on this site some of stories you sent to Pat Conroy
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Considered as one of the best, who is behind so many touching slice-of-life stories, author Pat Conroy continues to deliver the goods to his many fans who have stayed the course to enjoy what he does best, write. Conroy was born on October 26, , and he grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of a U. Marine Corps. The way his childhood and adolescence turned out, he clearly had a deep and lasting impression, one that would play a big role in many of his most-well known novels. The Prince of Tides went on to become made into a film that had garnered multiple Oscar nominations, starring Barbara Streisand and Nick Nolte.
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Pat Conroy is an American author of literary fiction and non-fiction. His fiction is based on his real-life experiences, such as being a military brat and growing up with an abusive, domineering father. Despite the fact that it was fiction, The Great Santini was real enough that it caused serious friction in his family, although it actually helped repair his relationship with his father. Pat Conroy became a published author in with his debut novel The Boo. Shop Worldwide: Amazon. Hoping to stumble upon a new author or series? You can click these links and be sent to a random series or a random author.
He is recognized as a leading figure of lateth century Southern literature. His father was a Marine Corps fighter pilot, and Conroy moved often in his youth, attending 11 schools by the time he was Conroy had said his stories were heavily influenced by his military brat upbringing, and in particular, difficulties experienced with his own father, a US Marine Corps pilot, who was physically and emotionally abusive toward his children, and the pain of a youth growing up in such a harsh environment is evident in Conroy's novels, which use autobiographical material, particularly with The Great Santini and The Prince of Tides. Conroy also cites his family's frequent military-related moves and growing up immersed in military culture as significant influences in his life in both positive and negative ways. A standout athlete, he was recruited to The Citadel to play basketball; his book My Losing Season focused on his experiences playing his senior year and like "The Lords of Discipline" also served as a retrospective of his cadet years.