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Monday, April 26, 2010

Author Alan Sillitoe dies in London aged 82

Author Alan Sillitoe dies in London aged 82The author Alan Sillitoe has died aged 82 at Charing Cross Hospital in London, his family has said. The Nottingham-born novelist emerged in the 1950s as one of the "Angry Young Men" of British fiction. His son David said he hoped his father would be remembered for his contribution to literature. His novels included Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, both of which were made into films. The two books are regarded as classic examples of kitchen sink dramas reflecting life in the mid 20th century Britain. He was born on 4 March 1928 - the second son of an illiterate tannery labourer who was often out of work

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