Australian crime fiction novelist
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What is Peter Temple famous for?
Peter Temple (10 March 1946 鈥?8 March 2018) was an award-winning South Africa-born Australian crime fiction novelist. He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was known for writing the Jack Irish series and for the award winning novel The Broken Shore. He has also won five Ned Kelly Awards for crime fiction.
How did Peter Temple die?
Peter Temple, the first crime writer to win Australia鈥檚 most significant literary award, the Miles Franklin, has died. He was 71. Temple died at home in Ballarat on Thursday. He had had cancer for the past six months, having dealt with a bout of the disease several years ago. He is survived by his wife Anita and his son Nicholas.
Who is John Temple?
He was an international newspaper and magazine editor and journalist. Temple relocated to Sydney, Australia in 1980 and later moved to Melbourne to become the editor of Australian Society magazine. The author has also taught editing, media studies, and journalism at university.
How many awards has John Temple won?
He won five Ned Kelly awards, the local crime-writing prizes, beginning in 1997 for his first book, Bad Debts. Temple was perhaps best-known for his Jack Irish novels, which featured his Fitzroy-based solicitor-cum-fixer hero.