Posted April 25, 2010 23:16:00
Novelist and poet Alan Sillitoe, one of the “Angry Young Men” of British fiction who emerged in the 1950s, has died aged 82, media reports stated on Sunday.
Sillitoe was ideal known for his gritty novels which vividly portrayed the lives of working class men in post-war Britain.
His works included Saturday Night And Sunday Morning and The Loneliness Of The Long-Distance Runner, both of which were later made into films.
Sillitoe left school at the age of 14 and worked in factories in his home city of Nottingham, central England, before he joined the Royal Air Force as a wireless operator in Malaya.
However, he fell ill with tuberculosis and was hospitalised for 18 months during which time he began to write.
His son stated he hoped his dad would be remembered for his contribution to literature, the reports said.
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