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John Braine Biography (1922-1986)
Full name, John Gerard Braine; born April 13, 1922, in Bradford, Yorkshire, England; died of a burst stomach ulcer in London, October 28, 1986; son of Fred and Katherine (Henry) Braine; married Helen Patricia Wood, 1955; children:Anthony, Frances, Felicity. Addresses: AGENT--David Higham Associates,Ltd., 5-8 Lower John Street, Golden Square, London W1R 4HA, England.
John Braine was a leading figure in the British group of writers known as the"Angry Young Men." The common theme for this group was disenchantment with the traditional British class system. In an interview given in the 1970s, Braine said, "Let this be my epitaph: As a writer, I never tried to please anybody but myself."
- Birth Details
- April 13, 1922
- Bradford, Yorkshire, England
- Death Details
- October 28, 1986
- London, England
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM WORK; SCREENWRITER
- Room at the Top, Continental, 1959.
- Life at the Top, Royal International, 1966.
- Man at the Top, British, 1975.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK
- Playwright, The Desert in the Mirror, Bingley, England, 1951.
- Also The Stirrer, 1975.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION WORK; SERIES
- Writer, Man at the Top, Thames, 1970, 1972.
- Room at the Top, Houghton, 1957, reprinted, Methuen, 1980.
- The Vodi, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1959, published in America as From theHand of the Hunter, Houghton, 1960.
- Life at the Top, Houghton, 1962, Methuen, 1980.
- The Jealous God, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1964, Houghton, 1965.
- The Crying Game, Houghton, 1968.
- Stay with Me Till Morning, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1970, published as The View from Tower Hill, Coward, 1971.
- The Queen of a Distant Country, Methuen, 1972, Coward, 1973.
- Writing a Novel, Coward, 1974.
- The Pious Agent, Eyre Methuen, 1975, Atheneum, 1975.
- Waiting for Sheila, Eyre Methuen, 1976.
- Finger of Fire, Eyre Methuen, 1977.
- J.B. Priestley, Barnes & Noble, 1979.
- Also The Stirrer, 1975; These Golden Days.
- Contributor to many periodicals and newspapers in Great Britain and the United States.
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