Thursday, 6 June 2013

British novelist Tom Sharpe dies

British comic novelist Tom Sharpe, who wrote the Wilt series and Porterhouse Blue, has died  at the age of  85.
The writer died in Spain, where he had a home in the coastal town of Llafranc. 

It seems he died due to complications from diabetes
The author, enjoyed huge success with his 16 novels, despite only starting his writing career at the age of 43.

Many of his novels, including Blott on the Landscape, became popular BBC television series.

His last book The Wilt Inheritance was published in 2010.

'Tom Sharpe was one of our greatest satirists and a brilliant writer: witty, often outrageous, always acutely funny about the absurdities of life,' Susan Sandon, Sharpe's editor at Random House, said in a statement.

If you want to read about his life click  here  ( Daily Mail Online )

Click here for  the BBC