Novelist Pat Conroy Passes Away at Age 70

By Tim Cheng | March 7 2016 | Humanities & Social Sciences

Writer Pat Conroy passed away on March 4, 2016, at the age of 70 at his home in Beaufort, South Carolina.  Conroy, whose tumultuous family life served as inspiration for his fiction, was the author of: My Losing Season, My Reading Life, South of Broad, The Great Santini, and The Prince of Tides, among other works.  He is survived by his wife, the writer Cassandra King.

My Losing Season
A Memoir
“I was born to be a point guard, but not a very good one. . . .There was a time in my life when I walked through the world known to myself and others as an athlete. It was part of my own definition of who I was and certainly the part I most respected. When I was a young man, I was well-built and agile and ready for the rough and tumble of games, and athletics provided the single outlet for a repressed and preternaturally shy boy to express himself in public....I lost myself in the beauty of sport and made my family proud while passing through the silent eye of the storm that was my childhood.”
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Aug 26, 2003
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