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Born: May 28, 1912

Died: September 30, 1990 (aged 78)

Nationality: Australian

Occupation: Author, novelist, playwright, poet, essayist

Bio: Patrick Victor Martindale White, was an Australian author who is widely regarded as one of the most important English-language novelists of the 20th century. From 1935 until his death, he published 12 novels, two short-story collections and eight plays.

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