16:51 06 June 2013
Tom Sharpe, the English author, has died at the age of 85. El Pais has reported he passed away in Llafranc, Catalonia.
Tom moved from the UK to Spain in the 1990’s.
Well-known for Porterhouse Blue, Tom wrote 16 novels including Wilt and Riotous Assembly.
Susan Sandon, the Managing Director of Tom’s publisher Cornerstone, said: “Tom Sharpe was one of our greatest satirists and a brilliant writer: witty, often outrageous, always acutely funny about the absurdities of life.
“The private Tom was warm, supportive and wholly engaging. I feel enormously privileged to have been his publisher.”
During his lifetime Tom lived and worked in South Africa for a certain period of time. He also served as a marine in the 40’s.
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