Set In The Middle East On The Brink Of War, This Novel Portrays The Arab Jewish Confrontation The Successful Terrorist Becomes A Statesman And A National Hero The Unsuccessful One Is Branded A Criminal But They All Know Themselves To Be Heroes
Morris Langlo West was born in St Kilda, Melbourne in 1916 At the age of fourteen, he entered the Christian Brothers seminary as a kind of refuge from a difficult childhood He attended the University of Melbourne and worked as a teacher In 1941 he left the Christian Brothers without taking final vows In World War II he worked as a code breaker, and for a time he was private secretary to former prime minister Billy Hughes After the war, West became a successful writer and producer of radio serials In 1955 he left Australia to build an international career as a writer With his family, he lived in Austria, Italy, England and the USA, including a stint as the Vatican correspondent for the British newspaper, the Daily Mail He returned to Australia in 1982.Morris West wrote 30 books and many plays, and several of his novels were adapted for film His books were published in 28 languages and soldthan 60 million copies worldwide Each new book he wrote after he became an established writer soldthan one million copies.West received many awards and accolades over his long writing career, including the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the W.H Heinemann Award of the Royal Society of Literature for The Devil s Advocate In 1978 he was elected a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia AM in 1985, and was made an Officer of the Order AO in 1997 Morris West died at his desk in 1999.
- 361 pages
- The Tower of Babel
- Morris L. West
- 24 November 2019 Morris L. West