Buzzing: Author of This Sporting Life dies

Author of This Sporting Life dies

David Storey, a British writer who drew on his experiences as a miner's son, a farm worker, an art student, a professional rugby player and a teacher to create acclaimed novels and plays, died in London on Sunday. He was 83.

A niece said the cause was Parkinson's disease and related dementia.

Storey won the Man Booker Prize in 1976 for his novel Saville.

His novel This Sporting Life was adapted for film in 1963and won Oscar nominations for its leads, Richard Harris and Rachel Roberts.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 29, 2017, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe