Best-selling Australian novelist Bryce Courtenay has died at the age of 79.
His first novel, "The Power of One", the story of a child growing up under apartheid in South Africa, was an instant hit, selling more than 8 million copies and later made into a movie.
Other books writen by Bryce include: Tandia, The Potato Factory, Tommo & Hawk, Brother Fish, Fishing for stars and many others
Bryce Courtenay's latest book Jack of Diamonds was released earlier this month
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