Search - List of Books by Bryce Courtenay

Arthur Bryce Courtenay (born 14 August 1933) is a South-African-born naturalized Australian novelist. Born in Johannesburg, Courtenay spent most of his early years in a small village in the Lebombo Mountains in South Africa's Limpopo province.

In 1955, while studying journalism in London, Bryce met his future wife, Benita, and eventually emigrated to Australia. They married in 1959 and had three sons, Brett, Adam and Damon. Bryce entered the advertising industry and over a career spanning 34 years was the Creative Director of McCann Erickson, J. Walter Thompson & George Patterson Advertising. In 1991, Damon (who was born with the blood condition haemophilia) died at age 27 from AIDS, contracted through a blood transfusion.

Bryce divorced Benita in 2000 and has acknowledged some indiscretions during their 42-year marriage. He now lives in Bowral, New South Wales, with his partner, Christine Gee. Benita Courtenay died on 11 March 2007, at the age of 72, four months after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.

His novels are primarily set in either Australia, his adopted country, or South Africa, the country of his birth. His first book, The Power of One, was published in 1989 and, despite Courtenay's fears that it would never sell, quickly became one of Australia's best-selling books by any living author. The story has since been made into a film—as well as being re-released in an edition for children

Bryce Courtenay is one of Australia's most commercially successful authors. He has built up this success over the long-term by promoting himself and developing a relationship with readers as much as marketing his books; for instance, he gives away up to 2,500 books free each year to readers he meets in the street. However, only The Power of One has been published in the United States. Courtenay claims that this is because "American publishers for the most part have difficulties about Australia, they are interested in books in their own country first and foremost. However, we receive many e-mails and letters from Americans who have read my books and I am hoping in the future that publishers will recognize that there is a market for all my books in the U.S."

In 2010, he was honored on an Australian postage stamp.

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Total Books: 215
Better than Fiction True Travel Tales from Great Fiction Writers
2017 - Better Than Fiction True Travel Tales From Great Fiction Writers [Lonely Planet Travel Literature] (Paperback)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781787012660
ISBN-10: 1787012662
Genre: Travel
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April Fool's Day
2015 - April Fool's Day (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781486296019
ISBN-10: 1486296017
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self-Help
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The Silver Moon Reflections on Life Death and Writing
2015 - The Silver Moon Reflections on Life Death and Writing (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781486263592
ISBN-10: 1486263593
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Jack of Diamonds
2013 - Jack of Diamonds (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780670076079
ISBN-10: 0670076074
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Smoky Joe's Cafe
2012 - Smoky Joe's Cafe (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781743190449
ISBN-10: 1743190441
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Tandia
2012 - Tandia (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781743107331
ISBN-10: 1743107331
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Sylvia
2012 - Sylvia (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781743109342
ISBN-10: 1743109342
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality
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The Family Frying Pan
2012 - The Family Frying Pan (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781743107263
ISBN-10: 1743107269
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality
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Brother Fish
2012 - Brother Fish (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781743107256
ISBN-10: 1743107250
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Power of One
2011 - The Power of One (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781742679525
ISBN-10: 1742679528
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Fishing for Stars
2009 - Fishing for Stars (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781552788066
ISBN-10: 1552788067
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Matthew Flinders Cat
2009 - Matthew Flinders Cat (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781740935128
ISBN-10: 1740935128
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Literature & Fiction
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The Persimmon Tree
2009 - The Persimmon Tree (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780143007005
ISBN-10: 0143007009
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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Four Fires
2008 - Four Fires (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781921415920
ISBN-10: 1921415924
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The Persimmon Tree Library Edition
2008 - The Persimmon Tree Library Edition (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781921334726
ISBN-10: 192133472X
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The Potato Factory
2007 - The Potato Factory (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780143004561
ISBN-10: 0143004565
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Tommo and Hawk
2007 - Tommo and Hawk (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780143004578
ISBN-10: 0143004573
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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The Power of One Young Readers' Condensed Edit
2007 - The Power of One Young Readers' Condensed Edit (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780440239130
ISBN-10: 0440239133
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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A Recipe for Dreaming
2007 - A Recipe for Dreaming (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780670028689
ISBN-10: 0670028681
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Whitethorn
2007 - Whitethorn (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781552786536
ISBN-10: 1552786536
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Whitethorn A Novel of Aftica
2006 - Whitethorn a Novel of Aftica (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781740937641
ISBN-10: 1740937643
Genres: Business & Money, Literature & Fiction
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2001 - Solomon's Song [Potato Factory, Bk 3] (Paperback)Hardcover
Fuerza De Uno La [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)