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Alan Sillitoe dies

the-loneliness-of-the-long-distance-runnerNottingham-born novelist Alan Sillitoe has died aged 82. He is famous for writing Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner – so called kitchen sink dramas.

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner focuses on a rebellious boy with a talent for running. It won the Hawthornden Prize in 1959 and was turned into a movie starring Tom Courtenay in 1962.

Sadly, the literary world also lost poet Peter Porter, who died at the age of 81.

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