About the Author
Morris West, an Australian by birth, has lived in Italy, Austria, England, and the east and west coasts of the United States. He has written 26 novels, as well as screenplays, radio dramas, and works for the stage. His novels have been translated into 27 languages and have sold more than 60 million copies.
He was awarded the National Brotherhood Award by the National Council of Christians and Jews, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and the Royal Society of Literature Heinemann Award. His novel, The Devil's Advocate, was nominated for the National Book Award. Among a long list of honors, West has been awarded the Order of Australia, and doctorates in literature and letters from the universities of Santa Clara and New York and from Australian National University.