Death of Tom Sharpe

March 30, 1928 - June 6, 2013
Llafranc, England | Age 85

Comic novelist dies at 85
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JILL LAWLESS, The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Tom Sharpe was aptly named, a writer who turned a razor-edged eye for absurdity on everything from the racism of apartheid to the squabbles of academia.

The British writer behind a string of comic novels including the campus classic "Porterhouse Blue" has died at 85.

Sharpe's Spanish publisher, Anagrama, said he died Thursday in Llafranc, the Catalan town where he lived. His physician, Dr. Montserrat Verdaguer, said the cause...

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