Thea Astley

 

 

Age: 78

 

Summary: Australian award-winning author whose books often chronicled life in small Outback towns and won Australia's most prestigious literary prize, including the Miles Franklin Award four times for her books The Well-Dressed Explorer, The Slow Natives, The Acolyte, and Drylands.

 

 

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

Born: August 25, 1925

 

Died: August 17, 2004

 

Location: Sydney, Australia