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Martin Booth

Martin Booth (1944-2004) was a novelist, critic, biographer, children's books author, and social historian.

Mr. Booth completed his acclaimed memoir of his childhood in Hong Kong, Gweilo (published in America as Golden Boy), shortly before his death. Among his notable novels were Hiroshima Joe, based on the real-life story of adown-and-out Briton who had survived the Nagasaki atomic raid; The Industry of Souls, which was short-listed for the Booker Prize; and A Very Private Gentleman, which was adapted into The American.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2010.

Martin Booth Facts

BirthdaySeptember 7, 1944
BirthplaceLancashire, England, United Kingdom
Date of deathFebruary 12, 2004 (Devon, England, United Kingdom, age 59)

Selected Filmography

No Surrender
Lincoln Assassination
Parrot Sketch Not Included: 20 Years of Monty Python
Abbott and Costello in Hollywood
The Murder at the Peepshow
What A Way To Go
The Counting Booth
Taking Woodstock
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