Pat Conroy



Pat Conroy (born October 26, 1945 in Atlanta, Georgia; died March 4, 2016), author of five novels, two of which were made into Oscar-nominated films; and six nonfiction books.  Conroy is said to be one of the greatest Southern writers of the second half of the twentieth century.  Not only did he write great novels, first he lived them.



The Great Santini – 1976

The Lords of Discipline – 1980

The Prince of Tides – 1986

Beach Music – 1995

South of Broad – 2009



The Boo – 1970

The Water Is Wide – 1972

The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes of My Life – 1999

My Losing Season – 2002

My Reading Life – 2010

The Death of Santini – 2013


Essays and Others:

Essay on the Hidden Subculture of Military Brats (for “Military Brats: Legacies of Growing Up Inside the Fortress” – 1992

Contributing Author to “Uprooted Childhoods: Memoirs of Growing Up Global” – 2003


The Pat Conroy profile from “Sunday Morning” program of June 26, 1995:


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