Russell Braddon

Australia (1921 - 1995)

Russell Braddon was born in Sydney in 1921 and educated at the University of Sydney. He was imprisoned in Changi for four years during World War II, and his controversial book, The naked island, describing his experiences as a prisoner, sold more than a million copies. He wrote biographies, novels, histories and TV scripts. He lived in Britain from 1949 until 1993, and died in NSW in 1995.