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David Storey

(David Malcolm Storey)
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David Malcolm Storey, the son of a miner, was an English playwright, screenwriter, award winning novelist and a former professional Rugby League player.

Born in Wakefield. Yorkshire and educated at QEGS Wakefield and at the Slade School of Fine Art, London, his plays include The Restoration of Arnold Middleton, The Changing Room, Cromwell, Home and Stages.

Storey wrote the screenplay adaptation for the film of his first novel, This Sporting Life (1960), directed by Lindsay Anderson (1963). The film version of Storey's play In Celebration (directed by Lindsay Anderson) was released as part of the American Film Theatre series in 1975. Home and Early Days (both also directed by Anderson and both starring Sir Ralph Richardson) were made into television films.

Storey's novels include, This Sporting Life which won the 1960 Macmillan Fiction Award; Flight into Camden, which won the 1963 Somerset Maugham Award; and the 1961 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize; and Saville, which won the 1976 Booker Prize.
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1972) : Pasmore
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel winner (1976) : Saville