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Morris West


(Morris Langlo West)
Australia (1916 - 1999)

aka Michael East, Julian Morris

His works often were focused on international politics and the role of the Roman Catholic Church in international affairs. One of his most famous works, The Shoes of the Fisherman, envisioned the election and career of a Slavic Pope, 15 years before the ascension of Karol Wojtyla to his historical role of becoming Pope John Paul II. Morris West died while working at his desk on the final chapters of his novel The Last Confession about the trials and imprisonment of Giordano Bruno, who was burned at the stake for heresy in 1600. Bruno was a figure with whom West had long sympathized and even identified. In 1969 he had published a play The Heretic on the same subject.

Genres: Inspirational
 
Novels
   The Mask of Marius Melville (1945)
   Moon in My Pocket (1945) (as by Julian Morris)
   The Illusionists (1955)
   Gallows on the Sand (1956)
   The Big Story (1957)
     aka The Crooked Road
   Kundu (1957)
   McCreary Moves In (1958) (as by Michael East)
   The Second Victory (1958)
     aka Backlash
   The Devil's Advocate (1959)
   The Naked Country (1960) (as by Michael East)
   Daughter of Silence (1961)
   The Ambassador (1965)
   The Tower of Babel (1968)
   Summer of the Red Wolf (1971)
   The Salamander (1973)
   Harlequin (1974)
   The Navigator (1976)
   Proteus (1979)
   The Concubine (1983)
   The World Is Made of Glass (1983)
   Cassidy (1986)
   Masterclass (1988)
   The Ringmaster (1991)
   The Lovers (1993)
   Vanishing Point (1996)
   Eminence (1998)
   The Last Confession (2001)
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Non fiction
   Children of the Sun (1957)
     aka Children of the Shadows
   A View from the Ridge (1996)
   Images and Inscriptions (1997)
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