James Clavell

Novelist, Author

1921 – 1994

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Who was James Clavell?

James Clavell, born Charles Edmund Dumaresq Clavell, was an Australian-born British novelist, screenwriter, director and World War II veteran and prisoner of war. Clavell is best known for his epic Asian Saga series of novels and their televised adaptations, along with such films as The Great Escape and To Sir, with Love.

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Born
Oct 10, 1921
Sydney
Also known as
  • Charles Edmund DuMaresq de Clavelle
  • Charles Edmund Dumaresq Clavell
Parents
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Australia
Profession
Education
  • University of Birmingham
Lived in
  • Sydney
Died
Sep 7, 1994
Switzerland

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