Elliott, Sumner Locke

Novelist, playwright and actor who won the Miles Franklin Literary Award in 1963 and the Patrick White Literary Award in 1977.

Milestone
Born
The Laurels, Kogarah
17 Oct 1917
Departed Sydney
1948
Died
Manhattan, New York City, United States
24 Jun 1991
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1933
1948
1963
1963
1977
1990
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Sumner Locke Elliott

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2018

Sumner Locke Elliott, actor, playwright and novelist, lived in Sydney until 1948 and thereafter in the United States. In the 1960s after a successful career as a playwright he decided to reinvent himself as a novelist and of his ten novels five are based on his life in Sydney between the 1920s and 1940s. He won the Miles Franklin Award in 1963 and the Patrick White Award in 1977.