John KnowlesnovelistBorn: 9/16/1926Birthplace: Fairmont, West Virginia
novelist who wrote the coming-of-age classic A Separate Peace (1960), which was based on his experiences as a student at Phillips Exeter Academy. His other books include Peace Breaks Out (1982) and A Vein of Riches (1978)Died: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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