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Colleen McCullough (1937–2015)

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Colleen McCullough was born on June 1, 1937 in Wellington, New South Wales, Australia. She attended Holy Cross College and the University of Sydney. She wanted to pursue a career in medicine but had an allergic reaction to the antiseptic soap that surgeons use to scrub. She decided to study toon meer neuroscience and established the department of neurophysiology at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney before working as a researcher and teacher at Yale Medical School for ten years. Her first novel, Tim, was published in 1974 and was adapted into a movie starring Mel Gibson. During her lifetime, she wrote 25 novels including The Thorn Birds, An Indecent Obsession, A Creed for the Third Millennium, The Ladies of Missalonghi, the Masters of Rome series, and Bittersweet. The Thorn Birds was adapted into a U.S. television mini-series in 1983, which won four Golden Globe awards. She died after a long illness on January 29, 2015 at the age of 77. (Bowker Author Biography) toon minder

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De doornvogels (1977) 7,543 exemplaren
Macht & liefde (1990) 3,299 exemplaren
De kroon van gras (1991) 1,966 exemplaren
Caesar's Women (1996) 1,573 exemplaren
Vrouwe Fortuna (1993) 1,500 exemplaren
Caesar (1997) 1,471 exemplaren
The October Horse (2002) 1,363 exemplaren
Antony and Cleopatra (2007) 1,114 exemplaren
Bestemming Botany Bay (2000) 994 exemplaren
Missy (1987) 968 exemplaren
Land van doornen (2003) 760 exemplaren
Een ander woord voor liefde (1981) 684 exemplaren
Tim (1974) 630 exemplaren
Het lied van Troje (1998) 628 exemplaren
En de vrouw koos een man (1985) 563 exemplaren
On, Off (2005) 450 exemplaren
Bittersweet: A Novel (2013) 417 exemplaren
Streel mijn hart (2004) 246 exemplaren
Parallel deaths (2009) 242 exemplaren
Naked Cruelty (2010) 87 exemplaren
The Prodigal Son (2012) 82 exemplaren
Sins of the Flesh (2013) 60 exemplaren
Roden Cutler, V.C: The Biography (1998) 58 exemplaren
Caesar's Women, Part 1/2 (1996) 22 exemplaren
De Doornvogels deel II (1977) 22 exemplaren
De Doornvogels deel I (1978) 19 exemplaren
Life without the boring bits (2011) 18 exemplaren
Caesar's Women, Part 2/2 (1996) 15 exemplaren
Fortune's Favorites, Vol. I (1997) 6 exemplaren
1996 6 exemplaren
Fortune's Favorites, Vol. II (1994) 5 exemplaren
The First Man in Rome, Vol. II (2000) 4 exemplaren
Anthony and Cleopatra, Vol. 1 (2009) 4 exemplaren
The Grass Crown, Vol. II (1992) 3 exemplaren
The First Man in Rome, Vol. I (2012) 3 exemplaren
Anthony and Cleopatra, Vol. 2 (2009) 3 exemplaren
A coroa de ervas (1991) 2 exemplaren
The Grasscrown 2 exemplaren
A Independência de Uma Mulher (2010) 2 exemplaren
LE IDI DI MARZO (2015) 1 exemplaar
Ceasar's Women (1996) 1 exemplaar
La morte in più 1 exemplaar
Poyuschie v ternovnike (2014) 1 exemplaar
Fűkoszorú (1994) 1 exemplaar
Morgan's Run, part 2 (2017) 1 exemplaar
Morgan's Run, part 1 (2017) 1 exemplaar
O Primeiro Homem de Roma (2013) 1 exemplaar
Tim 1 exemplaar
Pesem ptic trnovk 1 exemplaar
Gorkaia radost (2021) 1 exemplaar

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Gangbare naam
McCullough, Colleen
Officiële naam
McCullough, Colleen
McCullough-Robinson, Colleen
Pseudoniemen en naamsvarianten
Makkalou, Kolin
MacCullough, Colleen
Geboortedatum
1937-06-01
Overlijdensdatum
2015-01-29
Geslacht
female
Nationaliteit
Australië
Geboorteplaats
Wellington, New South Wales, Australië
Plaats van overlijden
Norfolk Island, Australia
Woonplaatsen
Wellington, Nieuw-Zuid-Wales, Australië
Sydney, Australië
Verenigd Koninkrijk
Connecticut VS
Norfolk Eiland
Opleiding
Neurofysiologie
Beroepen
Schrijfster
Lerares, Yale Afdeling Neurologie
Onderzoekster,Yale Afdeling Neurologie
Neurofysiologe
Organisaties
1993: doctoraat in de letteren van de Macquarie Universiteit
Association for the Advancement of Science
Academy of Sciences
Prijzen en onderscheidingen
Order of Australia (Officer)
Australian Living Treasure
Korte biografie
Colleen McCullough was born in Wellington, an outback town in Australia. Her family life was somewhat rough, her mother being rather aggressive toward her and burning any manuscripts of Colleen's she found. In adulthood, McCullough attempted to become a surgeon, but developed an allergic reaction to the surgical soap and switched to neuroscience. After several years working abroad, she received a position at the famed Yale University. It was during this time that she wrote Tim and her most famous novel, The Thorn Birds. Her success forced her to retire from teaching, and she eventually settled on the isolated Norfolk Island, where she lives with husband Ric Robinson, a descendant of the Bounty mutineers. 

In recent years, McCullough has completed numerous novels, including the controversial The Independence of Mis Mary Bennet, her Masters of Rome series, and several stand along works. She is a National Living Treasure of Australia and still uses a typewriter to complete her novels.

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