Australian author Colleen McCullough dies

January 29, 2015 9:31 AM

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Australian author Colleen McCullough dies

Internationally acclaimed Australian author Colleen McCullough has died, aged 77. The best-selling author died in hospital on Norfolk Island on Thursday afternoon, publisher HarperCollins Australia confirmed.

She is best known for her novel The Thorn Birds, which sold 30 million copies worldwide, making her one of the first Australian authors to succeed on the world stage, the publisher said in a statement.

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