With an undeniable talent for evoking the past, Australian author Colleen McCullough has written popular novels -- such as The Thorn Birds, Morgan's Run, and her Masters of Rome series -- that go beyond the conventions of romance or historical drama but contain elements of both.
Colleen Mccullough was born in Australia. A neurophysiologist, she established the department of neurophysiology at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, then worked as a researcher and teacher at Yale Medical School for ten years. Her writing career began with Tim, followed by The Thorn Birds, a record-breaking international best-seller. The author of nine other novels, McCullough has also written lyrics for musical theater. She lives on Norfolk Island in the South Pacific with her husband, Ric Robinson.
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