Books That Made a Difference to Pat Conroy As told to Sara Nelson ... The best-selling author of such Southern epics as The Great Santini and The Prince of Tides is a passionate reader and raconteur. Here are the stories—of England, China, and Middle-Earth—that changed his life.
Pat Conroy, Author of ‘The Prince of Tides’ and ‘The Great Santini,’ Dies at 70
Pat Conroy, the South Carolina author of bestsellers including “The Prince of Tides,” “The Great Santini” and “The Lords of Discipline,” died Friday in Beaufort,…I love this man and his beautiful writing.So sad. RIP Pat Conroy