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Alan Fry, Author of How A People Die, Dies


Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 2:53pm

Alan Fry, author of a series of bestselling novels in the 1970s and 1980s, has passed away. Born in Lac La Hache, BC, in 1931, Fry spent fifteen years as an Indian agent in rural BC before turning his hand to writing. His first novel, How A People Die, about the death of an Indigenous infant on a coastal BC reserve, was his most successful as well as his most controversial book. His other published works include The Revenge of Annie Charlie, Come a Long Journey, The Burden of Adrian Knowle, Ranch on the Cariboo, and with Wilf Taylor, Beating Around the Bush. He had been living in the Yukon for many years.