Novelist Alan Sillitoe dies

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Alan Sillitoe, the novelist, has died at the age of 82, his family said.

The Nottingham-born writer, whose novels marked him out as one of the Angry Young Men of British fiction who emerged in the 1950s, died at Charing Cross Hospital in London.

His son David said he hoped his father would be remembered for his contribution to literature.

Both are regarded as classic examples of kitchen sink dramas reflecting the reality of life in Britain at the mid-point of the 20th century.

Sillitoe also published several volumes of poetry, children's books and plays.

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