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Pat Frank biographyPat Frank (May 5, 1908 R11; October 12, 1964) is the pen name of the American writer, newspaperman, and government consultant Harry Hart Frank. Frank's most well-known work is the 1959 post-apocalyptic novel Alas, Babylon. His other books include Mr. Adam and Forbidden Area.
Frank was born in Chicago in 1908. Frank spent many years as a journalist and information handler for several newspapers, agencies, and government bureaus. During his early career, he lived mainly in Florida, including Jacksonville , Atlantic Beach,and Tangerine, Florida, apart from a couple of years in New York and Washington (and service overseas during World War II, when he worked for the Office of War Information and was a correspondent in Italy, Austria, Germany, and Turkey). Died 1964 in Jacksonville, Florida, age 57, of acute pancreatitis.
Nearly all men are sterile in Mr. Adam (1946), Frank's first published work. His other novels include Hold Back the Night, An Affair of State, and Forbidden Area. Frank's experiences reporting on the Korean conflict are described in his autobiographical travelogue The Long Way Round and influenced Hold Back the Night.
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