Daniel Carney

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Daniel Carney
Born (1944-01-01)January 1, 1944
Beirut, Lebanon
Died January 9, 1987(1987-01-09) (aged 43)
Harare, Zimbabwe
Occupation Fiction writer
Nationality Rhodesian
Period 1969–1985
Notable work(s) The Wild Geese (1977)

Daniel Carney (1944–1987) was a white Rhodesian novelist.[1] Three of his novels have been made into films. He is a brother of Erin Pizzey, also a writer.[2]

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Daniel Carney was born in Beirut in 1944, a son of British diplomat.[3] In 1963, he settled in Rhodesia and joined the British South Africa Police, where he served for three and a half years. In 1968, he co-founded the real-estate firm Fox and Carney in Salisbury, Rhodesia. He died in 1987.

After his death, ownership rights of his novels and the films based on them passed to his family. They have consistently withheld permission to reproduce Daniel's novels, and have opposed re-release or sales of the movies based on the novels. In 2005, Tango Entertainment released a 30th anniversary edition of The Wild Geese (1978). The film had been hit by the collapse of its American distributor Allied Artists. As a result, the film was only partially distributed in the United States, where it was a box-office disappointment, despite being the fourteenth highest grossing film, worldwide, of 1978.

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