Malcolm Braly

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Malcolm Braly
BornJuly 25, 1925
Portland, Oregon
DiedApril 7, 1980
OccupationNovelist
NationalityAmerican
Period1960-1979
Subjectprison, incarceration
Notable worksOn the Yard (1967)

Malcolm Braly (July 25, 1925 – April 7, 1980[1]) was an American author born in Portland, Oregon. He spent much of his life in and out of various prisons, including Folsom Prison and San Quentin, before earning recognition as an author after his final release from prison in 1965.[2]

His most acclaimed novel, On the Yard, was first published in 1967,[3] and adapted to film in 1979.[4] His other books include Felony Tank (1961); Shake Him Till He Rattles (1963); It's Cold Out There (1966), his memoir, False Starts: A Memoir of San Quentin and Other Prisons (1976); and his final novel, The Protector (1979).

Braly died of injuries sustained from a traffic accident in Baltimore, Maryland, at 54.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fraser, C. Gerald (1980-04-09). "Malcolm Braly, 50; Writer on Prisons; Spent 20 Years in Institutions Author of 'On the Yard' and San Quentin Memoirs Talents Are Discovered". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-12.
  2. ^ a b Fraser, C. Gerald, "Malcolm Braly, 50; Writer on Prisons; Spent 20 Years in Institutions, Author of 'On the Yard' and San Quentin Memoirs Talents Are Discovered," The New York Times, April 9, 1980
  3. ^ Rhodes, Richard (1967-10-22). "San Quentin Survival Kit". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-12.
  4. ^ "Stir Fry". Time Magazine. 1979-02-12. Retrieved 2010-05-12.

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