Uncategorized | November 15, 2005

John Fowles, the author of The French Lieutenant’s Woman, The Collector, and The Magus, among other works, has died at the age of 79.

As described in the New York Times obituary, Fowles wrote “teasing, multilayered fiction (that) explored the tensions between free will and the constraints of society, even as it played with traditional novelistic conventions and challenged readers to find their own interpretations of his work.”

His most famous work, The French Lieutenant’s Woman, published in 1969, often earned him the moniker, the “England’s first postmodernist.” It was made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons.