• Born date: 1912-05-28
  • Born in: London
  • Death date: 1990-09-30
  • Death in: Sydney
Patrick White

Patrick Victor Martindale White (28 May 1912 – 30 September 1990) was an English-born Australian writer who is widely regarded as one of the most important English-language novelists of the 20th century. From 1935 until his death, he published 12 novels, three short-story collections and eight plays.White's fiction employs humour, florid prose, shifting narrative vantage points and a stream of consciousness technique.