6/1/1937 - 1/29/2015
Authors: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Colleen McCullough
SYDNEY (AP) - Best-selling Australian author Colleen McCullough, whose novel "The Thorn Birds" sold 30 million copies worldwide, has died at age 77 after a long illness.
McCullough died Thursday in a hospital on remote Norfolk Island, HarperCollins Australia publishing director Shona Martyn said in a statement.
McCullough had continued producing books despite a string of health and eyesight problems by using dictation, Martyn said.
"Ever quick-witted and direct, we looked forward...