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Peter Matthiessen, author of The Snow Leopard, dies

Posted at 8:26AM Monday 07 Apr 2014

American novelist Peter Matthiessen, whose notable works include At Play in the Fields of the Lord, has died at the age of 86 following leukaemia.

The New York-born writer was also a committed environmentalist and adventurer, who wrote about his travels in the wilderness.

Among his other books were The Snow Leopard and Shadow Country.

His latest novel, In Paradise, is due to be published on Tuesday.

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