London: British author Alan Sillitoe has died at the age of 82.
The Nottingham-born novelist emerged in the 1950s as one of the "Angry Young Men" of British literature.
His son David hopes his father, who passed away at Charing Cross Hospital in London, would be remembered for his contribution towards literature, reports the Daily Express.
Alan was born on 4 March 1928 - the second son of an illiterate tannery labourer.
His novels included Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, both were made into films.
The two books are regarded as classic examples of kitchen sink dramas reflecting life in the mid 20th century Britain.