Often the stories are set in exotic locations all over the world or in some interesting historical scene of the 20th century, such as the Nazi Berlin of 1936. Born in the UK, I now live in sunny Spain with my adorable wife and sprightly, young son. Jon Cleary's books have sold some 8 million copies. Born in Sydney in 1917, Jon Stephen Cleary, left school at 14 and worked at a variety of jobs before joining the Army in 1940. He served in the Middle East and New Guinea, during which time he started to write seriously, and by the war's end he had published several short stories in magazines. Jon Cleary, Writer: The Siege of Pinchgut. Novel "Peter's Pence" one American Edgar Allen Poe Prize as … Jon Stephen Cleary (22 November 1917 – 19 July 2010) was an Australian writer and novelist.He wrote numerous books, including The Sundowners (1951), a portrait of a rural family in the 1920s as they move from one job to the next, and The High Commissioner (1966), the first of a long series of popular detective fiction works featuring Sydney Police Inspector Scobie Malone. Jon Cleary’s most popular book is The Sundowners. Jon Cleary Biography Best-known as the elder statesman of Australian crime writing for his Scobie Malone mysteries, Jon Cleary is the author of 29 novels, including the bestselling classic The Sundowners, which has sold over three million copies worldwide. First novel won second prize in Australia's biggest literary contest, launching his writing career. Founder of Cleary Content. Australian popular novelist, a natural storyteller, whose career as a writer extended over 60 years. Jon Cleary's books have sold some 8 million copies. Jon Cleary has 60 books on Goodreads with 3661 ratings. Jon Cleary (1917-2010) Australian popular novelist, a natural storyteller, whose career as a writer extended over 60 years. After 63 years as a prize-winning, best-selling novelist, Jon Cleary is still concerned that a book of his might be a failure. Jon Cleary, 86, author. Jon Cleary Sydney, New South Wales. With over ten years of content writing, I know what’s needed to captivate, entertain, influence, and inspire your audience. Hi, My name is Jon Cleary and I’m a writer, (former) world-traveling adventurer, and founder of Cleary Content. Often the stories were set in exotic locations all over the world or in some crucial historical scene of the 20th century, such as the Nazi Berlin of 1936. JON CLEARY. Left school at 15; became commercial artist, film cartoonist, laundryman and bushworker.