Pat Conroy was born on October 26, 1945 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Donald Patrick Conroy. He was a writer, known for 潮浪王子 (1991), 师恩难忘 (1974) and The Lords of Discipline (1983). He was married to Cassandra King, Lenore Fleischer and Barbara Jones. He died on March 4, 2016 in Beaufort, South Carolina, USA.
- Because of his father's career as a Marine Corps pilot, the family moved constantly, and Pat attended 11 schools in 12 years.
- His English teacher at Beaufort (SC) High School encouraged him to be a writer. Conroy returned to the school as an English teacher himself. He also taught for a year at a two-room schoolhouse on Daufuskie Island, off the South Carolina coast.