Daniel Carney

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Daniel Carney
Born (1944-08-08)August 8, 1944
Beirut, Lebanon
Died January 6, 1987(1987-01-06) (aged 42)
Harare, Zimbabwe
Occupation Fiction writer
Nationality Rhodesian
Period 1969–1985
Notable works The Wild Geese (1977)
Relatives Erin Pizzey (sister)

Daniel Carney (1944–1987) was a Rhodesian novelist.[1] Three of his novels have been made into films. He was a brother of Erin Pizzey, also a writer.[2]


Daniel Carney was born in Beirut in 1944, a son of British diplomat.[3] In 1963, he settled in Rhodesia and joined the British South Africa Police, where he served for three and a half years. In 1968, he co-founded the real-estate firm Fox and Carney in Salisbury, Rhodesia. He died of cancer in 1987.[4]

After his death, ownership rights of his novels and the films based on them passed to his family. They have consistently withheld permission to reproduce Daniel's novels, and have opposed re-release or sales of the movies based on the novels. In 2005, Tango Entertainment released a 30th anniversary edition of The Wild Geese (1978). The film had been hampered by the collapse of its American distributor, Allied Artists. As a result, the film was only partially distributed in the United States, where it was a box office disappointment, despite being the fourteenth-highest-grossing film, worldwide, of 1978.

Published works


  1. ^ "Writer Carney Dead at Age 42", Reading Eagle, 1987-01-09, retrieved 2010-01-06 
  2. ^ "We gave women back a sense of self". Richmond and Twickenham Times. Retrieved 6 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Daniel Carney". Retrieved 6 September 2016. 
  4. ^ OBITUARY Moncur, Andrew. The Guardian (1959–2003) [London (UK)] 10 Jan 1987: 32.
  5. ^ "The Night of the Askari". IMDb. 1 February 1978. Retrieved 6 September 2016 – via IMDb. 
  6. ^ "The Wild Geese". IMDb. 11 November 1978. Retrieved 6 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "The Euan Lloyd Interview Part 1". Cinema Retro. 
  8. ^ "Wild Geese II". IMDb. 18 October 1985. Retrieved 6 September 2016. 

External links

  • Daniel Carney on IMDb
  • Photo of Carney's grave in Zimbabwe
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