Forests of the Night (Cleary novel)

Forests of the Night is a 1963 novel from Australian author Jon Cleary. It is about a British plastic surgeon who visits his father in Burma and gets involved with a Catholic missionary, a killer tiger and a local rebel leader.[1]

Forests of the Night
First US edition
AuthorJon Cleary
PublisherCollins (UK)
William Morrow (US)
Publication date

Cleary visited Burma as part of his research.

At one stage there were plans to make a film version with Dirk Bogarde but this did not eventuate.[2]


  1. "Tangle Of Lives In Burma". The Canberra Times. 22 June 1963. p. 21. Retrieved 18 October 2015 via National Library of Australia.
  2. Jon Cleary Interviewed by Stephen Vagg: Oral History at National Film and Sound Archive
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