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Douglas Adams (1952 - 2001): Topic Page
Writer, born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, EC England, UK.
Brian Aldiss (1925 - ): Topic Page
Science-fiction writer and novelist, born in East Dereham, Norfolk, E England, UK.
Arthur Clarke (1917 - 2008): Topic Page
British writer, scientist, and underwater explorer noted for his stories of space exploration. His works include 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963): Topic Page
British writer. His best-known work, Brave New World (1932), paints a grim picture of a scientifically organized utopia.
H. G. Wells (1866 - 1946): Topic Page
English novelist and writer on social and political problems; one of the first authors of science fiction; author of The War of the Worlds (1898) and The Time Machine (1895).
Mystery & Detective Fiction
Martin Amis (1949 - ): Topic Page
English novelist and journalist. His works are characterized by their sharp black humour and depict the absurdity and excesses of modern society.
Arnold Enoch Bennett (1867 - 1931): Topic Page
Novelist, born near Hanley, Staffordshire, C England, UK.
Angela Carter (1940 - 1992): Topic Page
By the time of her early death Angela Carter had established herself as one of the most individual voices in British contemporary fiction.
Ford Madox Ford (1873 - 1939): Topic Page
British writer and editor whose most important novels, The Good Soldier (1915) and the tetralogy Parade's End (1924-1928), examine the bonds of conjugal and adulterous relationships.
E. M. Forster (1879 - 1970): Topic Page
English novelist, short-story writer, and critic.
Sir William Golding (1911 - 1993): Topic Page
English novelist. His work is often principally concerned with the fundamental corruption and evil inherent in human nature.
Robert Graves (1895-1985): Topic Page
Poet and novelist, born in London, UK.
Graham Greene (1904-1991): Topic Page
British writer particularly known for his novels, such as The Power and the Glory (1940), which reflect his ardent Catholic beliefs.
D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930): Topic Page
British writer whose fiction concerns the struggle for human fulfillment within a dehumanizing industrialized society. His novels include Sons and Lovers (1913), Women in Love (1920), and Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928). He also wrote literary criticism and psychoanalytical works.
John le Carré (1931 - ): Topic Page
Novelist, born in Poole, Dorset, S England, UK.
Alistair Maclean (1922 - 1987): Topic Page
Scottish author Born in Glasgow, he was educated at Glasgow University and served in the Royal Navy (1941-46).
Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965): Topic Page
Novelist, playwright, and short-story writer, born in Paris, France.
Patrick O'Brian (1914 - 2000): Topic Page
British novelist, born near London as Richard Patrick Russ.
George Orwell (1903 - 1950): Topic Page
Pen-name of Eric Arthur Blair, an English writer.
Anthony Powell (1905 - 2000): Topic Page
Novelist, born in London, UK. He studied at Oxford, worked in publishing and journalism before WW2, and by 1936 had published four satirical novels, beginning with Afternoon Men (1931).
Dame Muriel Spark (1918 - 2006): Topic Page
British novelist and writer; her novels include Memento Mori (1959), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961), The Takeover (1976), A Far Cry from Kensington (1988), Symposium (1990), and Reality and Dreams (1996).
Evelyn Waugh (1903 - 1966): Topic Page
English novelist. His early satirical novels include Decline and Fall (1928), Vile Bodies (1930), A Handful of Dust (1934), and Scoop (1938).
P. G. Wodehouse (1881 - 1975): Topic Page
British writer known for his humorous novels and stories that feature the aristocrat Bertie Wooster and his butler Jeeves.
Sir Noël Coward (1899 - 1973): Topic Page
English author, actor, and composer; noted for comedies such as Blithe Spirit (1941) and Private Lives (1930).
Michael Frayn (1933 - ): Topic Page
Playwright, novelist, and translator, born in London, UK.
John Osborne (1929 - 1994): Topic Page
British dramatist. His plays include Look Back in Anger (1956), containing the prototype of the angry young man, Jimmy Porter, The Entertainer (1957), and Inadmissible Evidence (1964).
Arnold Wesker (1932 - ): Topic Page
Playwright, born in London, UK, of a Russian father and Hungarian mother.
Harold Pinter (1930 - ): Topic Page
English dramatist. His plays, such as The Caretaker (1960), The Homecoming (1965), Landscape (1968), and Ashes to Ashes (1996), are noted for their equivocal and halting dialogue.
Tom Stoppard (1937 - ): Topic Page
British playwright, born in Czechoslovakia: his works include Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (1967), Travesties (1974), Hapgood (1988), and Invention of Love (1997).
Essayists, Memoirs & Reformers
W.H. Auden (1907 - 1973): Topic Page
US poet born in England, noted for his lyrical technique.
Sir John Betjeman (1906 - 1984): Topic Page
Poet, broadcaster, and writer on architecture, born in London, UK.
Seamus Heaney (1939 - ): Topic Page
Northern Irish poet and critic; poetry collections include The Haw Lantern (1987); Nobel prize for literature 1995.
Ted Hughes (1930 - 1998): Topic Page
Poet, born in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire, N England, UK.
Louis MacNeice (1907 - 1963): Topic Page
Irish-born British poet whose works, published in Blind Fireworks (1929) and other collections, treat social issues in a detached, often ironic manner.
Roger McGough (1937 - ): Topic Page
English poet, dramatist, songwriter, and performer.