List of English writers
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List of English writers is an alphabetical list of writers writing in English and born or brought up in England
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  • A. W.
    A. W.
    The anonymous poet A.W. is responsible for the long poem, "Complaint" printed in A Poetical Rapsody issued by two brothers, Francis and Walter Davison, in 1602. In the Rapsody the poem is ascribed to Francis Davison, but in Davison’s own manuscript, to “A. W.”...

    , (fl.
    Floruit , abbreviated fl. , is a Latin verb meaning "flourished", denoting the period of time during which something was active...

     1602), unidentified poet
  • Edwin Abbott Abbott
    Edwin Abbott Abbott
    Edwin Abbott Abbott , English schoolmaster and theologian, is best known as the author of the satirical novella Flatland .-Biography:...

    , (1838-1926), theologian, philologist and novelist, Flatland
    Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is an 1884 satirical novella by the English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott Abbott. Writing pseudonymously as "A Square", Abbott used the fictional two-dimensional world of Flatland to offer pointed observations on the social hierarchy of Victorian culture...

  • Gilbert Abbott à Beckett
    Gilbert Abbott à Beckett
    Gilbert Abbott à Beckett was an English humorist.He was born in London, the son of a lawyer, and belonged to a family claiming descent from Thomas Becket...

    , (1811–1856), humorist
  • George Abbot, (1562–1633), writer, AV translator and cleric
  • Kia Abdullah
    Kia Abdullah
    Kia Abdullah is a British-Bangladeshi author and journalist. She contributed to the website Comment is Free from 2008 to 2010 and has written two novels: Life, Love and Assimilation and Child's Play .-Career:Kia Abdullah wrote her first novel Life, Love and Assimilation after...

    , (born 1982), novelist
  • Lascelles Abercrombie
    Lascelles Abercrombie
    Lascelles Abercrombie was a British poet and literary critic, one of the "Dymock poets"...

    , (1881–1938), poet and critic
  • Paul Ableman
    Paul Ableman
    Paul Ableman was an English playwright and novelist. He was the writer of much erotic fiction and novelisations, and a freelance writer who turned his hand to non-fiction....

    , (1927–2006), playwright and novelist
  • J. R. Ackerley
    J. R. Ackerley
    J. R. Ackerley was arts editor of The Listener, the weekly magazine of the BBC...

    , (1896–1967), autobiographer, novelist and playwright
  • Rodney Ackland
    Rodney Ackland
    Rodney Ackland was an English playwright, actor, theatre director and screenwriter.He was educated at Balham Grammar School in London...

    , (1908–1991), playwright, actor and screenwriter
  • Peter Ackroyd
    Peter Ackroyd
    Peter Ackroyd CBE is an English biographer, novelist and critic with a particular interest in the history and culture of London. For his novels about English history and culture and his biographies of, among others, Charles Dickens, T. S. Eliot and Sir Thomas More he won the Somerset Maugham Award...

    , (born 1949), novelist and biographer
  • Eliza Acton
    Eliza Acton
    Elizabeth "Eliza" Acton was an English poet and cook who produced one of the country's first cookbooks aimed at the domestic reader rather than the professional cook or chef, Modern Cookery for Private Families. In this book she introduced the now-universal practice of listing the ingredients and...

    , (1799–1859), poet and cookery writer
  • Harold Acton
    Harold Acton
    Sir Harold Mario Mitchell Acton CBE was a British writer, scholar and dilettante perhaps most famous for being wrongly believed to have inspired the character of "Anthony Blanche" in Evelyn Waugh's novel Brideshead Revisited...

    , (1904–1994), writer and scholar
  • Paul Adam
    Paul Adam (English novelist)
    Paul Adam is a British writer of novels for both adults and younger readers.Adam was born in Coventry in 1958, but moved to Sheffield before the age of one. He studied law at Nottingham University, then began a career in journalism, working both in England, in his childhood town of Sheffield, and...

    , (born 1958), novelist
  • Douglas Adams
    Douglas Adams
    Douglas Noel Adams was an English writer and dramatist. He is best known as the author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which started life in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a "trilogy" of five books that sold over 15 million copies in his lifetime, a television...

    , (1952–2001), novelist and scriptwriter, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a science fiction comedy series created by Douglas Adams. Originally a radio comedy broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978, it was later adapted to other formats, and over several years it gradually became an international multi-media phenomenon...

  • Richard Adams
    Richard Adams
    Richard Adams was a non-conforming English Presbyterian divine, known as author of sermons and other theological writings.-Life:...

    , (born 1920), novelist, Watership Down
    Watership Down
    Watership Down is a classic heroic fantasy novel, written by English author Richard Adams, about a small group of rabbits. Although the animals in the story live in their natural environment, they are anthropomorphised, possessing their own culture, language , proverbs, poetry, and mythology...

  • Sarah Flower Adams
    Sarah Fuller Flower Adams
    Sarah Fuller Flower Adams was an English poet.-Biography:Sarah Fuller Flower was born at High Street, Old Harlow, Essex, younger daughter of Benjamin Flower, editor and the sister of composer Eliza Flower....

    , (1805–1848), poet and hymn writer, Nearer, My God, to Thee
    Nearer, My God, to Thee
    "Nearer, My God, to Thee" is a 19th century Christian hymn by Sarah Flower Adams, based loosely on Genesis 28:11–19, the story of Jacob's dream. Genesis 28:11–12 can be translated as follows: "So he came to a certain place and stayed there all night, because the sun had set. And he took one of the...

  • Donald Adamson
    Donald Adamson
    Donald Adamson is a historian, biographer, philosophical writer, textual scholar, literary critic, and translator of French literature...

    , (born 1939), author and historian
  • Arthur St. John Adcock
    Arthur St. John Adcock
    Arthur St. John Adcock , was an English novelist and poet, remembered for his discovery of the then-unknown poet W. H. Davies....

    , (1864–1930), novelist and editor
  • Fleur Adcock
    Fleur Adcock
    Kareen Fleur Adcock , CNZM, OBE is a poet and an editor of English and Northern Irish ancestry, who has lived much of her life in England.-Life and career:...

    , (born 1934), poet
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison was an English essayist, poet, playwright and politician. He was a man of letters, eldest son of Lancelot Addison...

    , (1672–1719), essayist and poet, The Spectator
    The Spectator (1711)
    The Spectator was a daily publication of 1711–12, founded by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele in England after they met at Charterhouse School. Eustace Budgell, a cousin of Addison's, also contributed to the publication. Each 'paper', or 'number', was approximately 2,500 words long, and the...

  • Percy Addleshaw
    Percy Addleshaw
    Percy Addleshaw was an English barrister and writer.A graduate of Christchurch, Oxford, Addleshaw was called to the bar in 1893. He was an admirer and friend of Roden Noel...

    , (pen name Percy Hemingway, 1866–1916), writer and poet
  • Diran Adebayo
    Diran Adebayo
    Diran Adebayo is a British novelist, cultural critic and broadcaster best known for his vivid portrayals of modern London life and his distinctive use of language.-Education and career:...

    , (born 1968), novelist and broadcaster
  • Mark Adlard
    Mark Adlard
    Mark Adlard was born Peter Marcus Adlard is an English novelist. He was born in Seaton Carew, Hartlepool, County Durham, England on 19 June 1932....

    , (born 1932), novelist
  • James Agate
    James Agate
    James Evershed Agate was a British diarist and critic. In the period between the wars, he was one of Britain's most influential theatre critics...

    , (1877–1947), diarist and critic
  • John Aglionby
    John Aglionby
    John Aglionby was an eminent divine, of an ancient family whose name was De Aguilon, corrupted into Aglionby. The son of Edward Aglionby and Elizabeth Musgrave, of Crookdayke, was admitted a student of Queen's College, Oxford, in 1583...

    , (died 1609/10), scholar, AV translator and cleric
  • Grace Aguilar
    Grace Aguilar
    Grace Aguilar was an English novelist and writer on Jewish history and religion. She was delicate from childhood, and early showed great interest in history, especially Jewish history...

    , (1816–1847), novelist and writer
  • Allan Ahlberg
    Janet and Allan Ahlberg
    Janet and Allan Ahlberg are the creators of many popular children's books, which regularly appear at the top of the 'most popular' lists for public libraries. Husband and wife, they worked together for 20 years until Janet died of cancer on 13 November 1994, aged 50. Allan wrote the books, and...

    , (born 1939), children's writer, Burglar Bill
    Burglar Bill
    Burglar Bill was written in 1888 by Thomas Anstey Guthrie using the pseudonym F. Anstey, as a recitation. "Burglar Bill of Pentonville, etc."-Children's story:...

  • Robert Aickman
    Robert Aickman
    Robert Fordyce Aickman was an English conservationist and writer of fiction and nonfiction. As a writer, he is best known for his supernatural fiction, which he described as "strange stories".-Life:...

    , (1914–1981), novelist and conservationist
  • Joan Aiken
    Joan Aiken
    Joan Delano Aiken MBE was an English novelist. She was born in Rye, East Sussex, into a family of writers, including her father, American poet Conrad Aiken , her sister, Jane Aiken Hodge and her brother John Aiken Joan Delano Aiken MBE (4 September 1924 – 4 January 2004) was an English novelist....

    , (1924–2004), novelist
  • Arthur Aikin
    Arthur Aikin
    Arthur Aikin , English chemist, mineralogist and scientific writer, was born in Warrington, Lancashire into a distinguished literary family of prominent Unitarians....

    , (1783–1854), science writer
  • Lucy Aikin
    Lucy Aikin
    Lucy Aikin , born at Warrington, England into a distinguished literary family of prominent Unitarians, was a historical writer.-Family and education:...

    , (1781–1864), children's writer, biographer and writer on history
  • John Aikin
    John Aikin
    John Aikin was an English doctor and writer.-Life:He was born at Kibworth Harcourt, Leicestershire, England, son of Dr. John Aikin, Unitarian divine, and received his elementary education at the Nonconformist academy at Warrington, where his father was a tutor. He studied medicine at the...

    , (1747–1822), writer and physician
  • Alfred Ainger
    Alfred Ainger
    Alfred Ainger was an English biographer and critic.The son of an architect in London he was educated at University College School, King's College London and Trinity College, Cambridge, from where he subsequently entered the Church, and, after holding various minor preferments, became Master of the...

    , (1837–1904), biographer and critic
  • William Harrison Ainsworth
    William Harrison Ainsworth
    William Harrison Ainsworth was an English historical novelist born in Manchester. He trained as a lawyer, but the legal profession held no attraction for him. While completing his legal studies in London he met the publisher John Ebers, at that time manager of the King's Theatre, Haymarket...

    , (1805–1882), novelist, Old St Paul's
  • Mark Akenside
    Mark Akenside
    Mark Akenside was an English poet and physician.Akenside was born at Newcastle upon Tyne, England, the son of a butcher. He was slightly lame all his life from a wound he received as a child from his father's cleaver...

    , (1721–1770), poet
  • William Alabaster
    William Alabaster
    William Alabaster was an English poet, playwright, and religious writer. His surname is one of the many variants of "arbalester", a crossbowman....

    , (1567–1640), poet, playwright and cleric
  • James Albery
    James Albery
    James Albery was an English dramatist.-Life and career:Albery was born in London. On leaving school Albery entered an architect's office, and started to write plays. His farce A Pretty Piece of Chiselling was given its first production by the Ingoldsby Club in 1864...

    , (1838–1889), playwright
  • Alice Albinia
    Alice Albinia
    Alice Albinia is a journalist and author whose first book, Empires of the Indus, won several awards.Alice read English Literature at Cambridge and South Asian History at SOAS...

    , (born 1976), travel writer
  • Mary Alcock
    Mary Alcock
    Mary Alcock [née Cumberland] , was a poet, essayist, and philanthropist.Mary was the youngest child of Joanna Bentley and Bishop Denison Cumberland...

    , (c. 1742-1798), poet and essayist
  • Thomas Aldham
    Thomas Aldham
    -Founder:Nothing is known of Aldham's parentage. He farmed successfully at Warmsworth, near Doncaster. In 1644, he married Mary Killam , whom her son Thomas described as "a Woman that truly feared God, and served him in her Day and Generation." Aldham's son William was instrumental in opening the...

     or Aldam, (c. 1616–1660), writer and early Quaker
  • Richard Aldington
    Richard Aldington
    Richard Aldington , born Edward Godfree Aldington, was an English writer and poet.Aldington was best known for his World War I poetry, the 1929 novel, Death of a Hero, and the controversy arising from his 1955 Lawrence of Arabia: A Biographical Inquiry...

    , (1892–1962), novelist and poet
  • Brian Aldiss
    Brian Aldiss
    Brian Wilson Aldiss, OBE is an English author of both general fiction and science fiction. His byline reads either Brian W. Aldiss or simply Brian Aldiss. Greatly influenced by science fiction pioneer H. G. Wells, Aldiss is a vice-president of the international H. G. Wells Society...

    , (born 1925), novelist
  • Henry Aldrich
    Henry Aldrich
    Henry Aldrich was an English theologian and philosopher.-Life:Aldrich was educated at Westminster School under Dr Richard Busby. In 1662, he entered Christ Church, Oxford, and in 1689 was made Dean in succession to the Roman Catholic John Massey, who had fled to the Continent. In 1692, he...

    , (1647–1710), poet and theologian
  • Monica Ali
    Monica Ali
    Monica Ali is a British writer of Bangladeshi origin. She is the author of Brick Lane, her debut novel, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 2003...

    , (born 1967), novelist, Brick Lane
    Brick Lane
    Brick Lane is a street in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, in the East End of London. It runs from Swanfield Street in the northern part of Bethnal Green, crosses Bethnal Green Road, passes through Spitalfields and is linked to Whitechapel High Street to the south by the short stretch of...

  • Cyril Alington
    Cyril Alington
    Cyril Argentine Alington was an English educationalist, scholar, cleric, and prolific author. He was the headmaster of both Shrewsbury School and Eton College. He also served as chaplain to King George V and as Dean of Durham....

    , (1872–1955), crime novelist and non-fiction writer
  • Nicholas Allan
    Nicholas Allan
    - Biography :Nicholas Allan was born and brought up in Brighton, attending Brighton College from 1970 to 1975. He studied at the Slade School of Art and completed an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia...

    , (born c. 1955), children's writer
  • James Allen
    James Allen (author)
    James Allen was a British philosophical writer known for his inspirational books and poetry and as a pioneer of the self-help movement. His best known work, As a Man Thinketh, has been mass produced since its publication in 1903...

    , (1864–1912), self-help writer and poet
  • Walter Allen
    Walter Allen
    Walter Ernest Allen was an English literary critic and novelist. He is best known for his classic study The English Novel: a Short Critical History ....

    , (1911–1995), novelist and critic
  • Margery Allingham
    Margery Allingham
    Margery Louise Allingham was an English crime writer, best remembered for her detective stories featuring gentleman sleuth Albert Campion.- Childhood and schooling :...

    , (1904–1966), novelist, the Albert Campion
    Albert Campion
    Albert Campion is a fictional character in a series of detective novels and short stories by Margery Allingham. He first appeared as a supporting character in The Crime at Black Dudley , an adventure story involving a ring of criminals, and would go on to feature in another 17 novels and over 20...

  • Drummond Allison
    Drummond Allison
    Drummond Allison was an English war poet of World War II.He was born in Caterham, Surrey, and educated at Bishop's Stortford College and at Queen's College, Oxford. After Sandhurst training, he became an intelligence officer in the East Surrey Regiment. He served in North Africa and Italy, where...

    , (1921–1943), poet
  • Kenneth Allott
    Kenneth Allott
    Kenneth Allott was an Anglo-Irish poet and academic, and authority on Matthew Arnold.-Life:Born in Glamorgan, where his father, a doctor, was serving as a locum, Allott later experienced the break-up of his parents' marriage, followed by the death of his mother...

    , (1912–1973), poet and anthologist
  • Kenneth Allsop
    Kenneth Allsop
    Kenneth Allsop was a British broadcaster, author and naturalist. He was a regular reporter on the BBC current affairs programme "Tonight" during the 1960s. He also was Rector of Edinburgh University and won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize...

    , (1920–1973), writer and broadcaster
  • E. M. Almedingen
    E. M. Almedingen
    E. M. Almedingen was a British novelist, biographer and children's author of Russian origin....

    , (1898-1971), novelist, biographer and children's writer
  • John Almon
    John Almon
    John Almon was an English journalist and writer on political subjects, notable for his efforts to secure the right to publish reports on the debates in Parliament....

    , (1737–1804), journalist and anthologist
  • David Almond
    David Almond
    David Almond is a British children's writer who has written several novels, each one to critical acclaim.-Early life:Almond was born and raised in Felling and Newcastle in post-industrial North East England and educated at the University of East Anglia, he was born in 1951...

    , (born 1951), novelist and children's writer
  • Vincent Alsop
    Vincent Alsop
    Vincent Alsop was an English Nonconformist clergyman.-Life:Alsop came from Northamptonshire and was educated at St John's College, Cambridge. He received deacon's orders from a bishop, and settled as assistant-master in the free school of Oakham, Rutland. The Rev. Benjamin King took him under his...

    , (c. 1630–1703), Nonconformist cleric and religious writer
  • Al Alvarez
    Al Alvarez
    Al Alvarez is an English poet, writer and critic who publishes under the name A. Alvarez and Al Alvarez....

    , (born 1929), poet and writer
  • Moniza Alvi
    Moniza Alvi
    -Life and education:Moniza Alvi was born in Lahore, Pakistan. She was born to a Pakistani father and a British mother. Her father moved to Hatfield, Hertfordshire in England when she was a few months old. She did not revisit Pakistan until after the publication of her first book of poems - The...

    , (born 1968), poet and writer
  • Eric Ambler
    Eric Ambler
    Eric Clifford Ambler OBE was an influential British author of spy novels who introduced a new realism to the genre. Ambler also used the pseudonym Eliot Reed for books co-written with Charles Rodda.-Life:...

    , (1909–1998), novelist and screenwriter, Passage of Arms
    Passage of Arms
    Passage of Arms is a novel by Eric Ambler, written in 1959. It is a fast paced thriller about the discovery of a cache of arms abandoned by communist insurgents in the jungle of Malaya, and the transfer of the arms via Singapore to Indonesia. The book is structured as a story within a story within...

  • Isaac Ambrose
    Isaac Ambrose
    Isaac Ambrose was an English Puritan divine, the son of Richard Ambrose, vicar of Ormskirk, and was probably descended from the Ambroses of Lowick in Furness, a well-known Roman Catholic family....

    , (1604-1663/4), religious writer, diarist and cleric
  • Elizabeth Amherst
    Elizabeth Frances Amherst (poet)
    Elizabeth Frances Amherst , poet and amateur naturalist, remained largely unpublished during her lifetime.She was born to Elizabeth Kerrill and Jeffrey Amherst of Kent, one of two girls and seven boys. She married the Revd John Thomas of Welford, Gloucestershire; the couple had no biological...

     (c. 1716-1779), poet and naturalist
  • Kingsley Amis
    Kingsley Amis
    Sir Kingsley William Amis, CBE was an English novelist, poet, critic, and teacher. He wrote more than 20 novels, six volumes of poetry, a memoir, various short stories, radio and television scripts, along with works of social and literary criticism...

    , (1922–1995), poet and novelist,
    Lucky Jim
    Lucky Jim
    Lucky Jim is an academic satire written by Kingsley Amis, first published in 1954 by Victor Gollancz. It was Amis's first novel, and won the Somerset Maugham Award for fiction...

  • Martin Amis
    Martin Amis
    Martin Louis Amis is a British novelist, the author of many novels including Money and London Fields . He is currently Professor of Creative Writing at the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester, but will step down at the end of the 2010/11 academic year...

    , (born 1949), novelist
  • Thomas Amory, (c. 1691-1788), novelist and miscellanist
  • Thomas Amory
    Thomas Amory (tutor)
    Thomas Amory D.D. was an English dissenting tutor and minister and poet from Taunton.-Biography:His father was a grocer and his mother a sister of Henry Grove. He was at school under Chadwick, a local dissenting minister, and learned French at Exeter under André de Majendie, a refugee minister...

    , (1701-1774), poet and dissenting cleric
  • Valerie Anand
    Valerie Anand
    -Fiction:Under the pen name Fiona Buckley she writes the series of historical mysteries, set in the reign of Elizabeth I of England, featuring "Ursula Blanchard"...

    , (pen name also Flora Buckley, born 1937), novelist
  • Patrick Anderson, (1915-1979), poet
  • Lancelot Andrewes
    Lancelot Andrewes
    Lancelot Andrewes was an English bishop and scholar, who held high positions in the Church of England during the reigns of Queen Elizabeth I and King James I. During the latter's reign, Andrewes served successively as Bishop of Chichester, Ely and Winchester and oversaw the translation of the...

    , (1555–1626), scholar, AV translator and cleric
  • Roger Andrewes
    Roger Andrewes
    Dr Roger Andrewes was an English churchman and academic, archdeacon and Chancellor at Chichester Cathedral in the English Church...

    , (fl. 1610s), scholar, AV translator and cleric
  • Miles Peter Andrews
    Miles Peter Andrews
    Miles Peter Andrews was an 18th century English playwright, gunpowder manufacturer and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1796 to 1814.-Biography:...

    , (1742–1814), playwright and poet
  • Norman Angell
    Norman Angell
    Sir Ralph Norman Angell was an English lecturer, journalist, author, and Member of Parliament for the Labour Party.Angell was one of the principal founders of the Union of Democratic Control...

    , (1872–1967), Nobel Prize winner, political writer and economist, The Great Illusion
    The Great Illusion
    The Great Illusion is a book by Norman Angell, first published in Britain in 1909 under the title Europe's Optical Illusion and republished in 1910 and subsequently in various enlarged and revised editions under the title The Great Illusion....

  • Jane Anger
    Jane Anger
    Jane Anger was an English author of the late sixteenth century. The only evidence of her extant is Her Protection for Women, a pamphlet published in London in 1589, of which only one original copy survives...

    , (fl. 1589), pamphleteer
  • Peter Anghelides
    Peter Anghelides
    Peter Anghelides is an English author and dramatist best known for his work on various spin-offs related to the BBC television series Doctor Who.-Work:...

     (fl. 1990s), writer, Dr. Who TV serial spinoffs
  • George Anson
    George Anson, 1st Baron Anson
    Admiral of the Fleet George Anson, 1st Baron Anson PC, FRS, RN was a British admiral and a wealthy aristocrat, noted for his circumnavigation of the globe and his role overseeing the Royal Navy during the Seven Years' War...

    , Lord Anson (1697–1762), writer, explorer and admiral
  • Christopher Anstey
    Christopher Anstey
    Christopher Anstey was an English writer and poet.Anstey was the son of Dr. Anstey, a wealthy clergyman, the rector of Brinkley where he was born. He was educated at Eton College and King's College, Cambridge, where he distinguished himself for his Latin verses. He became a fellow of his college...

    , (1724–1805), writer and poet
  • Charles James Apperley
    Charles James Apperley
    Charles James Apperley , English sportsman and sporting writer, better known as Nimrod, the pseudonym under which he published his works on the chase and on the turf, was born at Plasgronow, near Wrexham, in Denbighshire, North Wales in 1777.- Youth :Charles James Apperley was the second son of...

    , (pen name Nimrod, 1777–1843), writer on hunting and horse racing
  • Lisa Appignanesi
    Lisa Appignanesi
    Lisa Appignanesi is a British writer, novelist, and campaigner for free expression. She is president of the writers’ organization English PEN. Her latest book is All About Love: Anatomy of an Unruly Emotion...

    , (born 1946), writer and historian
  • Roy Apps
    Roy Apps
    Roy Apps is a British screenwriter, dramatist and children’s author.He is one of only four writers ever to have received a personal BAFTA for outstanding contributions to children’s film and television....

    , (born 1951), screenwriter and children's writer
  • Arthur John Arberry
    Arthur John Arberry
    Arthur John Arberry was a respected British orientalist. A most prolific scholar of Arabic, Persian, and Islamic studies, he was educated at Portsmouth Grammar School and Pembroke College, Cambridge...

    , (1905–1969), orientalist and translator, The Koran Interpreted
    The Koran Interpreted
    The Koran Interpreted is a translation of the Qur'an by Arthur John Arberry. The translation is from the original Arabic into English. First published in 1955, it is one of the most prominent written by a non-Muslim scholar...

  • Harriet Arbuthnot
    Harriet Arbuthnot
    Harriet Arbuthnot was an early 19th century English diarist, social observer and political hostess on behalf of the Tory party. During the 1820s she was the "closest woman friend" of the hero of Waterloo and British Prime Minister, the 1st Duke of Wellington...

    , (1793-1834), political diarist
  • John Arbuthnot
    John Arbuthnot
    John Arbuthnot, often known simply as Dr. Arbuthnot, , was a physician, satirist and polymath in London...

    , (1667–1735), satirist and polymath
  • Fred Archer
    Fred Archer (writer)
    Fred Archer was an English farmer and author. He was born on Bredon Hill in Worcestershire.Archer's literary career began following a talk he gave to his local Guild, as a replacement speaker. Having written and read out a humorous story, he was encouraged by the response of his audience...

    , (1915–1999), writer and farmer
  • Jeffrey Archer, (born 1940), novelist and politician
  • Philip Ardagh
    Philip Ardagh
    Philip Ardagh is an English children's author, primarily known for the Eddie Dickens series of books. He has written more than 70 books including adult fiction and children's non-fiction....

    , (born 1961), children's writer
  • John Arden
    John Arden
    John Arden is an award-winning English playwright from Barnsley . His works tend to expose social issues of personal concern. He is a member of the Royal Society of Literature....

    , (born 1930), playwright and novelist
  • Edward Ardizzone
    Edward Ardizzone
    Edward Jeffrey Irving Ardizzone, CBE, RA was an English artist, writer and illustrator, chiefly of children's books.-Early life:...

    , (1900–1979), children's author and illustrator
  • Reginald Arkell
    Reginald Arkell
    Reginald Arkell was a British script writer and comic novelist who wrote many musical plays for the London theatre. The most popular of those was an adaptation of the spoof history book 1066 and All That: 1066—and all that: A Musical Comedy based on that Memorable History by Sellar and Yeatman...

    , (1882–1959), novelist, playwright and screenwriter
  • Michael Arlen
    Michael Arlen
    Michael Arlen , original name Dikran Kouyoumdjian, was an Armenian essayist, short story writer, novelist, playwright, and scriptwriter, who had his greatest successes in the 1920s while living and writing in England...

    , (original name Dikran Kouyoumdjian, 1895–1956), essayist, playwright and novelist
  • John Arlott
    John Arlott
    Leslie Thomas John Arlott OBE was an English journalist, author and cricket commentator for the BBC's Test Match Special. He was also a poet, wine connoisseur and former police officer in Hampshire...

    , (1914–1991), cricket writer and commentator
  • Robert Armin
    Robert Armin
    Robert Armin was an English actor, a member of the Lord Chamberlain's Men. He became the leading comedy actor with the troupe associated with William Shakespeare following the departure of Will Kempe around 1600...

    , (c. 1563-1615), playwright and actor
  • Simon Armitage
    Simon Armitage
    Simon Armitage CBE is a British poet, playwright, and novelist.-Life and career:Simon Armitage was born in Marsden, West Yorkshire. Armitage first studied at Colne Valley High School, Linthwaite, Huddersfield and went on to study geography at Portsmouth Polytechnic...

    , (born 1963), poet, playwright and novelist
  • Martin Armstrong, (1882–1974), novelist and poet
  • Peter Armstrong
    Peter Armstrong (poet)
    This page is about the UK poet Peter Armstrong. For his namesake the Canadian journalist, see Peter Armstrong . For other namesakes, see below.Peter Armstrong is a poet and psychotherapist.-Life:...

    , (born 1957), poet and psychotherapist
  • Richard Armstrong
    Richard Armstrong (author)
    Richard Armstrong was an English author who wrote for both adults and children. He was the winner of the Carnegie Medal in 1948 for his book Sea Change. He is also known for a biography of Grace Darling in which he challenges the conventional story: Grace Darling: Maid and Myth...

    , (1903–1986), novelist, naval historian and children's writer, Sea Change
    Sea Change (Armstrong novel)
    Sea Change is a children's novel by Richard Armstrong. A contemporary seafaring adventure set on a cargo ship, it was the winner of the Carnegie Medal for 1948.- Plot introduction :...

  • Elizabeth von Arnim
    Elizabeth von Arnim
    Elizabeth von Arnim , born Mary Annette Beauchamp, was an Australian-born British novelist. By marriage she became Gräfin von Arnim-Schlagenthin, and by a second marriage, Countess Russell...

    , (pen name also Alice Cholmondeley, 1866–1941), novelist,
    Elizabeth and Her German Garden
    Elizabeth and Her German Garden
    Elizabeth and Her German Garden is a novel by Elizabeth von Arnim, first published in 1898; it was very popular and frequently reprinted during the early years of the 20th century....

  • Edwin Arnold
    Edwin Arnold
    Sir Edwin Arnold CSI CIE was an English poet and journalist, who is most known for his work, The Light of Asia.-Biography:...

    , (1832–1904), poet and journalist
  • Edwin Lester Arnold
    Edwin Lester Linden Arnold
    Edwin Lester Linden Arnold was an English author. Most of his works were issued under his working name of Edwin Lester Arnold....

    , (1857–1935), writer and novelist,
    Lieutenant Gullivar Jones: His Vacation
    Lieutenant Gullivar Jones: His Vacation
    Lieutenant Gullivar Jones: His Vacation is a novel by Edwin Lester Arnold combining elements of both fantasy and science fiction, first published in 1905. The last of Arnold's novels, its lukewarm reception led him to stop writing fiction...

  • Elizabeth Arnold
    Elizabeth Arnold (children's writer)
    -Folklore:Having worked for many years as a school science technician and a quality control manager, Elizabeth Arnold came to write The Parsley Parcel, her first novel, out of a love of folklore, and originally with adults in mind rather than children...

    , (born 1944), children's writer
  • Matthew Arnold
    Matthew Arnold
    Matthew Arnold was a British poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools. He was the son of Thomas Arnold, the famed headmaster of Rugby School, and brother to both Tom Arnold, literary professor, and William Delafield Arnold, novelist and colonial administrator...

    , (1822–1888), poet, Dover Beach
    Dover Beach
    "Dover Beach" is a short lyric poem by the English poet Matthew Arnold. It was first published in 1867 in the collection New Poems, but surviving notes indicate its composition may have begun as early as 1849...

  • Richard Arnold
    Richard Arnold (chronicler)
    Richard Arnold , was an English antiquary and chronicler.Arnold was a citizen of London, dwelling in the parish of St. Magnus, London Bridge. It would appear from his own book that he was a merchant trading with Flanders...

    , (died c. 1521), chronicler and merchant
  • Thomas Arnold
    Thomas Arnold
    Dr Thomas Arnold was a British educator and historian. Arnold was an early supporter of the Broad Church Anglican movement...

    , (1795–1842), educationalist and historian
  • Thomas Walker Arnold
    Thomas Walker Arnold
    Sir Thomas Walker Arnold was an eminent British orientalist and historian of Islamic art who taught at MAO College, Aligarh Muslim University, then Aligarh College, and Government College University, Lahore. He was a friend of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, and wrote his famous book "The preaching of Islam"...

    , (1864–1930), Islamist scholar
  • William Delafield Arnold
    William Delafield Arnold
    William Delafield Arnold was a British author and colonial administrator.He was the fourth son of Thomas Arnold, the headmaster of Rugby School. His older brothers included the poet and critic Matthew Arnold and the literary scholar Tom Arnold...

    , (1828–1859), novelist and colonial administrator, Oakfield; or, Fellowship in the East
    Oakfield; or, Fellowship in the East
    Oakfield; or, Fellowship in the East is a novel by William Delafield Arnold, first published in 1853. The book is one of the earliest novelistic accounts of life in British India, and its plot strongly mirrors the biography of its author...

  • Anthony Ascham
    Anthony Ascham
    Anthony Ascham was a British academic, political theorist, Parliamentarian and diplomat.-Life:He was probably born on 6 March 1613/1614, the younger son of Thomas Ascham, an alderman of Boston, Lincolnshire...

    , (c. 1614-1650), scholar and politician
  • Roger Ascham
    Roger Ascham
    Roger Ascham was an English scholar and didactic writer, famous for his prose style, his promotion of the vernacular, and his theories of education...

    , (c. 1515–1568), writer and scholar
  • John Ash
    John Ash (divine)
    John Ash was an English Baptist minister at Pershore, Worcestershire, divine, and author of an English dictionary and grammar books.-Life:...

    , (1724–1779), lexicographer and Baptist minister
  • John Ash
    John Ash (writer)
    John Ash is an expatriate British poet and writer.His lifelong interest in Byzantium is a major theme which runs through his poetry, fiction and travel writing, along with family friends and the three major cities he has lived in...

    , (born 1948), poet and travel writer
  • Timothy Garton Ash
    Timothy Garton Ash
    Timothy Garton Ash is a British historian, author and commentator. He is currently serving as Professor of European Studies at Oxford University. Much of his work has been concerned with the late modern and contemporary history of Central and Eastern Europe...

    , (born 1955), historian
  • Elizabeth Ashbridge
    Elizabeth Ashbridge
    Elizabeth Ashbridge was an 18th century Quaker minister born in Cheshire, England.-Early life:Elizabeth was born in 1713 in the town of Middlewich in Cheshire, England to Thomas and Mary Sampson. Thomas was a surgeon on sea vessels and Mary was a pious follower of the Church of England...

    , (1713-1755), autobiographer and Quaker minister
  • Thomas Ashe
    Thomas Ashe
    Thomas Patrick Ashe born in Lispole, County Kerry, Ireland, was a member of the Gaelic League, the Irish Republican Brotherhood and a founding member of the Irish Volunteers...

    , (1836–1889), poet
  • Daisy Ashford
    Daisy Ashford
    Daisy Ashford, full name Margaret Mary Julia Ashford was an English writer who is most famous for writing The Young Visiters, a novella concerning the upper class society of late 19th century England, when she was just nine years old. The novella was published in 1919, preserving her juvenile...

    , (1881–1972), child author, The Young Visiters
    The Young Visiters
    The Young Visiters or Mister Salteena's Plan is a 1919 novel by Daisy Ashford. Ashford wrote the novel at the age of nine, in 1890, in an exercise book. Full of spelling mistakes, each chapter was also written as a single paragraph...

  • Elias Ashmole
    Elias Ashmole
    Elias Ashmole was a celebrated English antiquary, politician, officer of arms, astrologer and student of alchemy. Ashmole supported the royalist side during the English Civil War, and at the restoration of Charles II he was rewarded with several lucrative offices.Ashmole was an antiquary with a...

    , (1617–1692), antiquary and patron, the Ashmolean Museum
    Ashmolean Museum
    The Ashmolean Museum on Beaumont Street, Oxford, England, is the world's first university museum...

  • Will Ashon
    Will Ashon
    Will Ashon is an English novelist, former music journalist and founder of the Big Dada imprint of Ninja Tune records. Ashon was educated at Countesthorpe Community College and Balliol College, Oxford...

    , (born 1969), novelist and music journalist
  • Francis Leslie Ashton
    Francis Leslie Ashton
    Francis Leslie Ashton was a British writer known for his first novel Breaking of the Seals in 1946 and a kind of sequel Alas, That Great City from 1948. The two novels concern disasters involving objects orbiting the Earth in prehistoric times...

    , (1904–1994), novelist
  • Andrea Ashworth
    Andrea Ashworth
    Andrea Ashworth is a British writer and academic, best known for her memoir Once in a House on Fire, which won the Somerset Maugham Award from the Society of Authors in 1999.-Life:...

    , (born 1969), writer and scholar
  • Anne Askew
    Anne Askew
    Anne Askew was an English poet and Protestant who was condemned as a heretic...

    , (1521–1546), poet, writer and martyr
  • Nadeem Aslam
    Nadeem Aslam
    Nadeem Aslam is a prize-winning British Pakistani novelist.-Biography:Aslam moved with his family to England aged 14, when his father, a Communist, fled President Zia's regime. The family settled in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire...

    , (born 1966), novelist
  • Cynthia Asquith, (1887–1960), novelist and diarist
  • Herbert Asquith, (1881–1947), poet and novelist
  • Margot Asquith
    Margot Asquith
    Margot Asquith, Countess of Oxford and Asquith , born Emma Alice Margaret Tennant, was an Anglo-Scottish socialite, author and wit...

    , (1864–1935), memoir writer
  • Nicholas Assheton
    Nicholas Assheton
    Nicholas Assheton , a country squire and writer who lived at Downham, near Clitheroe, Lancashire, is noteworthy on account of a brief diary which he left illustrating the character of the country life of that part of West Lancashire which is associated with the poet Spenser...

    , (1590-1625), diarist
  • Mary Astell
    Mary Astell
    Mary Astell was an English feminist writer and rhetorician. Her advocacy of equal educational opportunities for women has earned her the title "the first English feminist."-Life and career:...

    , (1666–1731), poet and writer
  • Edwin Atherstone
    Edwin Atherstone
    Edwin Atherstone was a poet and novelist. His works, which were planned on an imposing scale, attracted some temporary attention and applause, but are now forgotten. His chief poem, The Fall of Nineveh, consisting of thirty books, appeared at intervals from 1828 to 1868...

    , (1788–1872), poet and novelist
  • Diana Athill
    Diana Athill
    Diana Athill OBE is a British literary editor, novelist and memoirist who worked with some of the most important writers of the 20th century.-Life and writings:...

    , (born 1917), editor, novelist and memoir writer
  • Kate Atkinson
    Kate Atkinson
    Kate Atkinson MBE is an English author.She was born in York, and studied English Literature at the University of Dundee, gaining her Masters Degree in 1974. She subsequently studied for a doctorate in American Literature. She has often spoken publicly about the fact that she failed at the viva ...

    , (born 1952), novelist
  • William Atkinson
    William Atkinson (translator)
    William Atkinson, D.D. , was an English translator.Atkinson was a native of the diocese of York, was M.A. and fellow of Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, in 1477, B.D. in 1485, and D.D. in 1498. He became a prebendary of Southwell in 1501, canon of Lincoln 7 March 1503–04, and canon of Windsor 25 Feb....

    , (died 1509), translator
  • David Attenborough
    David Attenborough
    Sir David Frederick Attenborough OM, CH, CVO, CBE, FRS, FZS, FSA is a British broadcaster and naturalist. His career as the face and voice of natural history programmes has endured for more than 50 years...

    , (born 1926), writer, naturalist and broadcaster
  • Francis Atterbury
    Francis Atterbury
    Francis Atterbury was an English man of letters, politician and bishop.-Early life:He was born at Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, where his father was rector. He was educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford, where he became a tutor...

    , (1663–1732), writer and bishop
  • Mabel Lucie Attwell
    Mabel Lucie Attwell
    Mabel Lucie Attwell was a British illustrator. She was known for her cute, nostalgic drawings of children, based on her daughter, Peggy. Her drawings are featured on many postcards, advertisements, posters, books and figurines...

    , (1879–1964), children's writer and illustrator
  • Penelope Aubin
    Penelope Aubin
    Penelope Aubin was an English novelist and translator.-Works:* The Stuarts : A Pindarique Ode * The Extasy: A Pindarick Ode to Her Majesty The Queen...

    , (1679–1738), poet, novelist and translator
  • John Aubrey
    John Aubrey
    John Aubrey FRS, was an English antiquary, natural philosopher and writer. He is perhaps best known as the author of the collection of short biographical pieces usually referred to as Brief Lives...

    , (1626–1697), writer and antiquary, Brief Lives
    Brief Lives
    Brief Lives is a collection of short biographies written by John Aubrey in the last decades of the seventeenth century. Aubrey initially began collecting biographical material to assist the Oxford scholar Anthony Wood, who was working on his own collection of biographies...

  • John Audelay
    John Audelay
    John Audelay or Awdelay was a priest and poet from Haughmond Abbey in Shropshire; he is one of the few English poets of the period whose name is known to us. Some of the first Christmas carols recorded in English appear among his works....

     or Awdelay, (died c. 1426), poet and cleric
  • W. H. Auden
    W. H. Auden
    Wystan Hugh Auden , who published as W. H. Auden, was an Anglo-American poet,The first definition of "Anglo-American" in the OED is: "Of, belonging to, or involving both England and America." See also the definition "English in origin or birth, American by settlement or citizenship" in See also...

    , (1907–1973), poet
  • Jane Austen
    Jane Austen
    Jane Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature, her realism and biting social commentary cementing her historical importance among scholars and critics.Austen lived...

    , (1775–1817), novelist,
    Pride and Prejudice
    Pride and Prejudice
    Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England...

  • Katherine Austen
    Katherine Austen
    Katherine Austen was a British diarist and poet best known for Book M, her manuscript collection of meditations, journal entries, and verse.-Early life:...

    , (1629-c. 1683), diarist and poet
  • Alfred Austin
    Alfred Austin
    Alfred Austin was an English poet who was appointed Poet Laureate in 1896 upon the death of Alfred, Lord Tennyson.-Life:...

    , (1835–1913), Poet Laureate
    Poet Laureate
    A poet laureate is a poet officially appointed by a government and is often expected to compose poems for state occasions and other government events...

  • John Langshaw Austin, (1911–1960), philosopher and translator, Sense and Sensibilia
  • Sarah Austin, (1793–1867), translator
  • Edward Aveling
    Edward Aveling
    Edward Bibbins Aveling was a prominent English biology instructor and popular spokesman for Darwinian evolution and atheism. He later met and moved in with Eleanor Marx, the youngest daughter of Karl Marx and became a socialist activist...

    , (1849–1898), writer, pamphleteer and translator
  • Peter Avery
    Peter Avery
    Peter Avery OBE was an eminent British scholar of Persian and a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge.He contributed to English language work on Persian history and literature, such as The Age of Expansion and Medieval Persia and published Modern Iran...

    , (1923–2008), scholar and translator
  • Christopher Awdry
    Christopher Awdry
    Christopher Awdry is an English author best known for his contributions to The Railway Series of books featuring Thomas the Tank Engine, which was started by his father, the Rev. W. Awdry. He has also produced children's books based on a number of other railways, as well as non-fiction articles...

    , (born 1940), children's writer
  • Wilbert Awdry, (styled Rev. W. Awdry, 1911–1997), children's writer and cleric, Thomas the Tank Engine
    Thomas the Tank Engine
    Thomas the Tank Engine is a fictional steam locomotive in The Railway Series books by the Reverend Wilbert Awdry and his son, Christopher. He became the most popular character in the series, and the accompanying television spin-off series, Thomas and Friends.Thomas is a tank engine, painted blue...

  • Alan Ayckbourn
    Alan Ayckbourn
    Sir Alan Ayckbourn CBE is a prolific English playwright. He has written and produced seventy-three full-length plays in Scarborough and London and was, between 1972 and 2009, the artistic director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, where all but four of his plays have received their...

    , (born 1939), playwright
  • A. J. Ayer, (1910–1989), philosopher, Language, Truth and Logic
  • Michael Ayrton
    Michael Ayrton
    Michael Ayrton was an English artist and writer, known as a painter, printmaker and sculptor, and also as a critic, broadcaster and novelist...

    , (1921–1975), writer and artist
  • Shamim Azad
    Shamim Azad
    Shamim Azad is a British bilingual poet, storyteller and writer.-Career:Shamim Azad’s work ranges from Bangladeshi to European folktales. Her performance fuses the lines between education and entertainment and her workshops are rooted in Asian folk, oral traditions and heritage.Azad has published...

    , (fl. 2002–present), writer and translator
  • Trezza Azzopardi
    Trezza Azzopardi
    Trezza Azzopardi is a British writer.She was born in Cardiff to a Maltese father and a Welsh mother. She studied creative writing at the University of East Anglia, and currently works as a lecturer there...

    , (born c. 1961), novelist


  • Charles Babbage
    Charles Babbage
    Charles Babbage, FRS was an English mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer who originated the concept of a programmable computer...

    , (1791–1871), polymath
  • Gervase Babington
    Gervase Babington
    Gervase Babington was the Bishop of Llandaff , Bishop of Exeter and Bishop of Worcester from 1597-1610.-External links:...

    , ((1549/50–1610), theologian and bishop
  • Robert Baden-Powell
    Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell
    Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Bt, OM, GCMG, GCVO, KCB , also known as B-P or Lord Baden-Powell, was a lieutenant-general in the British Army, writer, and founder of the Scout Movement....

    , (1857–1941), writer and army officer,
    Scouting for Boys
    Scouting for Boys
    Scouting for Boys: A Handbook for Instruction in Good Citizenship is the first book on the Scout Movement, published in 1908. It was written and illustrated by Robert Baden-Powell, its founder...

  • Edmund Backhouse
    Sir Edmund Backhouse, 2nd Baronet
    Sir Edmund Trelawny Backhouse, 2nd Baronet was a British oriental scholar and linguist whose work exerted a powerful influence on the Western view of the last decades of the Qing Dynasty. Since his death, however, it has been established that some of his sources were forged, though it is not clear...

    , (1873–1944), orientalist and autobiographer
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Albans, KC was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, lawyer, jurist, author and pioneer of the scientific method. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England...

    , (1561–1626), essayist,
    New Atlantis
    New Atlantis
    New Atlantis and similar can mean:*New Atlantis, a novel by Sir Francis Bacon*The New Atlantis, founded in 2003, a journal about the social and political dimensions of science and technology...

  • Phanuel Bacon
    Phanuel Bacon
    Phanuel Bacon DD was an English playwright, poet and author. He was the son of the Rev. Phanuel Bacon, vicar of St Laurence's church, in Reading....

    , (1699–1783), playwright and poet
  • John F. Baddeley
    John F. Baddeley
    John Frederick Baddeley was a British traveller, scholar and journalist, best known by his works on Russia and the Caucasus region....

    , (1854–1940), travel writer and journalist
  • Robert Bage
    Robert Bage
    Robert Bage may refer to:* Robert Bage , English novelist* Edward Frederick Robert Bage , Australian explorer and soldier...

    , (1730–1801), novelist and radical
  • Walter Bagehot
    Walter Bagehot
    Walter Bagehot was an English businessman, essayist, and journalist who wrote extensively about literature, government, and economic affairs.-Early years:...

    , (1826–1877), economist and essayist
  • Enid Bagnold
    Enid Bagnold
    Enid Algerine Bagnold, Lady Jones, CBE , known by her maiden name as Enid Bagnold, was a British author and playwright, best known for the 1935 story National Velvet which was filmed in 1944 with Elizabeth Taylor....

    , (1889–1981), novelist and playwright,
    National Velvet
    National Velvet
    National Velvet is a novel by Enid Bagnold , first published in 1935.-Plot summary:"National Velvet" is the story of a 14-year-old girl named Velvet Brown, who rides her horse to victory in the Grand National steeplechase...

  • Richard Bagot
    Richard Bagot (writer)
    Richard Bagot was an English novelist and essayist with a prominent Italian background. He was known most widely for his articles and reviews of Italian art and letters. His best known works of fiction were Donna Diana, Love's Proxy, and The Passport...

    , (1860–1921), novelist and essayist
  • David Bailey
    David Bailey (writer)
    David Bailey is a British editor and author whose published output to date comprises a combination of short stories, audio dramas and magazine articles....

    , (born c. 1970s), story writer and editor
  • Hilary Bailey
    Hilary Bailey
    Hilary Bailey is a British writer and editor, born in 1936. She is the former wife of Michael Moorcock.She edited volumes 7-10 of the New Worlds Quarterly series....

    , (born 1936), biographer and editor
  • Nathan Bailey
    Nathan Bailey
    Nathan Bailey was an English philologist and lexicographer.-Life:Bailey was a Seventh Day Baptist, admitted 1691 to a congregation in Whitechapel, London. He was probably excluded from the congregation by 1718. Later he had a school at Stepney...

    , (died 1742), philologist,
    An Universal Etymological English Dictionary
    An Universal Etymological English Dictionary
    An Universal Etymological English Dictionary was a dictionary compiled by Nathan Bailey and first published in London in 1721. It was the most popular English dictionary of the eighteenth century. As an indicator of its popularity it reached its 20th edition in 1763 and its 27th edition in 1794....

  • Paul Bailey
    Paul Bailey
    Paul Bailey is a British writer and critic, author of several novels as well as biographies of Cynthia Payne and Quentin Crisp.-Biography:...

    , (born 1937), novelist and dramatist
  • Philip James Bailey
    Philip James Bailey
    Philip James Bailey , English poet, author of Festus, was born at Nottingham.- Life :His father, who himself published both prose and verse, owned and edited from 1845 to 1852 the Nottingham Mercury, one of the chief journals in his native town...

    , (1816–1902), poet
  • Beryl Bainbridge
    Beryl Bainbridge
    Dame Beryl Margaret Bainbridge, DBE was an English author from Liverpool. She was primarily known for her psychological novels, often set amongst the English working classes. Bainbridge won the Whitbread Awards prize for best novel in 1977 and 1996; she was nominated five times for the Booker...

    , (born 1932), novelist
  • Denys Val Baker
    Denys Val Baker
    Denys Val Baker was a British writer, specialising in short stories, novels, and autobiographical novels. He was also known for his activities as an editor, and promotion of the arts in Cornwall.-Early years:...

    , (1917–1984), novelist and story writer
  • Henry Baker
    Henry Baker (naturalist)
    Henry Baker was an English naturalist.-Life:He was born in Chancery Lane, London, 8 May 1698, the son of William Baker, a clerk in chancery. In his fifteenth year he was apprenticed to John Parker, a bookseller...

    , (1698–1774), naturalist and poet
  • Samuel Baker
    Samuel Baker
    Sir Samuel White Baker, KCB, FRS, FRGS was a British explorer, officer, naturalist, big game hunter, engineer, writer and abolitionist. He also held the titles of Pasha and Major-General in the Ottoman Empire and Egypt. He served as the Governor-General of the Equatorial Nile Basin between Apr....

    , (1821–1893), writer and explorer
  • Rajeev Balasubramanyam
    Rajeev Balasubramanyam
    Rajeev Balasubramanyam is a novelist, writer and workshop leader.Rajeev was born in Lancashire, England. His first Novel In Beautiful Disguises won a Betty Trask Prize and was longlisted for the Guardian Fiction Award....

    , (born 1974), novelist
  • Nigel Balchin
    Nigel Balchin
    Nigel Balchin was an English novelist and screenwriter particularly known for his novels written during and immediately after World War II: Darkness Falls From the Air, The Small Back Room and Mine Own Executioner.-Life:He was born Nigel Marlin Balchin in Potterne, Wiltshire to...

    , (1908-1970), novelist and screenwriter
  • John Bale
    John Bale
    John Bale was an English churchman, historian and controversialist, and Bishop of Ossory. He wrote the oldest known historical verse drama in English , and developed and published a very extensive list of the works of British authors down to his own time, just as the monastic libraries were being...

    , (1495–1563), playwright and bishop
  • J. G. Ballard
    J. G. Ballard
    James Graham Ballard was an English novelist, short story writer, and prominent member of the New Wave movement in science fiction...

    , (1930–2009), novelist
  • Samuel Bamford
    Samuel Bamford
    Samuel Bamford , was an English radical and writer, who was born in Middleton, Lancashire.-Biography:...

    , (1788–1872), writer and Lancashire dialect poet
  • John Codrington Bampfylde
    John Codrington Bampfylde
    John Codrington Warwick Bampfylde or Bampfield was an 18th century English poet. He came from a prominent Devon family, his father being Sir Richard Bampfylde, 4th Baronet, and was educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He led a dissipated life in London, and presumably suffered from some mental...

    , (1764-1796/7), poet
  • Richard Bancroft
    Richard Bancroft
    Archbishop Richard Bancroft, DD, BD, MA, BA was an English churchman, who became Archbishop of Canterbury and the "chief overseer" of the production of the authorized version of the Bible.-Life:...

    , (1544–1610), controversialist, AV translator and archbishop
  • Isabella Banks
    Isabella Banks
    Isabella Varley Banks , also known as Mrs G. Linnaeus Banks or Isabella Varley, was a 19th-century writer of English poetry and novels, born in Manchester, England...

    , (1821–1897), novelist and poet
  • Lynne Reid Banks
    Lynne Reid Banks
    Lynne Reid Banks is a British author of books for children and adults.She has written forty books, including the best-selling children's novel The Indian in the Cupboard, which has sold over 10 million copies and has been successfully adapted to film. Her first novel, The L-Shaped Room, published...

    , (born 1929), novelist
  • Anna Laetitia Barbauld
    Anna Laetitia Barbauld
    Anna Laetitia Barbauld was a prominent English poet, essayist, literary critic, editor, and children's author.A "woman of letters" who published in multiple genres, Barbauld had a successful writing career at a time when female professional writers were rare...

    , (1743–1825), poet, essayist and children's writer
  • W. N. P. Barbellion
    W. N. P. Barbellion
    Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion was the nom-de-plume of Bruce Frederick Cummings , an English diarist who was responsible for The Journal of a Disappointed Man. Ronald Blythe called it "among the most moving diaries ever created" - Early life and education :Cummings was born in Barnstaple in 1889...

    , (real name Bruce Frederick Cummings, 1889–1919), diarist
  • Richard Barber
    Richard Barber
    Richard William Barber FRSL FSA FRHistS is a British historian who has been writing and publishing in the field of medieval history and literature ever since his student days. He has specialised in Arthurian legend, beginning with a general survey, Arthur of Albion which is still in print in a...

    , (born 1941), historian
  • Alexander Barclay
    Alexander Barclay
    Dr Alexander Barclay was an English/Scottish poet.-Biography:Barclay was born in about 1476. His place of birth is matter of dispute, but William Bulleyn, who was a native of Ely, and probably knew him when he was in the monastery there, asserts that he was born "beyonde the cold river of Twede"...

    , (c. 1476-1552), poet and translator
  • Florence L. Barclay
    Florence L. Barclay
    Florence Louisa Barclay was an English romance novelist and short story writer.-Biography:She was born Florence Louisa Charlesworth in Limpsfield, Surrey, England, the daughter of the local Anglican rector. One of three girls, she was a sister to Maud Ballington Booth, the Salvation Army leader...

    , (1862–1921), novelist
  • James Barclay
    James Barclay
    James Barclay is a high fantasy authorHe has written two trilogies, Chronicles of The Raven and Legends of The Raven, and a related novella, Light Stealer....

    , (born 1965), novelist
  • John Baret
    John Baret
    John Baret or Barret , was an English lexicographer.Baret was a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and took the degree of B.A. in 1554–5, and that of M.A. in 1558. About 1555 he describes himself as ‘having pupils at Cambridge, studious of the Latin tongue.’ In later years he is said to have...

    , (died c. 1580), lexicographer
  • Richard Harris Barham
    Richard Harris Barham
    Richard Harris Barham was an English cleric of the Church of England, novelist, and humorous poet. He was known better by his nom de plume Thomas Ingoldsby.-Life:Richard Harris Barham was born in Canterbury...

    , (pen name Thomas Ingoldsby, 1788–1845), novelist and poet, The Ingoldsby Legends
    The Ingoldsby Legends
    The Ingoldsby Legends is a collection of myths, legends, ghost stories and poetry written supposedly by Thomas Ingoldsby of Tappington Manor, actually a pen-name of an English clergyman named Richard Harris Barham....

  • Maurice Baring
    Maurice Baring
    Maurice Baring was an English man of letters, known as a dramatist, poet, novelist, translator and essayist, and also as a travel writer and war correspondent...

    , (1874–1945), playwright, novelist and poet
  • Sabine Baring-Gould
    Sabine Baring-Gould
    The Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould was an English hagiographer, antiquarian, novelist and eclectic scholar. His bibliography consists of more than 1240 publications, though this list continues to grow. His family home, Lew Trenchard Manor near Okehampton, Devon, has been preserved as he had it...

    , (1834–1924), novelist, cleric and hymn writer, Onward, Christian Soldiers
    Onward, Christian Soldiers
    "Onward, Christian Soldiers" is a 19th century English hymn. The words were written by Sabine Baring-Gould in 1865, and the music was composed by Arthur Sullivan in 1871. Sullivan named the tune "St. Gertrude," after the wife of his friend Ernest Clay Ker Seymer, at whose country home he composed...

  • A. L. Barker
    A. L. Barker
    Audrey Lilian Barker FRSL was an English novelist and short story writer. She was born in St Pauls Cray, Kent and brought up in Beckenham. During her lifetime, she published ten collections of short stories and eleven novels, one of which - John Brown's Body - was shortlisted for the Booker Prize...

    , (1918–2002), novelist
  • Cicely Mary Barker
    Cicely Mary Barker
    Cicely Mary Barker was an English illustrator best known for a series of fantasy illustrations depicting fairies and flowers. Barker's art education began in girlhood with correspondence courses and instruction at the Croydon School of Art...

    , (1895–1973), children's and religious writer and illustrator
  • Elspeth Barker
    Elspeth Barker
    Elspeth Barker is a novelist and journalist. She was born in 1940 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her first husband was the poet George Barker by whom she had five children, including the novelist Raffaella Barker. In 2007 she married the writer Bill Troop....

    , (born 1940), novelist
  • George Granville Barker
    George Barker (poet)
    George Granville Barker was an English poet and author.-Life and work:Barker was born in Loughton, near Epping Forest in Essex, England, elder brother of Kit Barker [painter] George Barker was raised by his Irish mother and English father in Battersea, London. He was educated at an L.C.C. school...

    , (1913–1991), poet and novelist
  • Jane Barker
    Jane Barker
    Jane Barker was an English poet and novelist of the early 18th century. The Amours of Bosvil and Galesia was considered her most successful work. A staunch Jacobite, she followed King James II of England into exile at Saint-Germain-en-Laye in France shortly after James’ defeat in the Glorious...

    , (1652–1732), poet and novelist
  • Mary Anne Barker
    Mary Anne Barker
    Mary Anne Barker, Lady Barker , later Mary Anne Broome, Lady Broome, was an author.-Biography:Born Mary Anne Stewart in Spanish Town, Jamaica, she was the eldest daughter of Walter Steward, Island Secretary of Jamaica...

    , (1831-1911), writer, journalist and poet
  • Nicola Barker
    Nicola Barker
    Nicola Barker is an English novelist and short story writer.Typically she writes about damaged or eccentric people in mundane situations, and has a fondness for bleak, isolated settings. Wide Open and Behindlings are set respectively on the Isle of Sheppey and Canvey Island...

    , (born 1966), novelist
  • Pat Barker
    Pat Barker
    Pat Barker CBE, FRSL is an English writer and novelist. She has won many awards for her fiction, which centres around themes of memory, trauma, survival and recovery. Her work is described as direct, blunt and plainspoken.-Personal life:...

    , (born 1943), novelist, the Regeneration Trilogy
    Regeneration Trilogy
    The Regeneration Trilogy is a series of three novels by Pat Barker on the subject of the First World War.* Regeneration * The Eye in the Door * The Ghost Road...

  • Raffaella Barker
    Raffaella Barker
    Raffaella Barker is an English author. She lives in Norfolk, England with her family. She is the daughter of the poet George Barker and the novelist Elspeth Barker.-Publications:*"Poppyland" , ISBN 0-7553-2412-9...

    , (born 1964), novelist and journalist
  • George Barlow, (pen name James Hinton, 1837-1913/14), poet
  • William Barlow
    William Barlow (Bishop of Lincoln)
    William Barlow was an Anglican priest and courtier during the reign of James I of England. He served as Bishop of Rochester in 1605 and Bishop of Lincoln in the Anglican Church from 1608 until his death. He had also served the church as Rector of St Dunstan's, Stepney in Middlesex and of...

    , (died 1613), scholar, AV translator and bishop
  • Kitty Barne
    Kitty Barne
    Marion Catherine "Kitty" Barne was a British screenwriter and writer of children's books, especially on music and musical themes....

    , (1883–1961), children's writer
  • Barnabe Barnes
    Barnabe Barnes
    Barnabe Barnes , was an English poet. He is known for his Petrarchan love sonnets and for his combative personality, involving feuds with other writers and culminating in an alleged attempted murder.-Early life:...

    , (c. 1568 or 1569–1609), poet and playwright
  • Julian Barnes
    Julian Barnes
    Julian Patrick Barnes is a contemporary English writer, and winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize, for his book The Sense of an Ending...

    , (born 1946), novelist, Flaubert's Parrot
    Flaubert's Parrot
    Flaubert's Parrot is a novel by Julian Barnes that was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1984 and won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize the following year...

  • William Barnes
    William Barnes
    William Barnes was an English writer, poet, minister, and philologist. He wrote over 800 poems, some in Dorset dialect and much other work including a comprehensive English grammar quoting from more than 70 different languages.-Life:He was born at Rushay in the parish of Bagber, Dorset, the son of...

    , (1801–1886), Dorset dialect poet and philologist
  • Richard Barnfield
    Richard Barnfield
    Richard Barnfield , English poet, was born at Norbury, Staffordshire, and brought up in Newport, Shropshire.He was baptized on 13 June 1574, the son of Richard Barnfield, gentleman. His obscure though close relationship with Shakespeare has long made him interesting to scholars...

    , (15741620), poet
  • Alexander Baron
    Alexander Baron
    Alexander Baron was a British author and screenwriter. He is best known for his highly acclaimed novel about D-Day entitled From the City from the Plough and his London novel The Lowlife .-Early life:...

    , (1917–1999), novelist and screenwriter
  • John Barret
    John Barret (divine)
    John Barret was a prominent English Presbyterian divine and writer on religion.-Training:Barret was born in Nottingham in 1631 and admitted in 1646 to Clare College, Cambridge, where he graduated BA in 1650. He went on to be ordained at Wymeswold, Leicestershire by the Wirksworth classis in 1652...

    , (1631–1713), Presbyterian minister and writer on religion
  • Leslie Barringer
    Leslie Barringer
    Leslie Barringer was an English editor and author of historical novels and historical fantasy novels, best known for the latter.-Life:...

    , (1895–1968), editor and novelist
  • Isaac Barrow
    Isaac Barrow
    Isaac Barrow was an English Christian theologian, and mathematician who is generally given credit for his early role in the development of infinitesimal calculus; in particular, for the discovery of the fundamental theorem of calculus. His work centered on the properties of the tangent; Barrow was...

    , (1630–1677), scholar and cleric
  • John Barrow
    John Barrow (historian)
    John Barrow was an English mathematician, naval historian and lexicographer.Nothing is known of Barrow's family. He was initially a teacher of mathematics and navigation aboard ships of the Royal Navy. He retired before 1750 and devoted himself to writing and compiling dictionaries and other works...

    , (fl. 1735-1774), lexicographer, mathematician and naval historian
  • Stan Barstow
    Stan Barstow
    Stanley "Stan" Barstow FRSL was an English novelist.-Biography:Barstow was born in Horbury, near Wakefield, Yorkshire. His father was a coal miner and he attended Ossett Grammar School, he then worked as a draftsman and salesman for an engineering firm...

    , (born 1928), novelist and radio dramatist, A Kind of Loving
    A Kind of Loving
    A Kind of Loving is a novel by the English novelist Stan Barstow. First published in 1960, it has long been used as a set text in British schools...

  • Mike Bartlett, (born 1980), playwright and director
  • William Basse
    William Basse
    William Basse was an English poet. He was a follower of Edmund Spenser. He is now remembered mostly for a eulogy he wrote about Shakespeare.-Life:...

    , (c. 1583-1653/4), poet
  • Jonathan Bate
    Jonathan Bate
    Jonathan Bate CBE FBA FRSL is a British academic, biographer, critic, broadcaster, novelist and scholar of Shakespeare, Romanticism and Ecocriticism...

    , (born 1958), biographer and editor
  • H. E. Bates
    H. E. Bates
    Herbert Ernest Bates, CBE , better known as H. E. Bates, was an English writer and author. His best-known works include Love for Lydia, The Darling Buds of May, and My Uncle Silas.-Early life:...

    , (1905–1974), novelist,
    The Darling Buds of May
    The Darling Buds of May
    The Darling Buds of May is a British comedy drama which was first broadcast between 1991 and 1993 produced by Yorkshire Television for the ITV Network. It is set in an idyllic rural 1950s Kent, among a large, boisterous family. The three series were based on the novels by H. E. Bates. Originally...

  • Henry Walter Bates
    Henry Walter Bates
    Henry Walter Bates FRS FLS FGS was an English naturalist and explorer who gave the first scientific account of mimicry in animals. He was most famous for his expedition to the Amazon with Alfred Russel Wallace in 1848. Wallace returned in 1852, but lost his collection in a shipwreck...

    , (1825–1892), naturalist and explorer
  • Ralph Bates
    Ralph Bates (writer)
    Ralph Bates was an English novelist. He is best known for his writings on pre–Civil War Spain.-Life:Bates was born in Swindon, England in 1899 and as a teenager worked at the Great Western Railway factory...

    , (1899-2000), novelist
  • Elizabeth Bath
    Elizabeth Bath
    Elizabeth Bath , daughter of Edward Paddy and Mary of Falmouth, Cornwall is the author of a collection of sixty-six poems published by subscription in 1806 in Bristol. She was a member of the Society of Friends; she was married to Henry Bath Elizabeth Bath (née Paddy), daughter of Edward Paddy...

    , (1772–1856), poet
  • Richard Baxter
    Richard Baxter
    Richard Baxter was an English Puritan church leader, poet, hymn-writer, theologian, and controversialist. Dean Stanley called him "the chief of English Protestant Schoolmen". After some false starts, he made his reputation by his ministry at Kidderminster, and at around the same time began a long...

    , (1615–1691), poet, hymn writer and theologian
  • Stephen Baxter
    Stephen Baxter
    Stephen Baxter is a prolific British hard science fiction author. He has degrees in mathematics and engineering.- Writing style :...

    , (born 1957), SF novelist
  • John Bayley, (born 1925), critic and novelist
  • Ada Ellen Bayly
    Ada Ellen Bayly
    -Biography:Bayly was born in Brighton, the youngest of four children of a barrister. At an early age, she lost both her parents and she spent her youth with an uncle in Surrey and in a Brighton private school...

    , (pen name Edna Lyall, 1857–1903), novelist
  • Thomas Haynes Bayly
    Thomas Haynes Bayly
    Thomas Haynes Bayly was an English poet, songwriter, dramatist, and miscellaneous writer.The son of a wealthy lawyer in Bath, Bayly intended to become an attorney like his father, but he changed his mind and thought of entering the church, but he abandoned this idea also and gave himself to...

    , (1797–1830), poet and playwright
  • John Beadle
    John Beadle
    John Beadle , was an English clergyman, known as a diarist.-Life:Beadle matriculated at Pembroke College, Cambridge on 8 July 1613, and graduated BA in 1617. He was first rector of Little Leighs, in which capacity he signed a petition to Laud in favour of Thomas Hooker, afterwards a famous New...

    , (died 1667), diarist and cleric
  • Francis Beaumont
    Francis Beaumont
    Francis Beaumont was a dramatist in the English Renaissance theatre, most famous for his collaborations with John Fletcher....

    , (1584–1616), playwright
  • John Beaumont, (1583–1627), poet
  • Joseph Beaumont
    Joseph Beaumont
    Joseph Beaumont was an English clergyman, academic and poet.-Life:The son of John Beaumont, clothier, and of Sarah Clarke, his wife, he was born at Hadleigh, Suffolk, on March 13, 1616. He was educated at Hadleigh grammar school, and proceeded to Cambridge in 1631, where he was admitted as a...

    , (1616–1699), poet and cleric
  • Aubrey Beardsley
    Aubrey Beardsley
    Aubrey Vincent Beardsley was an English illustrator and author. His drawings, done in black ink and influenced by the style of Japanese woodcuts, emphasized the grotesque, the decadent, and the erotic. He was a leading figure in the Aesthetic movement which also included Oscar Wilde and James A....

    , (1872–1898), writer and illustrator
  • Laura Beatty
    Laura Beatty
    Laura Beatty is a writer awarded the Authors' Club First Novel Award for her 2008 novel Pollard, also shortlisted for the Ondaatje Prize. She is married with three children and lives in the middle of Salcey Forest in Northamptonshire which provided the inspiration for Pollard.She has also written...

    , (born c. 1970s), biographer and novelist
  • William Beckford
    William Thomas Beckford
    William Thomas Beckford , usually known as William Beckford, was an English novelist, a profligate and consummately knowledgeable art collector and patron of works of decorative art, a critic, travel writer and sometime politician, reputed to be the richest commoner in England...

    , (1760–1844), novelist and patron, Vathek
    Vathek is a Gothic novel written by William Beckford...

  • Lillian Beckwith
    Lillian Beckwith
    Lillian Comber, author was born in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England, and wrote under the name Lillian Beckwith. Her most notable works are a series of semi-autobiographical books that chronicle her years living in Elgol, Isle of Skye, and later on the nearby and smaller Isle of Soay...

    , (real name Lillian Comber, 1916–2004), novelist and memoirist
  • Thomas Lovell Beddoes
    Thomas Lovell Beddoes
    Thomas Lovell Beddoes was an English poet, dramatist and physician.- Biography :Born in Clifton, Bristol, England, he was the son of Dr. Thomas Beddoes, a friend of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Anna, sister of Maria Edgeworth. He was educated at Charterhouse and Pembroke College, Oxford...

    , (1803–1849), poet
  • William Bedwell
    William Bedwell
    William Bedwell was an English priest and scholar, specializing in Arabic and other "oriental" languages as well as in mathematics....

    , (1561–1632), scholar, AV translator and cleric
  • Henry Charles Beeching
    Henry Charles Beeching
    Henry Charles Beeching was an English clergyman, author and poet. He was educated at the City of London School and at Balliol College, Oxford. He took holy orders in 1882, and began work in a Liverpool parish. He later became Dean of Norwich. He gave the Clark Lecture in 1900 on The history of...

    , (1859–1919), poet and anthologist
  • Patricia Beer
    Patricia Beer
    Patricia Beer was an English poet and critic.She was born in Exmouth, Devon into a family of Plymouth Brethren. She moved away from her religious background as a young adult, becoming a teacher and academic...

    , (1919–1999), poet and critic
  • Constance Beerbohm
    Constance Beerbohm
    Constance Beerbohm was the oldest daughter of Julius Ewald Edward Beerbohm , of Dutch, Lithuanian, and German origin, who had come to England in about 1830 and set up as a prosperous corn merchant. He married an Englishwoman, Constantia Draper, and the couple had four children...

    , (1811–1892), writer
  • Julius Beerbohm
    Julius Beerbohm
    Julius Beerbohm was a Victorian travel-writer, engineer and explorer.He was the son of Julius Ewald Edward Beerbohm , of Dutch, Lithuanian, and German origin, who had come to England in about 1830 and set up as a prosperous corn merchant. He married an Englishwoman, Constantia Draper, and the...

    , (1854–1906), travel writer and explorer
  • Max Beerbohm
    Max Beerbohm
    Sir Henry Maximilian "Max" Beerbohm was an English essayist, parodist and caricaturist best known today for his 1911 novel Zuleika Dobson.-Early life:...

    , (1872–1956), comic writer and caricaturist, Zuleika Dobson
    Zuleika Dobson
    Zuleika Dobson, full title Zuleika Dobson, or, an Oxford love story, is a 1911 novel by Max Beerbohm, a satire of undergraduate life at Oxford. It was his only novel, but was nonetheless very successful...

  • Mrs Beeton
    Mrs Beeton
    Isabella Mary Beeton , universally known as Mrs Beeton, was the English author of Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management, and is one of the most famous cookery writers.-Background:...

    , (born Isabella Mary Mayson, 1836–1865), writer on cookery and housekeeping
    Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management
    Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management
    Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management was a guide to all aspects of running a household in Victorian Britain, edited by Isabella Beeton. It was originally entitled "Beeton's Book of Household Management", in line with the other guide-books published by Beeton.Previously published as a part...

  • Antony Beevor
    Antony Beevor
    Antony James Beevor, FRSL is a British historian, educated at Winchester College and Sandhurst. He studied under the famous military historian John Keegan. Beevor is a former officer with the 11th Hussars who served in England and Germany for five years before resigning his commission...

    , (born 1946), historian and novelist,
    Stalingrad (book)
    Written by Antony Beevor, Stalingrad is a narrative history of the epic battle fought in and around the city of Stalingrad during World War II, as well as the events leading up to it and those which occurred after...

  • Aphra Behn
    Aphra Behn
    Aphra Behn was a prolific dramatist of the English Restoration and was one of the first English professional female writers. Her writing contributed to the amatory fiction genre of British literature.-Early life:...

    , (1640–1689), novelist and playwright
  • Clive Bell
    Clive Bell
    Arthur Clive Heward Bell was an English Art critic, associated with formalism and the Bloomsbury Group.- Origins :Clive Bell was born in East Shefford, Berkshire, in 1881...

    , (1881–1964), art critic
  • Florence Bell
    Florence Bell
    Competitor for CanadaFlorence Jane Bell was a Canadian track and field athlete who competed mainly in the 100 metres.-Career:...

    , (1851–1930), playwright and editor
  • Gertrude Bell
    Gertrude Bell
    Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell, CBE was an English writer, traveller, political officer, administrator, and archaeologist who explored, mapped, and became highly influential to British imperial policy-making due to her extensive travels in Greater Syria, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, and Arabia. Along...

    , (1868–1926), writer and traveller
  • Josephine Bell
    Josephine Bell
    Josephine Bell was an English physician and author.She was born Doris Bell Collier in Manchester. Between 1910 and 1916 she studied at Godolphin School, then trained at Newnham College, Cambridge until 1919. At the University College Hospital in London she was granted M.R.C.S. and L.R.C.P. in...

    , (pen name also David Wintringham, 1897–1987), novelist
  • Julian Bell
    Julian Bell
    Julian Heward Bell was an English poet, and the son of Clive and Vanessa Bell . The writer Quentin Bell was his younger brother, and the writer and painter Angelica Garnett is his half-sister...

    , (1908–1937), poet
  • Mary Hayley Bell
    Mary Hayley Bell
    Mary Hayley Bell, Lady Mills was an English actress, writer and dramatist.Mary Hayley Bell was born in Shanghai, China, where her father served in the Chinese Maritime Customs Service, and the family later moved to Tianjin . It was there that she first met John Mills, although exactly when is not...

    , (1911–2005), novelist, playwright and actress
  • Thomas Bell
    Thomas Bell (zoologist)
    Thomas Bell FRS was an English zoologist, surgeon and writer, born in Poole, Dorset, UK.Bell, like his mother Susan, took a keen interest in natural history which his mother also encouraged in his younger cousin Philip Henry Gosse. Bell left Poole in 1813 for his training as a dental surgeon in...

    , (1792–1880), zoologist, surgeon and writer
  • Hilaire Belloc
    Hilaire Belloc
    Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc was an Anglo-French writer and historian who became a naturalised British subject in 1902. He was one of the most prolific writers in England during the early twentieth century. He was known as a writer, orator, poet, satirist, man of letters and political activist...

    , (1870–1953), writer and poet
  • Thomas Belt
    Thomas Belt
    Thomas Belt , an English geologist and naturalist, was born at Newcastle-on-Tyne in 1832, and educated in that city. He is remembered for his work on the geology of gold bearing minerals, glacial geology, and for his description of the mutualistic relationship between certain bullthorn Acacia...

    , (1832–1878), naturalist and geologist
  • Elizabeth Benger
    Elizabeth Benger
    Elizabeth Ogilvy Benger was an English biographer, novelist and poet.-Background:...

    , (1775-1827), poet, novelist and biographer
  • Edward Benlowes
    Edward Benlowes
    Edward Benlowes was an English poet, son of Andrew Benlowes of Brent Hall, Essex. He matriculated at St Johns College, Cambridge, in 1620, and on leaving the university he made a prolonged tour on the continent of Europe. He was a Roman Catholic in middle life, but became a convert to...

    , (1603–1676), poet
  • Alan Bennett
    Alan Bennett
    Alan Bennett is a British playwright, screenwriter, actor and author. Born in Leeds, he attended Oxford University where he studied history and performed with The Oxford Revue. He stayed to teach and research mediaeval history at the university for several years...

    , (born 1934), playwright, The Madness of George III
    The Madness of George III (play)
    The Madness of George III is a 1991 play by Alan Bennett. It is a fictionalised biographical study of the latter half of the reign of George III of Great Britain, his battle with mental illness and the inability of his court to handle his condition...

  • Anna Maria Bennett
    Anna Maria Bennett
    Anna Maria Bennett was an English novelist. Some sources give her name as Agnes Maria Bennett.Her best-known work is the epistolary novel Agnes de-Courci .-Family:...

    , (c. 1760-1808), novelist
  • Arnold Bennett
    Arnold Bennett
    - Early life :Bennett was born in a modest house in Hanley in the Potteries district of Staffordshire. Hanley is one of a conurbation of six towns which joined together at the beginning of the twentieth century as Stoke-on-Trent. Enoch Bennett, his father, qualified as a solicitor in 1876, and the...

    , (1867–1931), novelist,
    The Clayhanger Family
    The Clayhanger Family
    The Clayhanger Family is a series of novels by Arnold Bennett, published between 1910 and 1918. Though the series is commonly referred to as a "trilogy", it consists of four books; the first three novels were released in one single volume as The Clayhanger Family in 1925.-Clayhanger :The novels are...

  • Edwin Keppel Bennett
    Edwin Keppel Bennett
    Edwin Keppel Bennett, noms de plume: Francis Bennett, Francis Keppel , was an English writer, poet, Germanist, and a prominent academic...

    , (pen name Francis Bennett, 1887–1958), writer, poet and scholar
  • A. C. Benson
    A. C. Benson
    Arthur Christopher Benson was an English essayist, poet, and author and the 28th Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge....

    , (1862–1925), poet and diarist, Land of Hope and Glory
    Land of Hope and Glory
    "Land of Hope and Glory" is a British patriotic song, with music by Edward Elgar and lyrics by A. C. Benson, written in 1902.- Composition :...

  • E. F. Benson, (1867–1940), novelist and story writer, the Mapp and Lucia
    Mapp and Lucia
    Mapp and Lucia is a collective name for a series of novels by E. F. Benson, and is also the name of a television series based on those novels.-The novels:...

  • Peter Benson
    Peter Benson (author)
    Peter Benson was born in 1956 in Kent, UK and is the award-winning author of eight novels. His work has been described as ‘a far-reaching exploration into unlikely relationships’ and is characterised by the precision of its language, characterisations and approach.-Bibliography:Novels* 1987, The...

    , (born 1956), novelist
  • Robert Hugh Benson
    Robert Hugh Benson
    Robert Hugh Benson was the youngest son of Edward White Benson and his wife, Mary...

    , (1871-1914), novelist, religious writer and cleric
  • Stella Benson
    Stella Benson
    Stella Benson was an English feminist, travel writer, and novelist.-Early life:Benson was born to Ralph Beaumont Benson , a member of the landed gentry, and Caroline Essex Cholmondeley at Lutwyche Hall in Shropshire in 1892. Stella's aunt, Mary Cholmondeley, was a novelist. Stella was often ill...

    , (1892–1933), novelist, poet and travel writer
  • George Bentham
    George Bentham
    George Bentham CMG FRS was an English botanist, characterized by Duane Isely as "the premier systematic botanist of the nineteenth century".- Formative years :...

    , (1800–1884), botanist
  • Jeremy Bentham
    Jeremy Bentham
    Jeremy Bentham was an English jurist, philosopher, and legal and social reformer. He became a leading theorist in Anglo-American philosophy of law, and a political radical whose ideas influenced the development of welfarism...

    , (1748–1832), philosopher
  • Edmund Clerihew Bentley
    Edmund Clerihew Bentley
    E. C. Bentley was a popular English novelist and humorist of the early twentieth century, and the inventor of the clerihew, an irregular form of humorous verse on biographical topics...

     (1875–1956), novelist, humorist and comic poet, the clerihew
    A clerihew is a whimsical, four-line biographical poem invented by Edmund Clerihew Bentley. One of his best known is this :* It is biographical and usually whimsical, showing the subject from an unusual point of view; it pokes fun at mostly famous people...

  • Elizabeth Bentley
    Elizabeth Bentley
    Elizabeth Terrill Bentley was an American spy for the Soviet Union from 1938 until 1945. In 1945 she defected from the Communist Party and Soviet intelligence and became an informer for the U.S. She exposed two networks of spies, ultimately naming over 80 Americans who had engaged in espionage for...

    , (1767–1839), poet
  • Nicolas Bentley
    Nicolas Bentley
    Nicolas Clerihew Bentley was a British author and illustrator famous for his humorous cartoon drawings in books and magazines in the 1930s and 1940s...

    , (1907–1978), writer and illustrator
  • Phyllis Bentley
    Phyllis Bentley
    Phyllis Eleanor Bentley, OBE , was an English novelist.The youngest child of a mill owner, she grew up in Halifax in the West Riding of Yorkshire, and was educated at Halifax High School for Girls and Cheltenham Ladies' College. During World War I she worked in the munitions industry...

    , (1894–1977), novelist and biographer
  • Richard Bentley
    Richard Bentley
    Richard Bentley was an English classical scholar, critic, and theologian. He was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge....

    , (1662–1742), theologian and poet
  • Edward Berdoe
    Edward Berdoe
    Edward Berdoe was a physician during the Crimean and American Civil Wars, educated in England and Scotland. He was also an authority on the poet Robert Browning, and has been credited with writing the novel St. Bernard’s. The romance of a medical student by Aesculapius Scalpel, which went into a...

    , (1836–1916), critic, novelist and physician
  • Elisabeth Beresford
    Elisabeth Beresford
    Elisabeth 'Liza' Beresford, MBE was a British author of children's books, best known for creating The Wombles. Born into a family with many literary connections, she worked as a journalist but struggled for success until she created the Wombles in the 1960s...

    , (born 1928), children's writer, the Wombles
    The WOMBLES are a loosely aligned anarchist and anti-capitalist group based in London...

  • J. D. Beresford
    J. D. Beresford
    John Davys Beresford was an English writer, now remembered for his early science fiction and some short stories in the horror story and ghost story genres. His Hampdenshire Wonder was a major influence on Olaf Stapledon. His other science-fiction novels includeThe Riddle of the Tower, about a...

    , (1873–1947), novelist, The Hampdenshire Wonder
    The Hampdenshire Wonder
    The Hampdenshire Wonder is a 1911 science fiction novel by J. D. Beresford. It is one of the first novels to involve a wunderkind. The child in it is named Victor Stott and he is the son of a famous cricket player. This origin is perhaps a reference to H. G. Wells's father. The novel concerns his...

  • James Beresford
    James Beresford
    James Beresford was a writer and clergyman. He made translations and wrote religious books, but was chiefly known as the author of a satirical work, The Miseries of Human Life, considered to be a "minor classic in the genre".-Bibliography:This list of works is taken from Beresford's obituary,...

    , (1764–1840), satirist, translator and cleric
  • John Berger
    John Berger
    John Peter Berger is an English art critic, novelist, painter and author. His novel G. won the 1972 Booker Prize, and his essay on art criticism Ways of Seeing, written as an accompaniment to a BBC series, is often used as a university text.-Education:Born in Hackney, London, England, Berger was...

    , (born 1926), novelist,
    G. (novel)
    G. is a 1972 novel by John Berger. The novel's setting is pre-First World War Europe, and its protagonist, named "G.", is a Don Juan or Casanova-like lover of women who gradually comes to political consciousness after misadventures across the continent...

  • John Berkenhout
    John Berkenhout
    John Berkenhout was an English physician, naturalist and miscellaneous writer.Berkenhout was the son of John Berkenhout Snr, a Dutch merchant who had settled in Yorkshire, and Anne Kitchingman...

    , (1726–1791), naturalist
  • Steven Berkoff
    Steven Berkoff
    Steven Berkoff is an English actor, writer and director. Best known for his performance as General Orlov in the James Bond film Octopussy, he is typically cast in villanous roles, such as Lt...

    , (born 1937), playwright and actor
  • John Bourchier Berners
    John Bourchier, 2nd Baron Berners
    John Bourchier, 2nd Baron Berners was a statesman and translator, born at Sherfield, Hertfordshire, England, to Sir Humphrey Bourchier and Elizabeth Tilney, and educated at Oxford University. He held various Offices of State, including that of Chancellor of the Exchequer to King Henry VIII, and...

    , (1467–1533), translator and statesman
  • Juliana Berners
    Juliana Berners
    Juliana Berners , English writer on heraldry, hawking and hunting, is said to have been prioress of Sopwell nunnery near St Albans...

     or Bernes, (born c. 1388), writer on heraldry, hawking and hunting,
    The Boke of Saint Albans
    The Book of Saint Albans
    The Book of Saint Albans or The Boke of Saint Albans was the last of 8 books printed by the St Albans Press in England in 1486.It contains three essays, on hawking, hunting, and heraldry...

  • Mary Berry
    Mary Berry (writer)
    Mary Berry was an English author, born at Kirkbridge, North Yorkshire.-Walpole:She and her sister Agnes had a remarkable association with Horace Walpole...

    , (1763-1852), writer, editor and correspondent
  • Mary Berry, (born 1935), cookery writer
  • Charles Bertram
    Charles Bertram
    Charles Bertram was the author of the forged manuscript De Situ Britanniae , a spurious history that was highly influential in the reconstruction of the history of Roman Britain for over a century. It had a similar impact on the explanation of Scottish history over the same period of time...

     (1723–1765), literary forger
  • Annie Besant
    Annie Besant
    Annie Besant was a prominent British Theosophist, women's rights activist, writer and orator and supporter of Irish and Indian self rule.She was married at 19 to Frank Besant but separated from him over religious differences. She then became a prominent speaker for the National Secular Society ...

    , (1847–1933), writer and campaigner
  • Walter Besant
    Walter Besant
    Sir Walter Besant , was a novelist and historian who lived largely in London.His sister-in-law was Annie Besant.-Biography:...

    , (1836–1901), novelist and historian
  • Charles Best
    Charles Best (poet)
    Charles Best was an English poet.He was a contributor to Francis Davison's Poetical Rapsodie . The first edition of that anthology contains two pieces by Best, A Sonnet of the Sun and A Sonnet of the Moon...

    , (1570–1627), poet
  • Alfred Bestall
    Alfred Bestall
    Alfred Edmeades "Fred" Bestall, MBE , was the author and illustrator of Rupert Bear for the London Daily Express, from 1935 to 1965.-Early life:...

    , (1892–1986), children's writer and illustrator, Rupert Bear
    Rupert Bear
    Rupert Bear is a children's comic strip character, who features in a series of books based around his adventures. The character was created by the English artist Mary Tourtel and first appeared in the Daily Express on 8 November 1920. Rupert's initial purpose was to win sales from the rival...

  • Henry Digby Beste
    Henry Digby Beste
    Henry Digby Beste was an English writer and aristocratic convert to Catholicism, seen as a precursor to the Oxford Movement.-Life:...

    , (1768–1836), religious writer
  • Matilda Betham-Edwards
    Matilda Betham-Edwards
    Matilda Betham-Edwards was an English novelist, travel writer and francophile. She was also a prolific poet and wrote several children's books. She also corresponded with well-known English male poets of the day.-Biography:She was the daughter of a clergyman...

    , (1836–1919), novelist, poet and travel writer
  • John Betjeman
    John Betjeman
    Sir John Betjeman, CBE was an English poet, writer and broadcaster who described himself in Who's Who as a "poet and hack".He was a founding member of the Victorian Society and a passionate defender of Victorian architecture...

    , (1906–1984), Poet Laureate
    Poet Laureate
    A poet laureate is a poet officially appointed by a government and is often expected to compose poems for state occasions and other government events...

  • Thomas Betterton
    Thomas Betterton
    Thomas Patrick Betterton , English actor, son of an under-cook to King Charles I, was born in London.-Apprentice and actor:...

    , (1635–1710), playwright and actor
  • Edwyn Bevan
    Edwyn Bevan
    Edwyn Robert Bevan OBE, FBA was a versatile English philosopher and historian of the Hellenistic world...

    , (1870–1943), philosopher and historian
  • Elizabeth Bibesco
    Elizabeth Bibesco
    Elizabeth, Princess Bibesco was an English writer active between 1921 and 1940. A final posthumous collection of her stories, poems and aphorisms was published under the title Haven in 1951, with a preface by Elizabeth Bowen.-Childhood and youth:Elizabeth Charlotte Lucy was the first child of...

    , (1897-1945), novelist and poet
  • Tessa Biddington
    Tessa Biddington
    Tessa Biddington, is a British poet.-Life:Biddington works as a freelance trainer, raising awareness about domestic violence. She began writing in 1996. Her poetry has appeared in The New Welsh Review...

    , (born 1954), poet
  • John Stanyan Bigg
    John Stanyan Bigg
    John Stanyan Bigg was an English poet of the Spasmodic School.His major works are The Sea-King; A metrical romance, in six cantos , Night and the soul...

    , (1828–1865), poet
  • Mark Billingham
    Mark Billingham
    Mark Philip David Billingham is an English novelist whose series of "Tom Thorne" crime novels are best-sellers in that particular genre. He is also a television screenwriter and has become a familiar face as an actor and comic....

    , (born 1961), novelist
  • Thomas Bilson
    Thomas Bilson
    Thomas Bilson was an Anglican Bishop of Worcester and Bishop of Winchester. He, along with Miles Smith, oversaw the final edit and printing of the King James Bible. He is buried in Westminster Abbey in plot 232 between the tombs of Richard the Second and Edward the Third...

    , (1547–1616), theologian, AV translator and bishop
  • Andrew Bing
    Andrew Bing
    Doctor Andrew Bing was an English scholar. He was a fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge and succeeded Geoffrey King as Regius Professor of Hebrew at Cambridge...

    , (1574–1652), scholar, AV translator and cleric
  • Laurence Binyon
    Laurence Binyon
    Robert Laurence Binyon was an English poet, dramatist and art scholar. His most famous work, For the Fallen, is well known for being used in Remembrance Sunday services....

    , (1869–1943), poet and art historian
  • T. J. Binyon
    T. J. Binyon
    Timothy John Binyon was an English scholar and crime writer. He was a distant relative of the poet, Laurence Binyon....

    , (1936–2004), novelist, translator and biographer
  • Thomas Birch
    Thomas Birch
    Thomas Birch was an English historian.-Life:He was the son of Joseph Birch, a coffee-mill maker, and was born at Clerkenwell....

    , (1705–1766), historian
  • Caroline Bird
    Caroline Bird
    -Life:Bird was born in 1986. She grew up in Leeds and attended the Steiner School in York and the Lady Eleanor Holles School before moving to London in 2001. She studied English Literature at Oxford University and was president of the Oxford Poetry Society...

    , (born 1986), poet and playwright
  • Isabella Bird
    Isabella Bird
    Isabella Lucy Bird was a nineteenth-century English explorer, writer, and a natural historian.-Early life:Bird was born in Boroughbridge in 1831 and grew up in Tattenhall, Cheshire...

    , (1831–1904), travel writer and naturalist
  • Dea Birkett
    Dea Birkett
    Dea Birkett is a British writer, journalist, broadcaster and a former circus performer. She has written on social issues for The Guardian and broadcasts for BBC Radio 4...

    , (born 1958), writer
  • John Birtwhistle
    John Birtwhistle
    John Birtwhistle is a British poet whose subject-matter is often political, cultural or historical. He won an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors in 1975. He was a university lecturer in English until retirement. Some of his early work was translated by Ştefan Augustin Doinaş and...

    , (born 1947), poet and librettist
  • Samuel Bishop
    Samuel Bishop
    Samuel Bishop was a poet born in London, and educated at Merchant Taylors' School and Oxford University. He then took orders and served as Headmaster of Merchant Taylor's School . His poems on miscellaneous subjects fill two quarto volumes and the best of them are those to his wife and daughter....

    , (1731–1795), poet and essayist
  • Robert Black
    Robert Black (author)
    Robert Black was a British author of fiction and nonfiction, as well as a journalist and translator. He is chiefly remembered for his works on horse racing and a translation of François Guizot's Popular History of France, his most successful work.-Life and education:Black was born on 14 May 1829...

    , (1829–1915), fiction writer, translator and journalist
  • John Blackburn
    John Blackburn (author)
    John Fenwick Blackburn was a British novelist who wrote thrillers, horror novels, and The Flame and the Wind , an unusual historical novel set in Roman times, in which a nephew of Pontius Pilate tries to discover the facts about the crucifixion of Jesus.His horror novels are often structured as...

    , (born 1923), novelist
  • Thomas Blackburn, (1916–1977), poet
  • Malorie Blackman
    Malorie Blackman
    Malorie Blackman OBE is an author of literature and television drama for children and young adults. She has used science fiction to explore social and ethical issues. Her critically and popularly acclaimed Noughts & Crosses series uses the setting of a fictional dystopia to explore racism...

    , (born 1962), children's writer and screenwriter, the Noughts and Crosses series
  • R. D. Blackmore
    R. D. Blackmore
    Richard Doddridge Blackmore , referred to most commonly as R. D. Blackmore, was one of the most famous English novelists of the second half of the nineteenth century. Over the course of his career, Blackmore achieved a close following around the world...

    , (1825–1900), novelist,
    Lorna Doone
    Lorna Doone
    Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor is a novel by Richard Doddridge Blackmore. It is a romance based on a group of historical characters and set in the late 17th century in Devon and Somerset, particularly around the East Lyn Valley area of Exmoor....

  • Richard Blackmore
    Richard Blackmore
    Sir Richard Blackmore , English poet and physician, is remembered primarily as the object of satire and as an example of a dull poet. He was, however, a respected physician and religious writer....

    , (1654–1729), poet and religious writer
  • William Blackstone
    William Blackstone
    Sir William Blackstone KC SL was an English jurist, judge and Tory politician of the eighteenth century. He is most noted for writing the Commentaries on the Laws of England. Born into a middle class family in London, Blackstone was educated at Charterhouse School before matriculating at Pembroke...

    , (1723-1780), legal writer, jurist and judge,
    Commentaries on the Laws of England
    Commentaries on the Laws of England
    The Commentaries on the Laws of England are an influential 18th-century treatise on the common law of England by Sir William Blackstone, originally published by the Clarendon Press at Oxford, 1765–1769...

  • Algernon Blackwood
    Algernon Blackwood
    Algernon Henry Blackwood, CBE was an English short story writer and novelist, one of the most prolific writers of ghost stories in the history of the genre. He was also a journalist and a broadcasting narrator. S. T...

    , (1869–1951), novelist and short story writer
  • Caroline Blackwood, (1931–1996), novelist and critic
  • Helen Blackwood, Lady Dufferin
    Helen Blackwood, Baroness Dufferin and Claneboye
    Helen Selina Blackwood, Baroness Dufferin and Claneboye, later Helen Selina Hay, Countess of Gifford, born Helen Selina Sheridan, , was a British song-writer, composer, poet, and author...

    , (1807–1867), poet and songwriter
  • Max Blagg
    Max Blagg
    Max Blagg is a British-born poet, writer, and performer from England. Blagg has performed in New York City since 1971. He is currently a Visiting lecturer in poetry at The New School in New York City .-Life:...

    , (born 1949?), poet, writer and performer
  • Quentin Blake
    Quentin Blake
    Quentin Saxby Blake, CBE, FCSD, RDI, is an English cartoonist, illustrator and children's author, well-known for his collaborations with writer Roald Dahl.-Education:...

    , (born 1932), children's writer and illustrator
  • William Blake
    William Blake
    William Blake was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age...

    , (1757–1827), poet and artist, Songs of Innocence and of Experience
    Songs of Innocence and of Experience
    Songs of Innocence and of Experience is an illustrated collection of poems by William Blake. It appeared in two phases. A few first copies were printed and illuminated by William Blake himself in 1789; five years later he bound these poems with a set of new poems in a volume titled Songs of...

  • Helen Blakeman
    Helen Blakeman
    Helen Blakeman is a British playwright and screenwriter from Liverpool. She has written three plays. Caravan, her first, was written while she studied at Birmingham University and won her the George Devine award. Her second play, Normal, was followed by an entrance into screenwriting...

    , (born 1971), playwright and screenwriter
  • Susanna Blamire
    Susanna Blamire
    Susanna Blamire , poet, was of good Cumberland family, and received the sobriquet of The Muse of Cumberland. Her poems, which were not collected until 1842, depict Cumbrian life and manners with truth and vivacity...

    , (1747–1794), poet
  • Edward Blanchard
    Edward Litt Laman Blanchard
    Edward Litt Laman Blanchard, often referred to as E. L. Blanchard, was an English writer who is best known for his contributions to the Drury Lane pantomime. He began writing plays and other literature to support himself as a teenager after his father died...

    , (1820–1899), playwright and songwriter
  • Robert Blatchford
    Robert Blatchford
    Robert Peel Glanville Blatchford was a socialist campaigner, journalist and author in the United Kingdom. He was a prominent atheist and opponent of eugenics. He was also an English patriot...

    , (pen name Nunquam, 1851–1943), journalist, writer and campaigner
  • Nicholas Blincoe
    Nicholas Blincoe
    Nicholas Blincoe is an English author, critic and screenwriter. He is the author of six novels, Acid Casuals , Jello Salad , Manchester Slingback , The Dope Priest , White Mice , Burning Paris...

    , (born 1965), novelist and screenwriter
  • Mathilde Blind
    Mathilde Blind
    Mathilde Blind , was a German-born British poet.She was born at Mannheim, Germany, but settled in London about 1849, adopting the surname of her stepfather, Karl Blind...

    , (1841–1896), poet and biographer
  • Edward Blishen
    Edward Blishen
    Edward Blishen was an English author. He is perhaps best known for three books: A Cack-Handed War , a story set in the backdrop of the Second World War, The God Beneath the Sea , a collaboration with Leon Garfield that won the Carnegie Medal and "Roaring Boys",an honest account of teaching in a...

    , (1920–1996), writer and broadcaster
  • Walter Blith
    Walter Blith
    Walter Blith was an English writer on husbandry and an official under the Commonwealth.-Family:Blith was baptised in Allesley, Warwickshire, as the fourth and youngest son of John Blith , yeoman, a prosperous cereal and dairy farmer, and Ann, daughter of Barnaby Holbeche of Birchley Hall, Fillongley...

    , (1605–1654), writer on husbandry
  • Robert Bloomfield
    Robert Bloomfield
    Robert Bloomfield was an English labouring class poet whose work is appreciated in the context of other self-educated writers such as Stephen Duck, Mary Collier and John Clare.-Life:...

    , (1766–1823), poet
  • Charles Blount
    Charles Blount (deist)
    Charles Blount was a British deist and controversialist who published several anonymous essays critical of the existing English order.-Life:...

    , (1654–1693), controversialist
  • Evelyn, Princess Blücher
    Evelyn, Princess Blücher
    Evelyn Fürstin Blücher von Wahlstatt , diarist and memoirist, wrote a standard account of life as a civilian aristocrat in Germany during World War I.-Early life:...

    , (1876–1960), diarist and memoirist
  • Nicholas Blundell
    Nicholas Blundell
    Nicholas Blundell of Little Crosby , Lord of the Manor of Little Crosby, Lancashire, is known for his diaries, which provide information on the life of the gentry in early 18th century England....

    , (1669-1737), diarist
  • Edmund Blunden
    Edmund Blunden
    Edmund Charles Blunden, MC was an English poet, author and critic. Like his friend Siegfried Sassoon, he wrote of his experiences in World War I in both verse and prose. For most of his career, Blunden was also a reviewer for English publications and an academic in Tokyo and later Hong Kong...

    , (1896–1974), poet, author and critic
  • Anthony Blunt
    Anthony Blunt
    Anthony Frederick Blunt , was a British art historian who was exposed as a Soviet spy late in his life.Blunt was Professor of the History of Art at the University of London, director of the Courtauld Institute of Art, Surveyor of the King's Pictures and London...

    , (1907–1983), art historian and spy
  • Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
    Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
    Wilfrid Scawen Blunt was an English poet and writer. He was born at Petworth House in Sussex, and served in the Diplomatic Service from 1858 to 1869. His mother was a Catholic convert and he was educated at Twyford School, Stonyhurst and at St Mary's College, Oscott...

    , (1840–1922), poet and author
  • Ronald Blythe
    Ronald Blythe
    Ronald Blythe is an English writer and editor, best known in his native England for his Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village , a portrait of agricultural life in Suffolk from the turn of the century to the 1960s...

    , (born 1922), writer and editor,
  • Enid Blyton
    Enid Blyton
    Enid Blyton was an English children's writer also known as Mary Pollock.Noted for numerous series of books based on recurring characters and designed for different age groups,her books have enjoyed huge success in many parts of the world, and have sold over 600 million copies.One of Blyton's most...

    , (1897–1968), children's author, Noddy
  • Frederick S. Boas
    Frederick S. Boas
    Frederick Samuel Boas was an English scholar of early modern drama. He was born on 24 July 1862, the eldest son of Hermann Boas of Belfast. He attended Clifton College as a scholar and went up to Balliol College, Oxford, in 1881. During his time at Balliol his tutor was David George Ritchie...

    , (1862–1957), literary historian
  • John Ernest Bode
    John Ernest Bode
    John Ernest Bode was an Anglican priest, educator, poet, and hymnist.-Life:Born in London, he was the son of William Bode. Married with three children. Educated at Eton, the Charter House, and then at Christ Church, Oxford where he received his B.A. in 1837 and a M.A. He won the Hertford Scholarship...

    , (1816–1874), poet, hymn writer and cleric
  • John Bodenham
    John Bodenham
    John Bodenham , anthologist, is stated to have been the editor of some of the Elizabethan anthologies, viz., Politeuphuia , Wits' Theater , Belvidere, or the Garden of the Muses , and England's Helicon . Mr...

    , (1569–1610), anthologist
  • Barbara Bodichon
    Barbara Bodichon
    Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon was an English educationalist, artist, and a leading early nineteenth century feminist and activist for women's rights.-Early life:...

    , (1827–1891), educationalist and feminist
  • John Bois
    John Bois
    John Bois was an English scholar, remembered mainly as one of the members of the translating committee for the Authorized Version of the Bible...

    , (1560–1643), scholar, AV translator and cleric
  • Osbern Bokenam
    Osbern Bokenam
    Osbern Bokenam , English writer author and friar, was born, by his own account, on the 6th of October 1393. He may have been a native of Bokeham, now Bookham, in Surrey, or of Buckenham in Norfolk and derived his name from either place...

    , (c. 1393–c. 1463), literary historian and cleric
  • Robert Bolt
    Robert Bolt
    Robert Oxton Bolt, CBE was an English playwright and a two-time Oscar winning screenwriter.-Career:He was born in Sale, Cheshire. At Manchester Grammar School his affinity for Sir Thomas More first developed. He attended the University of Manchester, and, after war service, the University of...

    , (1924–1995), dramatist and screenwriter, A Man For All Seasons
    A Man for All Seasons
    A Man for All Seasons is a play by Robert Bolt. An early form of the play had been written for BBC Radio in 1954, and a one-hour live television version starring Bernard Hepton was produced in 1957 by the BBC, but after Bolt's success with The Flowering Cherry, he reworked it for the stage.It was...

  • Michael Bond
    Michael Bond
    Thomas Michael Bond, OBE is an English author, most celebrated for his Paddington Bear series of books.-Life:Bond was educated at Presentation College, a Catholic school in Reading...

    , (born 1926), children's writer,
    Paddington Bear series
  • Elizabeth Bonhôte
    Elizabeth Bonhôte
    Elizabeth Bonhôte, née Mapes was an English novelist and essayist .She was born Elizabeth Mapes in Bungay, Suffolk in 1744 and married one Daniel Bonhote, a member of the local gentry, by whom she bore two daughters. She wrote several elegies and poems in praise of the monarchy before writing her...

    , (1744–1818), novelist,
    Bungay Castle
    Bungay Castle
    Bungay Castle is in the town of Bungay, Suffolk by the River Waveney.-Details:Originally this was a Norman castle built by Roger Bigod, around 1100, which took advantage of the protection given by the curve of the River Waveney...

  • Christopher Booker
    Christopher Booker
    Christopher John Penrice Booker is an English journalist and author. In 1961, he was one of the founders of the magazine Private Eye, and has contributed to it for over four decades. He has been a columnist for the Sunday Telegraph since 1990...

    , (born 1937), writer and journalist
  • Mary Everest Boole
    Mary Everest Boole
    Mary Everest Boole was a self-taught mathematician who is best known as an author of didactic works on mathematics, such as Philosophy and Fun of Algebra, and as the wife of fellow mathematician George Boole...

    , (1832-1916), educational writer on mathematics
  • Barton Booth
    Barton Booth
    Barton Booth was one of the most famous dramatic actors of the first part of the 18th century.Booth was from Lancashire and was educated at Westminster School, where his success in the Latin play Andria gave him an inclination for the stage...

    , (1681–1733), actor and poet
  • Charles Booth
    Charles Booth (philanthropist)
    Charles Booth was an English philanthropist and social researcher. He is most famed for his innovative work on documenting working class life in London at the end of the 19th century, work that along with that of Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree influenced government intervention against poverty in the...

    , (1840–1916), social researcher,
    Life and Labour of the People in London
  • Martin Booth
    Martin Booth
    Martin Booth was a prolific British novelist and poet. He also worked as a teacher and screenwriter, and was the founder of the Sceptre Press.-Early life:...

    , (1944–2004), novelist, poet and editor
  • Stephen Booth
    Stephen Booth (writer)
    Stephen Booth is an English crime-writer. He is the author of the Derbyshire-set Cooper and Fry series.-Early and Personal Life:...

    , (born 1952), novelist
  • Brooke Boothby
    Sir Brooke Boothby, 6th Baronet
    Sir Brooke Boothby, 6th Baronet was an English linguist, translator, minor poet and landowner in Derbyshire. He was part of the intellectual and literary circle of Lichfield which included Anna Seward and Erasmus Darwin. He welcomed Jean-Jacques Rousseau to Ashbourne circles in 1766 when the...

    , (1744–1824), scholar and poet
  • Frances Boothby
    Frances Boothby
    Frances Boothby , playwright, was the first woman to have a play produced in London: her tragicomedy, Marcelia, or, The Treacherous Friend, was performed by the King's Company at the Theatre Royal in 1669 . The plot involves romantic difficulties and deceit. It is her only work extant, and little...

    , (fl. 1669-70), playwright
  • Basil Boothroyd
    Basil Boothroyd
    John Basil Boothroyd was an English humorous writer, best known for his long association with Punch. As a young man he worked for a bank, but began contributing articles to Punch, and became its assistant editor, a post in which he served for eighteen years. His career as a writer for Punch...

    , (1910–1988), writer and humorist
  • George Borrow
    George Borrow
    George Henry Borrow was an English author who wrote novels and travelogues based on his own experiences around Europe. Over the course of his wanderings, he developed a close affinity with the Romani people of Europe. They figure prominently in his work...

    , (1803–1881), novelist and travel writer,
    Romany Rye
  • Lucy M. Boston
    Lucy M. Boston
    Lucy M. Boston was an English children's writer. She is best known for the six books in the Green Knowe series .-Biography:Boston was born in Southport in Lancashire in 1892 and died in 1990...

    , (1892–1990), children's writer, Green Knowe
    Green Knowe
    Green Knowe is a series of six books written by Lucy M. Boston, published between 1954 and 1976. They feature a very old house, Green Knowe, which is based on Boston's then-residence, The Manor in Hemingford Grey, Cambridgeshire. Some books in the series feature a boy called Toseland and his...

  • Phyllis Bottome
    Phyllis Bottome
    Phyllis Forbes Dennis was a British novelist and short story writer who wrote under her birth name, Phyllis Bottome . She was born in Rochester, Kent to an American clergyman, Rev...

    , (1884–1963), novelist and psychoanalyst
  • Gordon Bottomley
    Gordon Bottomley
    Gordon Bottomley was an English poet, known particularly for his verse dramas. He was partly disabled by tubercular illness. His main influences were the later Victorian Romantic poets, the Pre-Raphaelites and William Morris.- Background :...

    , (1874–1948), poet and dramatist
  • Ronald Bottrall
    Ronald Bottrall
    Ronald Bottrall was a Cornish poet. He was praised highly by F.R. Leavis and Martin Seymour-Smith.Education: Redruth Grammar School; Pembroke College, Cambridge.- Career :...

    , (1906–1989), poet and academic
  • Marjorie Boulton
    Marjorie Boulton
    Marjorie Boulton is a British author and poet writing in both English and Esperanto.Author of Zamenhof: Creator of Esperanto — a biography of L. L...

    , (born 1924), writer and Esperantist
  • Francis William Bourdillon
    Francis William Bourdillon
    Francis William Bourdillon was a British poet and translator.-Life:Born in Runcorn, Cheshire, Bourdillon was educated at Worcester College, Oxford. He acted as tutor to the sons of Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein...

    , (1852–1921), poet
  • Thomas Edward Bowdich
    Thomas Edward Bowdich
    Thomas Edward Bowdich was an English traveller and author.He was born at Bristol and educated at Bristol Grammar School. In 1813 he married Sarah Wallis, who shared his subsequent career. In 1814, through his uncle, J...

    , (1791–1824), traveler and writer
  • Henrietta Maria Bowdler
    Henrietta Maria Bowdler
    Henrietta Maria Bowdler , commonly called Mrs. Harriet Bowdler, was an author and expurgator.-Life and works:Bowdler was the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Stuart Bowdler, and sister of John Bowdler the elder and Thomas Bowdler the elder...

    , ("Harriet", 1750–1830), religious writer, editor and expurgator
  • Jane Bowdler
    Jane Bowdler
    Jane Bowdler was a poet and essayist-Family:Jane was the eldest daughter of Thomas Bowdler of Bath, Somerset and his wife Elizabeth Stuart Bowdler, née Cotton , a religious writer...

    , (1743–1784), poet and essayist
  • John Bowdler
    John Bowdler
    John Bowdler was an English author.-Early life:He was born at Bath, Somerset on 18 March 1746, the son of Thomas Bowdler and Elizabeth Stuart, second daughter and coheiress of Sir John Cotton, 6th Baronet. John Bowdler was the eldest son of this marriage...

    , (1746-1823), religious writer and pamphleteer
  • John Bowdler
    John Bowdler the Younger
    John Bowdler the Younger , was an English author and solicitor.-Early life:Bowdler was the younger son of John Bowdler the elder. He was born in London on 2 February 1783. He was educated at Winchester, and in 1798 was placed in a London solicitor's office...

    , (1783-1815), writer and poet
  • Thomas Bowdler
    Thomas Bowdler
    Thomas Bowdler was an English physician who published an expurgated edition of William Shakespeare's work, edited by his sister Harriet, intended to be more appropriate for 19th century women and children than the original....

    , (1754–1825), writer and expurgator
  • Thomas Bowdler
    Thomas Bowdler the Younger
    Thomas Bowdler the Younger was an Anglican divine.-Life:Bowdler was the eldest son of John Bowdler the elder, born 13 March 1782. He was educated at a private school, and at St John's College, Cambridge, where he proceeded B. A. in 1803, and M.A. in 1806...

    , 1782-1856), religious writer and cleric
  • Elizabeth Bowen
    Elizabeth Bowen
    Elizabeth Dorothea Cole Bowen, CBE was an Irish novelist and short story writer.-Life:Elizabeth Bowen was born on 7 June 1899 at 15 Herbert Place in Dublin, Ireland and was baptized in the nearby St Stephen's Church on Upper Mount Street...

    , (1899–1973), novelist and story writer
  • John Griffith Bowen
    John Griffith Bowen
    John Griffith Bowen is a British playwright and novelist. He was born in Calcutta, India, studied at the University of Oxford and worked in publishing, drama and television.-Novels:...

    , (born 1924), novelist and screenwriter, Hetty Wainthropp Investigates
    Hetty Wainthropp Investigates
    Hetty Wainthropp Investigates is a genteel British crime–comedy drama television series which aired from 1996 to 1998 on BBC One. The series starred Patricia Routledge as the title character , Derek Benfield as her patient husband Robert, Dominic Monaghan as their lodger Geoffrey Shawcross...

     TV series, with David Cook
  • Marjorie Bowen, (real name Gabrielle Margaret Vere Long, 1885–1952), novelist and writer
  • Emily Bowes
    Emily Bowes
    Emily Bowes Gosse was a Victorian painter and illustrator, and writer of evangelical Christian poems and tracts.-Biography:...

    , (1806–1857), religious poet and artist
  • Mary Bowes, (1749–1800), playwright and botanist
  • Tim Bowler
    Tim Bowler
    Tim Bowler is the author of twenty books for children, teenagers and young adults. He has won 15 awards, including the Carnegie Medal, the pre-eminent UK award for children's literature, for his novel River Boy....

    , (born c. 1967), children's writer
  • William Lisle Bowles
    William Lisle Bowles
    William Lisle Bowles was an English poet and critic.-Life and career:He was born at King's Sutton, Northamptonshire, where his father was vicar. At the age of fourteen he entered Winchester College, the headmaster at the time being Dr Joseph Warton...

    , (1762–1850), poet and critic
  • Maurice Bowra
    Maurice Bowra
    Sir Cecil Maurice Bowra was an English classical scholar and academic, known for his wit. He was Warden of Wadham College, Oxford, from 1938 to 1970, and served as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford from 1951 to 1954.-Birth and boyhood:...

    , (1898–1971), scholar and wit
  • Frank Cottrell Boyce
    Frank Cottrell Boyce
    -Awards:*2004: Buch des Monats des Instituts für Jugendliteratur/Book of the Month by the Institute for Youth Literature , Millions*2004: Carnegie Medal, Millions*2004: Luchs des Jahres , Millions...

    , (born 1959), children's writer and screenwriter, Millions
    Millions (novel)
    Millions is a children's novel by Frank Cottrell Boyce, published in 2004. It was originally written solely as a screenplay for the film Millions, but screenwriter Cottrell Boyce decided to adapt it into a novel while the film was in the process of being made. It was his first novel...

  • Abel Boyer
    Abel Boyer
    Abel Boyer was a French-English lexicographer, journalist and miscellaneous writer.-Biography:Abel Boyer was probably born on 24 June 1667 at Castres, in Upper Languedoc. His father, Pierre Boyer, one of the two consuls or chief magistrates of Castres, had been suspended and fined for his...

    , (c. 1667-1729), journalist, miscellanist and translator
  • Charles Boyle
    Charles Boyle, 4th Earl of Orrery
    Charles Boyle, 4th Earl of Orrery KT PC FRS was an English nobleman, statesman and patron of the sciences....

    , (1674–1731), writer and playwright
  • Charles Boyle
    Charles Boyle (poet)
    Charles Boyle is a British poet. He has also published a novella, 24 for 3, under the pseudonym Jennie Walker....

    , (born 1951), poet
  • John Boyle
    John Boyle, 5th Earl of Cork
    John Boyle, 5th Earl of Cork and 5th Earl of Orrery, FRS was a writer and a friend of Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope and Samuel Johnson....

    , (1707–1762), writer and translator
  • Roger Boyle
    Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery
    Roger Boyle redirects here. For others of this name, see Roger Boyle Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery was a British soldier, statesman and dramatist. He was the third surviving son of Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork and Richard's second wife, Catherine Fenton. He was created Baron of Broghill on...

    , (1621–1679), playwright and statesman
  • Ernest Franklin Bozman
    Ernest Franklin Bozman
    Ernest Franklin Bozman is a British author and the editor of two editions of Everyman's Encyclopaedia.- Works :* Mountain essays * X plus Y : a novel * The traveller's return...

    , (1895-1968), writer and editor
  • Michael Bracewell
    Michael Bracewell
    Michael Bracewell is a British writer and novelist. He was born in London, and educated at the University of Nottingham.-Bibliography:*Fiction**Missing Margate **The Crypto-Amnesia Club...

    , (born 1958), novelist and writer on popular culture
  • Alison Brackenbury
    Alison Brackenbury
    -Life:She studied at Oxford. She now lives in Gloucestershire.Her work has appeared in Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Stand,-Works:* * * -Reviews:Singing in the Dark is Alison Brackenbury's seventh collection of poetry...

    , (born 1953), poet
  • Jason Bradbury
    Jason Bradbury
    Jason Bradbury is a complete tosser and children's author. His UK TV credits include a wide range of light entertainment, science and technology formats; these include The Big Breakfast, Top Gear GTI, ITV's The Web Review Show and Channel 5's The Gadget Show...

    , children's writer and TV presenter, Dot.Robot series
    Dot.Robot Series
    The Dot.Robot Series is a trilogy of techno-thrillers by Jason Bradbury. The series centres around the characters Jackson Farley, Brooke English, the Kojima Twins and Devlin Lear. The first novel in the trilogy was released on February 5, 2009...

  • Malcolm Bradbury
    Malcolm Bradbury
    Sir Malcolm Stanley Bradbury CBE was an English author and academic.-Life:Bradbury was the son of a railwayman. His family moved to London in 1935, but returned to Sheffield in 1941 with his brother and mother...

    , (1932–2000), novelist
  • Mary Elizabeth Braddon
    Mary Elizabeth Braddon
    Mary Elizabeth Braddon was a British Victorian era popular novelist. She is best known for her 1862 sensation novel Lady Audley's Secret.-Life:...

    , (1837–1915), novelist, Lady Audley's Secret
    Lady Audley's Secret
    Lady Audley's Secret is a sensation novel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon published in 1862. It was Braddon's most successful and well known novel. Critic John Sutherland described the work as "the most sensationally successful of all the sensation novels." The plot centers on "accidental bigamy" which...

  • Barbara Taylor Bradford
    Barbara Taylor Bradford
    Barbara Taylor Bradford OBE is an English novelist, and one of the world's most beloved storytellers. Her debut novel, A Woman of Substance, was published in 1979 and has sold over 32 million copies worldwide. To date, she has written 27 novels -- all bestsellers on both sides of the Atlantic...

    , (born 1933), novelist,
    A Woman of Substance
    A Woman of Substance
    A Woman of Substance is a novel by Barbara Taylor Bradford, and was published in 1979.This novel is the first of a saga about the fortunes of a retail empire and the machinations of the business elite across three generations....

  • Ernle Bradford
    Ernle Bradford
    Ernle D. S. Bradford was a noted 20th century British historian specializing in the Mediterranean world and naval topics. A keen yachtsman himself, Bradford spent almost 30 years sailing the Mediterranean, and many of his books are set there. His book, The Journeying Moon describes some of these...

    , (1922–1986), historian and writer
  • Charles Bradlaugh
    Charles Bradlaugh
    Charles Bradlaugh was a political activist and one of the most famous English atheists of the 19th century. He founded the National Secular Society in 1866.-Early life:...

    , (1833–1891), writer and freethinker
  • A. C. Bradley, (1851–1935), literary critic
  • Edward Bradley
    Edward Bradley (writer)
    Edward Bradley was an English novelist and clergyman. He was born in Kidderminster and educated at Durham University . He wrote under the name of Cuthbert M. Bede, B.A. a few novels and tales, Fairy Fables , Glencraggan , Fotheringhay , etc...

    , (pen name Cuthbert M. Bede, B. A., 1827–1889), novelist and cleric
  • F. H. Bradley
    F. H. Bradley
    Francis Herbert Bradley, OM, was a British idealist philosopher.- Life :Bradley was born at Clapham, Surrey, England . He was the child of Charles Bradley, an evangelical preacher, and Emma Linton, Charles's second wife. A. C. Bradley was his brother...

    , (1846–1924), philosopher
  • Henry Bradley
    Henry Bradley
    Henry Bradley was a British philologist and lexicographer who succeeded James Murray as senior editor of the Oxford English Dictionary .-Early life:...

    , (1845–1923), philologist and lexicographer
  • Henry Bradshaw
    Henry Bradshaw (poet)
    Henry Bradshaw was an English poet born in Chester. In his boyhood he was received into the Benedictine monastery of Saint Werburgh, and after studying with other novices of his order at Gloucester College, Oxford, he returned to his monastery at Chester.He wrote a Latin treatise De antiquitate et...

    , (c. 1450-1513), poet and monk
  • Hilary Bradt
    Hilary Bradt
    Hilary Bradt MBE is the founder of Bradt Travel Guides, a publisher which became an increasingly visible presence in the travel guide book world starting in the mid-1970s....

    , (born 1941), travel writer and publisher
  • Melvyn Bragg
    Melvyn Bragg
    Melvyn Bragg, Baron Bragg FRSL FRTS FBA, FRS FRSA is an English broadcaster and author best known for his work with the BBC and for presenting the The South Bank Show...

    , (born 1939), novelist, biographer and broadcaster
  • John Braine
    John Braine
    John Gerard Braine was an English novelist. Braine is usually associated with the Angry Young Men movement.-Biography:...

    , (1922–1986), novelist, Room at the Top
    Room at the Top (novel)
    Room at the Top , by John Braine, tells the rise of an ambitious young man of humble origin, and the socio-economic struggles undergone in realising his social ambitions in post-war Britain...

  • Richard Braithwaite
    Richard Braithwaite
    Richard Braithwaite or Brathwait was an English poet.He was born near Kendal, and educated at Oxford. He is believed to have served with the Royalist army in the Civil War...

     or Brathwait, (1588–1673), poet
  • Ernest Bramah
    Ernest Bramah
    Ernest Bramah , born Ernest Brammah Smith, was an English author. He published 21 books and numerous short stories and features. His humorous works were ranked with Jerome K Jerome, and W.W. Jacobs, his detective stories with Conan Doyle, his politico-science fiction with H.G. Wells and his...

    , (real name Ernest Bramah Smith, 1868–1942), novelist and humorist
  • James Bramston
    James Bramston
    James Bramston , satirist, educated at Westminster School and Oxford, took orders and was later Vicar of Harting. His poems are The Art of Politics , in imitation of Horace, and The Man of Taste , in imitation of Pope. He also parodied Phillips's Splendid Shilling in The Crooked Sixpence. His...

    , (1694–1744), poet and satirist
  • Barbarina Brand
    Barbarina Brand
    Brand , Barbarina, Lady Dacre was an English poet, playwright, and translator.Barbarina was the daughter of Admiral Sir Chaloner Ogle, 1st Baronet , and Hester . In 1789 she married Valentine Henry Wilmot, an officer in the guards, though they later separated. The couple had one daughter, Arabella...

    , Lady Dacre, (1768–1854), poet, playwright and translator
  • Christianna Brand
    Christianna Brand
    Christianna Brand was a British crime writer and children's author.- Background :Christianna Brand was born Mary Christianna Milne in Malaya and grew up in India. She had a number of different occupations, including model, dancer, shop assistant and governess...

    , (real name Mary Christianna Milne, 1907–1988), novelist
  • Hannah Brand
    Hannah Brand
    Hannah Brand , actress and playwright, was born in Norwich where she ran a "young Ladies Boarding School, No. 18, St. Giles's Broad-street" with her sister, Mary, until she turned to the stage...

    , (1754–1821), playwright, poet and actress
  • Jo Brand
    Jo Brand
    Josephine Grace "Jo" Brand is a BAFTA winning British comedian, writer, and actor.- Early life :Jo Brand was born 23 July 1957 in Wandsworth, London. Her mother was a social worker. Brand is the middle of three children, with two brothers...

    , (born 1957), writer and comedian
  • William Branthwaite
    William Branthwaite
    William Branthwaite was an English scholar and translator.Branthwaite studied at Clare Hall, Cambridge and, in 1584 became a founding fellow of Emmanuel College under Laurence Chaderton. This position he retained until his subsequent selection as master. He was the first of eighteen members of his...

    , (died 1620), scholar, AV translator and cleric
  • Anna Brassey
    Anna Brassey
    Anna Brassey, Baroness Brassey was an English traveller and writer. Her bestselling book, A Voyage in the Sunbeam, our Home on the Ocean for Eleven Months was published in 1878....

    , (1839-1887), travel writer
  • Angela Brazil
    Angela Brazil
    Angela Brazil was one of the first British writers of "modern schoolgirls' stories", written from the characters' point of view and intended primarily as entertainment rather than moral instruction. In the first half of the twentieth century she published nearly 50 books of girls' fiction, the...

    , (1868–1947), novelist
  • Wallace Breem
    Wallace Breem
    Wallace Breem was a British librarian and author. He was the Librarian and Keeper of Manuscripts of the Inner Temple Law Library, and wrote historical novels, including Eagle in the Snow ....

    , (1926–1990), novelist and librarian
  • Elinor Brent-Dyer
    Elinor Brent-Dyer
    Elinor M. Brent-Dyer was a children’s author who wrote over 100 books during her lifetime, the most famous being the Chalet School series.-Short Biography :...

    , (1894–1969), children's writer, the Chalet School
    Chalet School
    The Chalet School is a series of approximately sixty school story novels by Elinor Brent-Dyer, initially published between 1925 and 1970. The school was initially located in Austria, moved to Guernsey in 1939, following the rise to power of the Nazi Party, then to "Plas Howell", a house on the...

  • John Brereton
    John Brereton
    John Brereton was a gentleman adventurer and chronicler of the 1602 voyage to the New World led by Bartholomew Gosnold.Brereton recorded the first European exploration of Cape Cod and its environs...

    , (1571 or 1572-c. 1632), travel writer and explorer
  • Nicholas Breton
    Nicholas Breton
    Nicholas Breton , English poet and novelist, belonged to an old family settled at Layer Breton, Essex.-Life:...

    , (c. 1545–c. 1626), poet and tractarian
  • Richard Brett
    Richard Brett
    Richard Brett was an English clergyman and academic. During the translation of the King James Version of the Bible, Brett served in the "First Oxford Company", responsible for the later books of the Old Testament-Life:...

    , (1567–1637), scholar, AV translator and cleric
  • Simon Brett
    Simon Brett
    Simon Brett is a prolific writer of whodunnits. The son of a chartered surveyor, he was educated at Dulwich College and Wadham College, Oxford, where he got a first-class honours degree in English...

    , (born 1945), novelist and playwright
  • E. Cobham Brewer, (1810–1897), writer and cleric, Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
    Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
    Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, sometimes referred to simply as Brewer's, is a reference work containing definitions and explanations of many famous phrases, allusions and figures, whether historical or mythical.-History:...

  • Shane Briant
    Shane Briant
    Shane Briant is an actor and novelist. Briant studied Law at Trinity College Dublin but became a professional actor playing the name role in Hamlet at the Eblana theatre...

    , (born 1946), novelist and actor
  • John Bridges
    John Bridges (bishop)
    -Life:He graduated M.A. at Pembroke Hall, Cambridge in 1560, having been a Fellow there since 1556. He became Dean of Salisbury in 1577.He was appointed Bishop of Oxford on the accession of James I of England, and took part in the Hampton Court Conference, in 1604....

    , (1536-1618), tractarian and bishop
  • Robert Bridges
    Robert Bridges
    Robert Seymour Bridges, OM, was a British poet, and poet laureate from 1913 to 1930.-Personal and professional life:...

    , (1844–1930), Poet Laureate
    Poet Laureate
    A poet laureate is a poet officially appointed by a government and is often expected to compose poems for state occasions and other government events...

  • Raymond Briggs
    Raymond Briggs
    Raymond Redvers Briggs is an English illustrator, cartoonist, graphic novelist, and author who has achieved critical and popular success among adults and children...

    , (born 1934), children's writer and illustrator,
    Father Christmas
    Father Christmas
    Father Christmas is the name used in many English-speaking countries for a figure associated with Christmas. A similar figure with the same name exists in several other countries, including France , Spain , Brazil , Portugal , Italy , Armenia , India...

  • John Bright
    John Bright
    John Bright , Quaker, was a British Radical and Liberal statesman, associated with Richard Cobden in the formation of the Anti-Corn Law League. He was one of the greatest orators of his generation, and a strong critic of British foreign policy...

    , (1811–1889), orator and politician
  • Joanna Briscoe
    Joanna Briscoe
    -Early life:Joanna Briscoe was born in London in 1963. Much of her childhood was spent in the southwest of England. At the age of 10 years she moved with her family from Somerset to Jordan Manor, an isolated six-bedroomed thatched Devon long house set within of land in a valley in Dartmoor...

    , (born 1963), novelist and journalist
  • Vera Brittain
    Vera Brittain
    Vera Mary Brittain was a British writer, feminist and pacifist, best remembered as the author of the best-selling 1933 memoir Testament of Youth, recounting her experiences during World War I and the beginning of her journey towards pacifism.-Life:Born in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Brittain was the...

    , (1893–1970), writer and pacifist
  • Edwin Brock
    Edwin Brock
    Edwin Brock was a British poet. Brock wrote two of the best-known poems of the last century, Five Ways to Kill a Man and Song of the Battery Hen.-Early life:...

    , (1927–1997), poet
  • William Brock
    William Brock (pastor)
    Rev. Dr. William Brock , nondenominational and Baptist divine, first minister of Bloomsbury Chapel in Central London ; abolitionist, and supporter of missionary causes.-Early years:...

    , (1807-1875), biographer and Baptist minister
  • Alexander Brome
    Alexander Brome
    Alexander Brome was an English poet.He was by profession an attorney, and was the author of many drinking songs and of satirical verses in favor of the Royalists and in opposition to the Rump Parliament...

    , (1620–1666), poet
  • Richard Brome
    Richard Brome
    Richard Brome was an English dramatist of the Caroline era.-Life:Virtually nothing is known about Brome's private life. Repeated allusions in contemporary works, like Ben Jonson's Bartholomew Fair, indicate that Brome started out as a servant of Jonson, in some capacity...

    , (c. 1590-c. 1653), playwright,
    The Sparagus Garden
    The Sparagus Garden
    The Sparagus Garden is a Caroline era stage play, a comedy by Richard Brome. It was the greatest success of Brome's career, and one of the major theatrical hits of its period.-Performance and publication:...

  • Vincent Brome
    Vincent Brome
    Vincent Brome was an English writer, who gradually established himself as a man of letters. He is best known for a series of biographies of politicians, writers and followers of Sigmund Freud. He also wrote numerous novels, and was a dramatist.He was born and brought up in London, and educated at...

    , (1910–2004), biographer and novelist
  • Eliza Bromley
    Eliza Bromley
    Eliza Bromley was an English novelist and translator.Mrs Bromley was the widow of an army officer.-Works:*Laura and Augustus: an Authentic Story...

    , (fl. 1784-1803), novelist and translator
  • Eleanor Bron
    Eleanor Bron
    Eleanor Bron is an English stage, film and television actress and author.-Early life and family:Bron was born in 1938 in Stanmore, Middlesex, to a Jewish family of Eastern European origin...

    , (born 1938), writer and actress
  • Anne Brontë
    Anne Brontë
    Anne Brontë was a British novelist and poet, the youngest member of the Brontë literary family.The daughter of a poor Irish clergyman in the Church of England, Anne Brontë lived most of her life with her family at the parish of Haworth on the Yorkshire moors. For a couple of years she went to a...

    , (1820–1849), novelist,
    The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
    The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
    The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is the second and final novel by English author Anne Brontë, published in 1848 under the pseudonym Acton Bell...

  • Charlotte Brontë
    Charlotte Brontë
    Charlotte Brontë was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood, whose novels are English literature standards...

    , (1816–1855), novelist,
    Jane Eyre
    Jane Eyre
    Jane Eyre is a novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë. It was published in London, England, in 1847 by Smith, Elder & Co. with the title Jane Eyre. An Autobiography under the pen name "Currer Bell." The first American edition was released the following year by Harper & Brothers of New York...

  • Emily Brontë
    Emily Brontë
    Emily Jane Brontë 30 July 1818 – 19 December 1848) was an English novelist and poet, best remembered for her only novel, Wuthering Heights, now considered a classic of English literature. Emily was the third eldest of the four surviving Brontë siblings, between the youngest Anne and her brother...

    , (1818–1848), novelist and poet,
    Wuthering Heights
    Wuthering Heights
    Wuthering Heights is a novel by Emily Brontë published in 1847. It was her only novel and written between December 1845 and July 1846. It remained unpublished until July 1847 and was not printed until December after the success of her sister Charlotte Brontë's novel Jane Eyre...

  • Patrick Brontë
    Patrick Brontë
    The Reverend Patrick Brontë was an Irish Anglican curate and writer, who spent most of his adult life in England and was the father of the writers Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë, and of Branwell Brontë, his only son....

    , (born Brunty, 1777–1861), poet, writer and cleric
  • Frances Brooke
    Frances Brooke
    Frances Moore Brooke was an English novelist, essayist, playwright and translator.-Biography:Brooke was born in, Claypole, Lincolnshire, the daughter of a clergyman. By the late 1740s, she had moved to London, where she embarked on her career as a poet and playwright...

    , (1724–1789), novelist and playwright
  • Jocelyn Brooke
    Jocelyn Brooke
    Jocelyn Brooke was an English author born in Kent. He wrote several unusual and semi-autobiographical novels as well as some poetry...

    , (1908–1966), novelist, poet and biographer
  • Rupert Brooke
    Rupert Brooke
    Rupert Chawner Brooke was an English poet known for his idealistic war sonnets written during the First World War, especially The Soldier...

    , (1887–1915), poet
  • Anita Brookner
    Anita Brookner
    Anita Brookner CBE is an English language novelist and art historian who was born in Herne Hill, a suburb of London.-Early life and education:...

    , (born 1929), novelist
  • Kevin Brooks
    Kevin Brooks (writer)
    Kevin M. Brooks is an English author best known for his novels Lucas and Martyn Pig .- Johnny Delgado Series:...

    , (born 1959), children's writer
  • Shirley Brooks
    Shirley Brooks
    Charles William Shirley Brooks , journalist and novelist, born in London, began life in a solicitor's office. He early, however, took to literature, and contributed to various periodicals. In 1851 he joined the staff of Punch, to which he contributed "Essence of Parliament," and on the death of...

    , (1816–1874), novelist, playwright and poet
  • Ralph Broome
    Ralph Broome (pamphleteer)
    -Life and career:The third son of Ralph Broome of the manor of Bushton, Wiltshire, Broome was sent as a cadet to India, where he acquired Oriental languages, including Persian, and became a judge advocate with the rank of captain in the Bengal Army. While there he fathered a daughter Miriam by an...

    , (1742-1835), pamphleteer and poet
  • William Broome
    William Broome
    William Broome was an English poet and translator. He was born in Haslington, near Crewe, Cheshire and died in Bath.He was educated at Eton and Cambridge, entered the Church, and became rector of Sturston in Suffolk, and later Pulham in Norfolk and Eye in Suffolk...

    , (1689–1745), poet and translator
  • Robert Barnabas Brough
    Robert Barnabas Brough
    Robert Barnabas Brough was an English writer. He wrote poetry, novels and plays and was a contributor to many periodicals.-Life and work:...

    , (1828–1864), writer and poet
  • George Brown
    George Brown (missionary)
    George Brown was an English Methodist missionary and ethnographer.- Early life and education :George Brown was born at Barnard Castle, Durham, England, the son of George Brown, barrister, and his wife Elizabeth, née Dixon, sister of the wife of Rev. Thomas Buddle, missionary in New Zealand...

    , (1835–1917), ethnographer, diarist and missionary
  • John Brown
    John Brown (essayist)
    John Brown was an English divine and author.His father, a descendant of the Browns of Coalston, near Haddington, became Vicar of Wigton in that year...

    , (1715–1766), essayist and divine
  • Pamela Brown
    Pamela Brown (writer)
    Pamela Brown was a British writer, actress and television producer.-Literary career:Pamela Brown was just 13 when she started writing her first book, The Swish of the Curtain, in 1938. A year later, when World War II broke out, she left Colchester County High School and went to live in Wales with...

    , (1924–1989), children's writer and TV producer
  • Pete Brown
    Pete Brown
    Peter Ronald Brown is an English performance poet and lyricist.Best known for his collaborations with Jack Bruce, Brown also worked with The Battered Ornaments, formed his own group Pete Brown & Piblokto!, and worked with Graham Bond and Phil Ryan. Brown also writes film scores and formed a film...

    , (born 1940), performance poet and songwriter
  • Pete Brown
    Pete Brown (writer)
    Pete Brown is an English writer who has written extensively on the subject of beer and drinking cultures around the world. He has written three books; Man Walks Into a Pub, Three Sheets to the Wind, and Hops and Glory. Brown was born in Barnsley, South Yorkshire and now lives in...

    , (born 1968), beer writer and columnist
  • Stewart Brown
    Stewart Brown
    Dr Stewart Brown is an English poet, university lecturer and scholar of African and Caribbean Literature.-Life and Study:...

    , (born 1951), poet and scholar
  • Tom Brown
    Tom Brown (satirist)
    Tom Brown was an English translator and writer of satire, largely forgotten today save for a four-line gibe he wrote concerning Dr John Fell....

    , (1663–1704), satirist and translator
  • Anthony Browne
    Anthony Browne (author)
    Anthony Edward Tudor Browne is a British author and illustrator of children's books, with nearly forty titles to his name. He was the previous Children's Laureate.-Life and work:...

    , (born 1946), children's writer and illustrator
  • Edward Browne
    Edward Granville Browne
    Edward Granville Browne , born in Stouts Hill, Uley, Gloucestershire, England, was a British orientalist who published numerous articles and books of academic value, mainly in the areas of history and literature...

    , (1862–1926), orientalist and writer
  • Isaac Hawkins Browne
    Isaac Hawkins Browne (poet)
    Isaac Hawkins Browne is remembered as the author of some clever imitations of contemporary poets on the theme of A Pipe of Tobacco, somewhat analogous to the Rejected Addresses of a later day...

    , (1705–1760), poet
  • Moses Browne
    Moses Browne
    Moses Browne was a pen-cutter from Clerkenwell, London, England who became a poet and eventually rose amongst the ranks of the Church of England....

    , (1704–1787), poet and cleric
  • Thomas Browne
    Thomas Browne
    Sir Thomas Browne was an English author of varied works which reveal his wide learning in diverse fields including medicine, religion, science and the esoteric....

    , (1705–1782), polymath, Religio Medici
    Religio Medici
    Religio Medici is a book by Sir Thomas Browne, which sets out his spiritual testament as well as being an early psychological self-portrait. In its day, the book was a European best-seller and brought its author fame and respect throughout the continent...

  • William Browne, (c. 1590-c. 1645), poet
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning was one of the most prominent poets of the Victorian era. Her poetry was widely popular in both England and the United States during her lifetime. A collection of her last poems was published by her husband, Robert Browning, shortly after her death.-Early life:Members...

    , (1806–1861), poet
  • Oscar Browning
    Oscar Browning
    Oscar Browning was an English writer, historian, and educational reformer. His greatest achievement was the cofounding, along with Henry Sidgwick, of the Cambridge University Day Training College in 1891...

    , (1837–1923), writer and scholar
  • Robert Browning
    Robert Browning
    Robert Browning was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse, especially dramatic monologues, made him one of the foremost Victorian poets.-Early years:...

    , (1812–1889), poet
  • Alan Brownjohn
    Alan Brownjohn
    Alan Charles Brownjohn FRSL is an English poet and novelist.He was born in London and educated at Merton College, Oxford. He taught until 1979, when he became a full-time writer...

    , (born 1931), poet and novelist
  • Dorita Fairlie Bruce
    Dorita Fairlie Bruce
    Dorita Fairlie Bruce was a British children's author, most notably of the Dimsie books published between 1921 and 1941. Her books were second in popularity only to Angela Brazil's during the 1920s and '30s....

    , (1885–1970), children's writer,
    Dimsie Goes to School
    Dimsie Goes To School
    Dimsie Goes To School is the first of the Dimsie books by author Dorita Fairlie Bruce. It was first published in 1921 under the title The Senior Prefect and changed in 1925 to Dimsie Goes To School. The book was illustrated by Wal Paget....

  • Francis Bryan
    Francis Bryan
    Sir Francis Bryan was an English courtier and diplomat during the reign of Henry VIII. He was Chief Gentleman of the Privy chamber and Lord Chief Justice of Ireland. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Bryan always retained Henry's favour, achieving this by altering his opinions to conform to the...

    , (c. 1490-1550), poet and courtier
  • Samuel Egerton Brydges
    Samuel Egerton Brydges
    Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges, 1st Baronet was an English bibliographer and genealogist. He was also Member of Parliament for Maidstone from 1812 to 1818....

    , (1762–1836), bibliographer and editor
  • Anthony Buckeridge
    Anthony Buckeridge
    Anthony Malcolm Buckeridge OBE was an English author, best known for his Jennings and Rex Milligan series of children's books...

    , (1912–2004), children's writer, the Jennings
    Jennings (novels)
    The Jennings series is a collection of humorous novels of children's literature concerning the escapades of J C T Jennings, a schoolboy at Linbury Court preparatory school in England. There are 25 in total, all written by Anthony Buckeridge...

  • James Silk Buckingham
    James Silk Buckingham
    James Silk Buckingham was an English author, journalist and traveller.He was born at Flushing near Falmouth, the son of a farmer, and had a limited education. His youth was spent at sea, and in 1797 he was captured by the French and held as a prisoner of war at Corunna...

    , (1786–1855), journalist and travel writer
  • Leicester Silk Buckingham
    Leicester Silk Buckingham
    Leicester Silk Buckingham was an English dramatist, who achieved considerable popularity as a playwright, several of his free adaptations of French comedies being produced in London between 1860 and 1867.-Early life:...

    , (1825–1867), playwright and writer on history
  • Francis Trevelyan Buckland
    Francis Trevelyan Buckland
    Francis Trevelyan Buckland was an English surgeon, zoologist, popular author and natural historian. He was the son of William Buckland, the noted geologist and palaeontologist.- Life :...

    , (1826–1880), natural historian and surgeon
  • William Buckland
    William Buckland
    The Very Rev. Dr William Buckland DD FRS was an English geologist, palaeontologist and Dean of Westminster, who wrote the first full account of a fossil dinosaur, which he named Megalosaurus...

    , (1784–1856), geologist, palaeontologist and cleric
  • Henry Thomas Buckle
    Henry Thomas Buckle
    Henry Thomas Buckle was an English historian, author of an unfinished History of Civilization.- Biography :...

    , (1821–1862), historian
  • Maria Elizabeth Budden
    Maria Elizabeth Budden
    Maria Elizabeth Budden, was a novelist, translator and writer of didactic children's books, who frequently signed her work "M. E. B." or "a mother"....

    , (c. 1780-1832), children's writer
  • Eustace Budgell
    Eustace Budgell
    Eustace Budgell was an English writer and politician.Born in St Thomas near Exeter, Budgell was educated at Oxford University. His cousin, the writer Joseph Addison, took him to Ireland and got him appointed to a lucrative office...

    , (1686–1737), writer and politician
  • Frank Thomas Bullen
    Frank Thomas Bullen
    Frank Thomas Bullen , British author and novelist, was born of poor parents in Paddington, London, on 5 April 1857, and was educated for a few years at a dame school and Westbourne school, Paddington. At the age of 9 he left school and took up work as an errand boy. In 1869 he went to sea and...

    , (1857-1915), novelist and autobiographer
  • Gerald Bullett
    Gerald Bullett
    Gerald William Bullett was a British man of letters. He was known as a novelist, essayist, short story writer, critic and poet. He wrote both supernatural fiction and some children's literature....

    , (1893-1958), novelist, critic and poet
  • Edward Bulwer-Lytton
    Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
    Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton PC , was an English politician, poet, playwright, and novelist. He was immensely popular with the reading public and wrote a stream of bestselling dime-novels which earned him a considerable fortune...

    , (1803–1873, novelist, poet and playwright, The Last of the Barons
    The Last of the Barons
    The Last of the Barons is a historical novel by the English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton first published in 1843. Its plot revolves around the power struggle between the English King Edward IV and his powerful minister Earl of Warwick...

  • Robert Bulwer-Lytton
    Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton
    Edward Robert Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton, GCB, GCSI, GCIE, PC was an English statesman and poet...

    , (pen name Owen Meredith, 1831–1891), poet,
    Lucile (poem)
    Lucile was a verse novel written by Robert Bulwer-Lytton writing under the pen name Owen Meredith, and published in 1860. The poem is a narrative told in an anapaest meter...

  • Basil Bunting
    Basil Bunting
    Basil Cheesman Bunting was a significant British modernist poet whose reputation was established with the publication of Briggflatts in 1966. He had a lifelong interest in music that led him to emphasise the sonic qualities of poetry, particularly the importance of reading poetry aloud...

    , (1900–1985), poet, Briggflatts
    Briggflatts is a long poem by Basil Bunting published in 1965. The work is subtitled "An Autobiography." The title "Briggflatts" comes from the name of a meetinghouse in a Quaker community near Sedbergh in Cumbria, England...

  • John Bunyan
    John Bunyan
    John Bunyan was an English Christian writer and preacher, famous for writing The Pilgrim's Progress. Though he was a Reformed Baptist, in the Church of England he is remembered with a Lesser Festival on 30 August, and on the liturgical calendar of the Episcopal Church on 29 August.-Life:In 1628,...

    , (1628–1688), writer,
    The Pilgrim's Progress
    The Pilgrim's Progress
    The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come is a Christian allegory written by John Bunyan and published in February, 1678. It is regarded as one of the most significant works of religious English literature, has been translated into more than 200 languages, and has never been...

  • Josiah Burchett
    Josiah Burchett
    Josiah Burchett was Secretary of the Admiralty in England, a position he held for almost fifty years . He was first a clerk to Samuel Pepys, the English civil servant famous for his diary...

    , (c. 1666-1746), naval historian and secretary to the Admiralty
    The Admiralty was formerly the authority in the Kingdom of England, and later in the United Kingdom, responsible for the command of the Royal Navy...

  • Anthony Burgess
    Anthony Burgess
    John Burgess Wilson  – who published under the pen name Anthony Burgess – was an English author, poet, playwright, composer, linguist, translator and critic. The dystopian satire A Clockwork Orange is Burgess's most famous novel, though he dismissed it as one of his lesser works...

    , (real name John Burgess Wilson, 1917–1993), novelist,
    A Clockwork Orange
    A Clockwork Orange
    A Clockwork Orange is a 1962 dystopian novella by Anthony Burgess. The novel contains an experiment in language: the characters often use an argot called "Nadsat", derived from Russian....

  • Melvin Burgess
    Melvin Burgess
    Melvin Burgess is a British author of children's fiction. His first book, The Cry of the Wolf, was published in 1990. He gained a certain amount of notoriety in 1996 with the publication of Junk, which was published in the shadow of the film of Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting, and dealt with the...

    , (born 1954), children's writer,
    Junk (novel)
    Junk is a 1996 Carnegie Medal and Guardian Award-winning novel by Melvin Burgess. The book is about the experiences of a group of teenagers who fall into heroin addiction and who embrace anarchism on the streets of Bristol, England...

  • John William Burgon
    John William Burgon
    John William Burgon was an English Anglican divine who became the Dean of Chichester Cathedral in 1876. He is remembered for his passionate defence of the historicity and Mosaic authorship of Genesis and of Biblical inerrancy in general.-Biography:Burgon was born at Smyrna, the son of an English...

    , (1813–1888), poet and theologian
  • John Burgoyne
    John Burgoyne
    General John Burgoyne was a British army officer, politician and dramatist. He first saw action during the Seven Years' War when he participated in several battles, mostly notably during the Portugal Campaign of 1762....

    , (1722–1792), playwright and army officer
  • Thomas Burke
    Thomas Burke (author)
    Thomas Burke was a British author. He was born in Eltham, London.His first successful publication was Limehouse Nights , a collection of stories centered around life in the poverty-stricken Limehouse district of London...

    , (1886–1945), novelist and writer on London
  • Francis Burleigh
    Francis Burleigh
    Francis Burleigh, sometimes spelled Burghley, was an English Vicar, appointed in 1590 to Bishop's Stortford by Lancelot Andrewes. He was among Andrewes' "First Westminster Company", charged by James I of England with the translation of the first 12 books of the King James Version of the...

    , (fl. 1590-1610), AV translator and cleric
  • Francis Cowley Burnand, (1836–1917), humorist and dramatist
  • Thomas Burnet
    Thomas Burnet
    Thomas Burnet , theologian and writer on cosmogony.-Life:He was born at Croft near Darlington in 1635. After studying at Northallerton Grammar School under Thomas Smelt, he went to Clare Hall, Cambridge in 1651. There he was a pupil of John Tillotson...

    , (c. 1635-1715), theologian and cosmogonist
  • Frances Hodgson Burnett
    Frances Hodgson Burnett
    Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett was an English playwright and author. She is best known for her children's stories, in particular The Secret Garden , A Little Princess, and Little Lord Fauntleroy.Born Frances Eliza Hodgson, she lived in Cheetham Hill, Manchester...

    , (1849–1924), children's writer, The Secret Garden
    The Secret Garden
    The Secret Garden is a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It was initially published in serial format starting in the autumn of 1910, and was first published in its entirety in 1911. It is now one of Burnett's most popular novels, and is considered to be a classic of English children's...

  • Charles Burney
    Charles Burney
    Charles Burney FRS was an English music historian and father of authors Frances Burney and Sarah Burney.-Life and career:...

    , (1726–1814), music scholar and composer
  • Charles Burney
    Charles Burney (scholar)
    Charles Burney, Junior FRS, DD was an English classical scholar, schoolmaster and clergyman.-Family and education:...

    , (1757–1817), scholar, schoolmaster and cleric
  • Fanny Burney, (also known as Frances, Mme d'Arblay, 1752–1840), novelist and diarist, Evelina
    Evelina or the History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World is a novel written by English author Frances Burney and first published in 1778...

  • Frances Burney, (1776–1828), dramatist
  • James Burney
    James Burney
    James Burney was an English rear-admiral, who accompanied Captain Cook on his last two voyages.-Family:Burney was born in London, the son of the composer and music scholar Charles Burney and his wife Esther Sleepe...

    , (1750–1821), travel writer and admiral
  • Sarah Burney
    Sarah Burney
    Sarah Harriet Burney was an English novelist, the daughter of musicologist and composer Charles Burney, and half-sister of the novelist and diarist Frances Burney .- Life :Sarah Burney's mother, Elizabeth Allen, was the second wife of...

    , (1772–1844), novelist
  • Richard Burns (poet)
    Richard Burns (poet)
    -Life and work:Richard Burns was born in London into a family of musicians. He was educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge and University College London. He has lived in Greece, Italy, the UK, the US and former Yugoslavia...

    , (also writes as Richard Berengarten, born 1943), poet
  • James Burrow
    James Burrow
    Sir James Burrow, FRS, FSA , was a Legal Reporter at Inner Temple, London, and was Vice President and twice briefly President of the Royal Society. He was knighted in 1773....

    , (1701-1782), scholar, scientist and lawyer
  • Montagu Burrows
    Montagu Burrows
    Montagu Burrows was an officer in the Royal Navy and subsequently the first Chichele Professor of Modern History at Oxford University...

    , (1819–1905), naval historian and naval officer
  • Richard Francis Burton
    Richard Francis Burton
    Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton KCMG FRGS was a British geographer, explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer and diplomat. He was known for his travels and explorations within Asia, Africa and the Americas as well as his...

    , (1821–1890), writer, translator and explorer, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night
  • Robert Burton
    Robert Burton (scholar)
    Robert Burton was an English scholar at Oxford University, best known for the classic The Anatomy of Melancholy. He was also the incumbent of St Thomas the Martyr, Oxford, and of Segrave in Leicestershire.-Life:...

    , (1577–1640), polymath,
    The Anatomy of Melancholy
    The Anatomy of Melancholy
    The Anatomy of Melancholy The Anatomy of Melancholy The Anatomy of Melancholy (Full title: The Anatomy of Melancholy, What it is: With all the Kinds, Causes, Symptomes, Prognostickes, and Several Cures of it. In Three Maine Partitions with their several Sections, Members, and Subsections...

  • Charlotte Bury
    Charlotte Bury
    Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Bury was an English novelist, who is chiefly remembered in connection with a Diary illustrative of the Times of George IV .-Life:...

    , (1775–1861), novelist and poet
  • Elizabeth Bury
    Elizabeth Bury
    -Early Life:Bury was baptised 12 March 1644 at Clare, Suffolk, the day of her birth having probably been 2 March. Her father was Captain Adams Lawrence of Linton, Cambridgeshire; her mother was Elizabeth Cutts of Clare, and besides Elizabeth there were three other children. In 1648, when Elizabeth...

    , (1644–1720), diarist and polymath
  • Alban Butler
    Alban Butler
    Alban Butler , English Roman Catholic priest and hagiographer, was born at Appletree, Northamptonshire.He was educated at the English College, Douai, where on his ordination to the priesthood in 1735 he held successively the chairs of philosophy and divinity...

    , (1710-1773), writer and cleric
  • Gwendoline Butler
    Gwendoline Butler
    Gwendoline Butler is a writer of mystery fiction credited for inventing the "woman's police procedural" and known for her series of Inspector John Coffin novels. She has also published a series featuring female detective Charmian Daniels under the pseudonym Jennie Melville...

    , (born 1922), novelist
  • Joseph Butler
    Joseph Butler
    Joseph Butler was an English bishop, theologian, apologist, and philosopher. He was born in Wantage in the English county of Berkshire . He is known, among other things, for his critique of Thomas Hobbes's egoism and John Locke's theory of personal identity...

    , (1692–1752), theologian and bishop
  • Josephine Butler
    Josephine Butler
    Josephine Elizabeth Butler was a Victorian era British feminist who was especially concerned with the welfare of prostitutes...

    , (1828–1906), writer and social campaigner
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler (poet)
    Samuel Butler was a poet and satirist. Born in Strensham, Worcestershire and baptised 14 February 1613, he is remembered now chiefly for a long satirical burlesque poem on Puritanism entitled Hudibras.-Biography:...

    , (1612–1680), poet and satirist,
    Hudibras is an English mock heroic narrative poem from the 17th century written by Samuel Butler.-Purpose:The work is a satirical polemic upon Roundheads, Puritans, Presbyterians and many of the other factions involved in the English Civil War...

  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler (novelist)
    Samuel Butler was an iconoclastic Victorian author who published a variety of works. Two of his most famous pieces are the Utopian satire Erewhon and a semi-autobiographical novel published posthumously, The Way of All Flesh...

    , (1835–1902), writer and satirist,
    Erewhon: or, Over the Range is a novel by Samuel Butler, published anonymously in 1872. The title is also the name of a country, supposedly discovered by the protagonist. In the novel, it is not revealed in which part of the world Erewhon is, but it is clear that it is a fictional country...

  • Herbert Butterfield
    Herbert Butterfield
    Sir Herbert Butterfield was a British historian and philosopher of history who is remembered chiefly for two books—a short volume early in his career entitled The Whig Interpretation of History and his Origins of Modern Science...

    , (1900-1979), historian and philosopher of history
    Philosophy of history
    The term philosophy of history refers to the theoretical aspect of history, in two senses. It is customary to distinguish critical philosophy of history from speculative philosophy of history...

  • Jez Butterworth
    Jez Butterworth
    Jeremy “Jez” Butterworth is an English dramatist and film director.-Life and career:Butterworth was born in London, England, and attended Verulam Comprehensive School, St Albans and St John's College, Cambridge...

    , (born 1969), playwright,
  • Mary Butts
    Mary Butts
    Mary Frances Butts was a British modernist writer. Her work found recognition in important literary magazines such as The Bookman and The Little Review, as well as from some of her fellow modernists, T. S. Eliot, H.D. and Bryher...

    , (1890–1937), writer and poet
  • Bertha Henry Buxton
    Bertha Henry Buxton
    Bertha Henry Buxton was a British novelist and children's author.-Biography:Buxton was born on 26 July 1844, and when only a girl of eleven years amused herself by writing stories for her schoolfellows at Queen's College, Tufnell Park, London. Both her parents were Germans...

    , (1844-1881), novelist and children's writer
  • Nigel Buxton
    Nigel Buxton
    Nigel Edward Buxton is a British travel writer and wine critic, also known for appearing as BaaadDad in the Channel 4 comedy series The Adam and Joe Show, which was written and presented by his son Adam Buxton along with Adam's friend Joe Cornish.The comedy behind the character of BaaadDad is the...

    , (born 1924), travel writer and wine critic
  • A. S. Byatt
    A. S. Byatt
    Dame Antonia Susan Duffy, DBE is an English novelist, poet and Booker Prize winner...

    , (born 1936), novelist,
    Possession: A Romance
    Possession: A Romance
    Possession: A Romance is a 1990 bestselling novel by British writer A. S. Byatt. It is a winner of the Man Booker Prize.Part historical as well as contemporary fiction, the title Possession refers to issues of ownership and independence between lovers, the practice of collecting historically...

  • John Byrom
    John Byrom
    John Byrom or John Byrom of Kersal or John Byrom of Manchester FRS was an English poet and inventor of a revolutionary system of shorthand. He is also remembered as the writer of the lyrics of Anglican hymn Christians Awake, salute the happy morn.- Early life :John Byrom was descended from an old...

    , (1692–1763), poet
  • John Byron
    John Byron
    Vice Admiral The Hon. John Byron, RN was a Royal Navy officer. He was known as Foul-weather Jack because of his frequent bad luck with weather.-Early career:...

    , (1723–1786), memoirist and admiral
  • Lord Byron, (1777–1824), poet, Don Juan
    Don Juan
    Don Juan is a legendary, fictional libertine whose story has been told many times by many authors. El burlador de Sevilla y convidado de piedra by Tirso de Molina is a play set in the fourteenth century that was published in Spain around 1630...

  • Robert Byron
    Robert Byron
    Robert Byron was a British travel writer, best known for his travelogue The Road to Oxiana. He was also a noted writer, art critic and historian....

    , (1905–1941), travel writer,
    The Road to Oxiana
    The Road to Oxiana
    The Road to Oxiana is a travelogue by Robert Byron, first published in 1937. It is considered by many modern travel writers to be the first example of great travel writing. The word "Oxiana" in the title refers to the region along Afghanistan's northern border.The book is an account of Byron's...

  • Ingram Bywater
    Ingram Bywater
    Ingram Bywater was an English classical scholar.He was born in London. He was educated at University College School and King's College School, then at Queens College, Oxford...

    , (1840–1914), scholar and editor


  • Florence Caddy
    Florence Caddy
    Florence Caddy was an English writer.She was born in Middlesex, England 1837, as Florence Tompson. She married John Turner Caddy in 1857 in London and had five children, John Francis in 1857, Florence in 1863, Arnold in 1866, Hermione Helena in 1869 and Adrian in 1879...

    , (1837–1923), writer
  • Hall Caine
    Hall Caine
    Sir Thomas Henry Hall Caine CH, KBE , usually known as Hall Caine, was a Manx author. He is best known as a novelist and playwright of the late Victorian and the Edwardian eras. In his time he was exceedingly popular, and at the peak of his success his novels outsold those of his...

    , (1853–1931), romantic novelist and playwright
  • Mona Caird
    Mona Caird
    Mona Caird was a Scottish novelist and essayist whose feminist views sparked controversy in the late 19th century...

    , (1854–1932), essayist, reformer and feminist
  • Maria Callcott
    Maria Callcott
    Maria Graham , later Maria, Lady Callcott , was a British writer of travel books and children's books, and also an accomplished illustrator....

    , (1785-1842), children's writer, travel writer, and illustrator
  • Brian Callison
    Brian Callison
    Brian Callison is a UK novelist known for his best-selling thrillers and sea stories. Born in Manchester, England in 1934, he was educated at the High School of Dundee, and went to sea at the age of 16 as a midshipman with the Blue Funnel Line, sailing aboard cargo ships between ports in Europe...

    , (born 1932), novelist
  • Charles Stuart Calverley
    Charles Stuart Calverley
    Charles Stuart Calverley was an English poet and wit. He was the literary father of what has been called "the university school of humour".-Early life:...

    , (1831–1884), poet and translator
  • Roland Camberton
    Roland Camberton
    Roland Camberton was a British writer whose real name was Henry Cohen, though his family also knew him as Harry. He won the 1951 Somerset Maugham Award, given to authors under the age of 35, for his novel Scamp...

    , (real name Henry Cohen, 1921–1965), novelist
  • Ada Cambridge
    Ada Cambridge
    Ada Cambridge , later known as Ada Cross, was an English writer.Overall she wrote more than twenty-five works of fiction, three volumes of poetry and two autobiographical works...

    , (1844–1926), novelist and poet
  • William Camden
    William Camden
    William Camden was an English antiquarian, historian, topographer, and officer of arms. He wrote the first chorographical survey of the islands of Great Britain and Ireland and the first detailed historical account of the reign of Elizabeth I of England.- Early years :Camden was born in London...

    , (1551–1623), historian and antiquarian
  • Thomas Campion
    Thomas Campion
    Thomas Campion was an English composer, poet and physician. He wrote over a hundred lute songs; masques for dancing, and an authoritative technical treatise on music.-Life:...

    , (1567–1620), poet and composer
  • Denis Cannan
    Denis Cannan
    Denis Cannan was a British dramatist, playwright and script writer. Born Denis Pullein-Thompson, the son of Captain Harold J. Pullein-Thompson and novelist Joanna Cannan, he changed his name by deed poll in 1964. His younger sisters were Josephine, Diana and Christine Pullein-Thompson.Born in...

    , (born 1919), playwright and screenwriter, Dear Daddy
    Dear Daddy
    Dear Daddy is a 1976 play written by English playwright Denis Cannan, first staged at the Ambassadors Theatre in London's West End.-Productions:Opening night cast* Nigel Patrick as Bernard* Isabel Dean as Mary* Jennifer Hilary as Gillian...

  • Gilbert Cannan
    Gilbert Cannan
    Gilbert Cannan was a British novelist and dramatist.-Early life:Born in Manchester of Scottish descent, he got on badly with his family, and in 1897 he was sent to live in Oxford with the economist Edwin Cannan...

    , (1884–1955), novelist and translator
  • Joanna Cannan
    Joanna Cannan
    Joanna Cannan was a writer of pony books and detective novels. Her pony books were aimed primarily at children.Youngest daughter of Oxford don Charles Cannan and Mary Wedderburn, also cousin of Gilbert Cannan, it is perhaps her children she is best known for, being mother to Josephine...

    , (1898–1961), novelist and children's writer
  • May Wedderburn Cannan
    May Wedderburn Cannan
    May Wedderburn Cannan was a British poet who was active in World War I.-Early life:She was the second of three daughters of Charles Cannan, Dean of Trinity College, Oxford .In 1911, at the age of 18 she joined the Voluntary Aid Detachment, training as a nurse and eventually reaching...

    , (1893–1973), poet and autobiographer
  • Dorothy Cannell
    Dorothy Cannell
    Dorothy Cannell is an English-American writer. She writes mysteries featuring Ellie Haskell, interior decorator and Ben Haskell, writer and chef, and Hyacinth and Primrose Tramwell, a pair of dotty sisters and owners of the Flowers Detection Agency...

    , (born 1943), novelist
  • William Canton
    William Canton
    William Canton was a British poet, journalist and writer, now best known for his contributions to children's literature. These include his series of three books, beginning with The Invisible Playmate, written for his daughter Winifred Vida...

    , (1845–1926), poet and children's writer
  • Edward Capell
    Edward Capell
    Edward Capell , English Shakespearian critic, was born at Troston Hall in Suffolk.-Biography:Through the influence of the Duke of Grafton he was appointed to the office of deputy-inspector of plays in 1737, with a salary of £200 per annum, and in 1745 he was made groom of the privy chamber through...

    , (1713–1781), Shakespearean scholar
  • John Capgrave
    John Capgrave
    John Capgrave was an English historian, hagiographer and scholastic theologian-Schooling:Capgrave was born in Bishop's Lynn, now King's Lynn, Norfolk – "My cuntre is Northfolke, of the town of Lynne"...

    , (1393–1464), theologian and historian
  • Thomas Carew
    Thomas Carew
    Thomas Carew was an English poet, among the 'Cavalier' group of Caroline poets.-Biography:He was the son of Sir Matthew Carew, master in chancery, and his wife, Alice daughter of Sir John Rivers, Lord Mayor of the City of London and widow of Ingpen...

    , (1595–1640), poet
  • Henry Carey
    Henry Carey (writer)
    Henry Carey was an English poet, dramatist and song-writer. He is remembered as an anti-Walpolean satirist and also as a patriot. Several of his melodies continue to be sung today, and he was widely praised in the generation after his death...

    , (1687–1743), poet, playwright and song-writer, Sally in Our Alley
    Sally in Our Alley
    Sally in Our Alley is a British romantic comedy drama film made at Ealing Studios. It was directed by Maurice Elvey and starred Gracie Fields, Ian Hunter, and Florence Desmond....

  • Mary Carey, Lady Carey
    Mary Carey, Lady Carey
    Mary Carey, Lady Carey, . She was the author of poems and meditations.Mary Carey was the daughter of Sir John Jackson. She married Pelham Carey, son of Henry, 4th Lord Hunsdon, who was created Viscount Rochford by King James I on 6 July 1621. He was later created 1st Earl of Dover by King Charles I...

    , (c. 1609-c. 1680), poet
  • Rosa Nouchette Carey
    Rosa Nouchette Carey
    Rosa Nouchette Carey was an English children's novelist.-Life:Born in Stratford-le-Bow, Rosa was the sixth of the seven children of William Henry Carey , shipbroker, and his wife, Maria Jane , daughter of Edward J. Wooddill. She was brought up in London at Tryons Road, Hackney, Middlesex and in...

    , (1840-1909), novelist and children's writer
  • Robert Carliell
    Robert Carliell
    Robert Carliell or Carleill was an English poet.Carliell is remembered mainly for a verse defence of the new Church of England and a diatribe against the Roman Catholic Church: Britaine's glorie, or An allegoricall dreame with the exposition thereof: containing The Heathens infidelitie in...

    , (died c. 1622), poet
  • Edward Carpenter
    Edward Carpenter
    Edward Carpenter was an English socialist poet, socialist philosopher, anthologist, and early gay activist....

    , (1844–1929), poet, social critic and philosopher
  • Humphrey Carpenter
    Humphrey Carpenter
    Humphrey William Bouverie Carpenter was an English biographer, writer, and radio broadcaster.-Biography:...

    , (1946–2005), biographer and broadcaster
  • Barbara Comyns Carr
    Barbara Comyns Carr
    - Early life :Barbara Irene Veronica Bayley was born in the Warwickshire village of Bidford-on-Avon in 1907. She was one of six children and the family home was Bell Court on the banks of the River Avon...

    , (1907–1992), novelist and artist
  • J. L. Carr
    J. L. Carr
    Joseph Lloyd Carr ; who called himself "Jim" or even "James," was an English novelist, publisher, teacher, and eccentric.-Biography:...

    , (1912–1994), novelist and school textbook writer
  • Lewis Carroll
    Lewis Carroll
    Charles Lutwidge Dodgson , better known by the pseudonym Lewis Carroll , was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, as well as the poems "The Hunting of the...

    , (real name Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, 1832–1898), children's writer and mathematician, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures...

  • Angela Carter
    Angela Carter
    Angela Carter was an English novelist and journalist, known for her feminist, magical realism, and picaresque works...

    , (1940–1992), novelist,
    The Magic Toyshop
    The Magic Toyshop
    The Magic Toyshop is a British novel by Angela Carter. It follows the development of the heroine, Melanie, as she becomes aware of herself, her environment, and her own sexuality.- Plot Summary :...

  • Elizabeth Carter
    Elizabeth Carter
    Elizabeth Carter was an English poet, classicist, writer and translator, and a member of the Bluestocking Circle.-Biography:...

    , (17171806), poet, translator and bluestocking
    Blue Stockings Society (England)
    The Blue Stockings Society was an informal women's social and educational movement in England in the mid-18th century. The society emphasized education and mutual co-operation rather than the individualism which marked the French version....

  • Barbara Cartland
    Barbara Cartland
    Dame Barbara Hamilton Cartland, DBE, CStJ , was an English author, one of the most prolific authors of the 20th century...

    , (1901–2000), novelist
  • George Cartwright
    George Cartwright (trader)
    George Cartwright , trader, explorer, born in Marnham, England, died unmarried in nearby Mansfield, England....

    , (1739–1819), diarist and explorer
  • Justin Cartwright
    Justin Cartwright
    Justin Cartwright is a British novelist.He was born in South Africa, where his father was the editor of the Rand Daily Mail newspaper, and was educated there, in the United States and at Trinity College, Oxford. Cartwright has worked in advertising and has directed documentaries, films and...

    , (born 1945), novelist
  • William Cartwright, (1611–1643), playwright
  • Elizabeth Cary, (1585–1639), poet and playwright, The Tragedy of Marian, the Fair Queen of Jewry
    The Tragedy of Mariam
    The Tragedy of Mariam, the Fair Queen of Jewry is a Jacobean era closet drama written by Elizabeth Tanfield Cary, and first published in 1613. The play is the first work by a woman that was published under her own name. The play received only marginal attention until the 1970's, when feminist...

  • Henry Francis Cary
    Henry Francis Cary
    Henry Francis Cary was a British author and translator, best known for his blank verse translation of The Divine Comedy of Dante.-Biography:Henry Francis Cary was born in Gibraltar, on 6 December 1772...

    , (1772–1844), translator and critic
  • Lucius Cary
    Lucius Cary, 2nd Viscount Falkland
    Lucius Cary, 2nd Viscount Falkland was an English author and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1640 to 1642...

    , (Lord Falkland, 1610–1643), poet, writer and politician
  • Patrick Cary
    Patrick Cary
    Patrick Cary was an English poet, an early user in English of the triolet form.-Life:He was a younger son of Henry Cary, 1st Viscount Falkland, by Elizabeth Cary née Tanfield. At an early age he was sent to France, to be brought up a Catholic...

     or Carey, (c. 1624-1658), poet
  • John Caryll
    John Caryll (senior)
    John Caryll , 1st Baron Caryll of Durford in the Jacobite Peerage, was a poet, dramatist, and diplomat; not to be confused with his nephew, John Caryll, the dedicatee of Alexander Pope's Rape of the Lock....

    , (1625–1711), poet, playwright and diplomat
  • Egerton Castle
    Egerton Castle
    Egerton Castle M.A., F.S.A. was a Victorian era author, antiquarian, and swordsman, and an early practitioner of reconstructed historical fencing, as well as the captain of the British épée and saber teams at the 1908 Olympics.He was born into a wealthy family; his maternal grandfather was the...

    , (1858-1920), novelist (with his wife Agnes) and fencer
  • Sarah Caudwell
    Sarah Caudwell
    Sarah Caudwell was the pseudonym of Sarah Cockburn , a British barrister and writer of detective stories.She is best known for a series of four murder stories written between 1980 and 1999, centred around the lives of a group of young barristers practicing in Lincoln’s Inn and narrated by a Hilary...

    , (real name Sarah Cockburn, 1939–2000), novelist
  • Charles Causley
    Charles Causley
    Charles Stanley Causley, CBE, FRSL was a Cornish poet, schoolmaster and writer. His work is noted for its simplicity and directness and for its associations with folklore, especially when linked to his native Cornwall....

    , (1917–2003), poet and editor
  • David Caute
    David Caute
    John David Caute is a British author, novelist, playwright, historian and journalist.Caute was educated at Edinburgh Academy, Wellington, Wadham College, Oxford and St Antony's College, Oxford. A Henry Fellow at Harvard, he was elected a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford in 1959, but resigned in...

    , (born 1936), novelist and historian
  • Tiberius Cavallo
    Tiberius Cavallo
    Tiberius Cavallo was an Italian physicist and natural philosopher.-Life:He was born at Naples, where his father was a physician....

    , (1749-1809), natural philosopher
  • George Cavendish, (1494-c. 1652), biographer and poet
  • Jane Cavendish, (later Jane Cheyne, 1621–1669), poet and playwright
  • Margaret Cavendish
    Margaret Cavendish
    Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne was an English aristocrat, a prolific writer, and a scientist. Born Margaret Lucas, she was the youngest sister of prominent royalists Sir John Lucas and Sir Charles Lucas...

    , Duchess of Newcastle, (1623–1673), poet, novelist and playwright
  • William Cavendish, (1592–1676), polymath
  • William Caxton
    William Caxton
    William Caxton was an English merchant, diplomat, writer and printer. As far as is known, he was the first English person to work as a printer and the first to introduce a printing press into England...

    , (c. 1415/22-c. 1492), printer and translator
  • Lord David Cecil
    Lord David Cecil
    Edward Christian David Gascoyne-Cecil, CH , was a British biographer, historian and academic. He held the style of 'Lord' by courtesy, as a younger son of a marquess.-Early life and studies:...

    , (1902–1986), scholar and biographer
  • Dorothea Celesia
    Dorothea Celesia
    Dorothea Celesia was a poet and playwright best known for Almida, her translation of Voltaire's Tancrède ....

    , (born Mallet, 1738–1790), poet and translator
  • Susanna Centlivre
    Susanna Centlivre
    Susanna Centlivre born Susanna Freeman, also known professionally as Susanna Carroll, was an English poet, actress and one of the premier dramatists of the 18th century. During her long career at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, she became known as the Second Woman of the English Stage after Aphra Behn...

    , (earlier pen name Carroll, 1667–1723), playwright, poet and actress
  • Laurence Chaderton
    Laurence Chaderton
    Laurence Chaderton was an English Puritan divine, and one of the translators of the King James Version of the Bible.-Life:...

    , (c. 1536-1640), theologian, AV translator and cleric
  • John Chalkhill
    John Chalkhill
    John Chalkhill was an English poet.Two songs by him are included in Izaak Walton's Compleat Angler, and in 1683 appeared Thealma and Clearchus. A Pastoral History in smooth and easie Verse...

    , (fl. 1600?), poet
  • Thomas Chaloner
    Thomas Chaloner (statesman)
    Sir Thomas Chaloner was an English statesman and poet.-Life:He was the son of Roger Chaloner, mercer of London, a descendant of the Denbighshire Chaloners...

    , (1521–1565), poet, translator and statesman
  • William Chamberlayne, (1619–1689), poet
  • Aidan Chambers
    Aidan Chambers
    Aidan Chambers is an award-winning British writer of novels for children and young adults.- Life and work :Born near Chester-le-Street, County Durham in 1934, Chambers was an only child, and a poor scholar; considered "slow" by his teachers, he did not learn to read fluently until the age of nine...

    , (born 1934), children's writer, Postcards from No Man's Land
    Postcards from No Man's Land
    Postcards from No Man's Land is a young adult novel by Aidan Chambers. The book follows the experiences of 17-year-old Jacob Todd as he visits Amsterdam during the commemmoration of the Battle of Arnhem, in which his grandfather fought....

  • E. K. Chambers, (1866–1954), literary historian
  • Ephraim Chambers
    Ephraim Chambers
    Ephraim Chambers was an English writer and encyclopaedist, who is primarily known for producing the Cyclopaedia, or a Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences.-Early life:...

    , (c. 1680-1740), writer and encyclopedist,
    Cyclopaedia, or an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences
  • Meira Chand
    Meira Chand
    Meira Chand is a novelist born in London of Indian and Swiss descent. After living in both Japan and India, she currently resides in Singapore, and the majority of her novels are based in Japan or India. Her novels examine cultural conflict and the position of the existential outsider...

    , (born 1943?), novelist
  • Mary Chandler
    Mary Chandler
    Mary Chandler was an English poet. George Crabb writes that she left several poems, ‘the most esteemed of which was her “Bath”’.-Life:...

    , (1687–1745), poet
  • Raymond Chandler
    Raymond Chandler
    Raymond Thornton Chandler was an American novelist and screenwriter.In 1932, at age forty-five, Raymond Chandler decided to become a detective fiction writer after losing his job as an oil company executive during the Depression. His first short story, "Blackmailers Don't Shoot", was published in...

    , (1888–1959), crime writer
  • Henry Channon
    Henry Channon
    Sir Henry "Chips" Channon was an American-born British Conservative politician, author and diarist. Channon moved to England in 1920 and became strongly anti-American, feeling that American cultural and economic views threatened traditional European and British civilisation. He wrote extensively...

    , ("Chips", 1897-1958), writer, diarist and politician
  • George Chapman
    George Chapman
    George Chapman was an English dramatist, translator, and poet. He was a classical scholar, and his work shows the influence of Stoicism. Chapman has been identified as the Rival Poet of Shakespeare's Sonnets by William Minto, and as an anticipator of the Metaphysical Poets...

    , (1559–1634), poet, playwright and translator
  • Guy Chapman, (1889–1972), writer and historian
  • Hester Chapone
    Hester Chapone
    Hester Chapone , writer of conduct books for women, was born on 27 October 1727 at Twywell, Northamptonshire,The daughter of Thomas Mulso , a gentleman farmer, and his wife , a daughter of Colonel Thomas, Hester wrote a romance at the age of nine, 'The Loves of Amoret and Melissa', which earned...

    , (1727–1801), writer and bluestocking
  • Charlotte Charke
    Charlotte Charke
    Charlotte Charke was an English actress, playwright, novelist, autobiographer, and noted transvestite. She acted on the stage from the age of 17, mainly in breeches roles, and took to wearing male clothing off the stage...

    , (born Cibber, 1713–1760), writer and actress
  • Elizabeth Charles
    Elizabeth Charles
    Elizabeth Rundle Charles was an English writer.She was born at Tavistock, Devon, the daughter of John Rundle, MP. Some of her youthful poems won the praise of Tennyson, who read them in manuscript. In 1851 she married Andrew Paton Charles...

    , (1828–1896), novelist and religious writer
  • Gerda Charles
    Gerda Charles
    Gerda Charles was the pseudonym of Edna Lipson , an award-winning Anglo-Jewish novelist and author. She was born in Liverpool and spent her early years there. Her father died when Edna was a year old, throwing the family into poverty. At the age of 15, Edna moved to London with her mother...

    , (real name Edna Lipson, 1914–1996), novelist and anthologist
  • Maria Louisa Charlesworth
    Maria Louisa Charlesworth
    Maria Louisa Charlesworth was an English author of religious books....

    , (1819–1880), children's writer
  • Leslie Charteris
    Leslie Charteris
    Leslie Charteris , born Leslie Charles Bowyer-Yin, was a half-Chinese, half English author of primarily mystery fiction, as well as a screenwriter. He was best known for his many books chronicling the adventures of Simon Templar, alias "The Saint."-Early life:Charteris was born to a Chinese father...

    , (born Leslie Charles Bowyer-Yin, 1907–1993), novelist, Simon Templar
    Simon Templar
    Simon Templar is a British fictional character known as The Saint featured in a long-running series of books by Leslie Charteris published between 1928 and 1963. After that date, other authors collaborated with Charteris on books until 1983; two additional works produced without Charteris’s...

  • James Hadley Chase
    James Hadley Chase
    James Hadley Chase is the best-known pseudonym of the British writer Rene Brabazon Raymond who also wrote under the names James L. Docherty, Ambrose Grant, and Raymond Marshall. Chase is one of the best known thriller writers of all time...

    , (born Rene Brabazon Raymond, other pen names James L. Docherty, Ambrose Grant, and Raymond Marshall, (1906–1985), novelist
  • Debjani Chatterjee
    Debjani Chatterjee
    Debjani Chatterjee MBE is an Indian-born British poet. She was born in Delhi but now lives in Sheffield, England. She had lived in India, Japan, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Egypt, and Morocco, before coming to Britain in 1972...

    , (born 1952), poet, translator and children's writer
  • Georgiana Chatterton
    Henrietta Georgiana Marcia Lascelles Chatterton
    Henrietta Georgiana Marcia Lascelles Chatterton, Lady Chatterton Henrietta Georgiana Marcia Lascelles Chatterton, Lady Chatterton Henrietta Georgiana Marcia Lascelles Chatterton, Lady Chatterton (née Iremonger; other married name Dering] (11 November 1806– 6 February 1876), was a British traveler...

    , (1806–1876), travel writer, novelist and poet
  • Thomas Chatterton
    Thomas Chatterton
    Thomas Chatterton was an English poet and forger of pseudo-medieval poetry. He died of arsenic poisoning, either from a suicide attempt or self-medication for a venereal disease.-Childhood:...

    , (pseudonym Thomas Rowley, 1752–1770), poet
  • Beth Chatto
    Beth Chatto
    Beth Chatto, OBE is a British plantswoman, garden designer and author best known for creating the Beth Chatto Gardens near Elmstead Market, in the English county of Essex. She is also known for writing a number of books on gardening for specific conditions. She has lectured throughout the UK,...

    , (born 1923), gardening writer
  • Bruce Chatwin
    Bruce Chatwin
    Charles Bruce Chatwin was an English novelist and travel writer. He won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel On the Black Hill...

    , (1940–1989), novelist and travel writer
  • Geoffrey Chaucer
    Geoffrey Chaucer
    Geoffrey Chaucer , known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages and was the first poet to have been buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey...

    , (c. 1343–1400), poet and courtier, The Canterbury Tales
    The Canterbury Tales
    The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century. The tales are told as part of a story-telling contest by a group of pilgrims as they travel together on a journey from Southwark to the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at...

  • Cris Cheek
    Cris Cheek
    Cris Cheek is a British poet, artist, interdisciplinary performer and academic currently resident at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Born in London in 1955, he lived and worked there until the early 1990s. One early influence was working alongside Bob Cobbing at the Poetry Society and the...

    , (born 1955), poet and performer
  • John Cheke
    John Cheke
    Sir John Cheke was an English classical scholar and statesman, notable as the first Regius Professor of Greek at Cambridge University....

    , (1514–1557), classical scholar and translator
  • George Tomkyns Chesney
    George Tomkyns Chesney
    Sir George Tomkyns Chesney, KCB, CSI, CIE , British Army general, brother of Colonel Charles Cornwallis Chesney.-Biography:...

    , (1830–1895), novelist and army officer,
    The Battle of Dorking
    The Battle of Dorking
    The Battle of Dorking: Reminiscences of a Volunteer is a 1871 novel by George Tomkyns Chesney, starting the genre of invasion literature and an important precursor of science fiction...

  • G. K. Chesterton
    G. K. Chesterton
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton, KC*SG was an English writer. His prolific and diverse output included philosophy, ontology, poetry, plays, journalism, public lectures and debates, literary and art criticism, biography, Christian apologetics, and fiction, including fantasy and detective fiction....

    , (1874–1936), novelist, poet and essayist, Father Brown
    Father Brown
    Father Brown is a fictional character created by English novelist G. K. Chesterton, who stars in 52 short stories, later compiled in five books. Chesterton based the character on Father John O'Connor , a parish priest in Bradford who was involved in Chesterton's conversion to Catholicism in 1922...

  • Henry Chettle
    Henry Chettle
    Henry Chettle was an English dramatist and miscellaneous writer of the Elizabethan era.The son of Robert Chettle, a London dyer, he was apprenticed in 1577 and became a member of the Stationer's Company in 1584, traveling to Cambridge on their behalf in 1588. His career as a printer and author is...

    , (c. 1564–c. 1607), playwright
  • William Rufus Chetwood
    William Rufus Chetwood
    William Rufus Chetwood was an English or Anglo-Irish publisher and bookseller, and a prolific writer of plays and adventure novels. He also penned a valuable General History of the Stage.-Publishing and prompting:...

    , (d. 1766), playwright, novelist and publisher
  • Peter Cheyney
    Peter Cheyney
    Reginald Evelyn Peter Southouse Cheyney, known as Peter Cheyney, was a British crime fiction writer who flourished between 1936 and 1951...

    , (1896–1951), novelist,
    Can Ladies Kill?
    Can Ladies Kill?
    Can Ladies Kill? is a crime novel by British author Peter Cheyney first published in 1938 by William Collins, Sons & Co. Ltd. Set in San Francisco and featuring Cheyney's creation, G-Man Lemmy Caution, it belongs to the hardboiled school of crime writing....

  • Josiah Child
    Josiah Child
    Sir Josiah Child of Wanstead, 1st Baronet , English merchant, economist proponent of mercantilism and governor of the East India Company, was born in London, the second son of Richard Child, a London merchant of old family.-Family:...

    , (1630-1699), political economist and merchant
  • Erskine Childers
    Robert Erskine Childers
    Robert Erskine Childers DSC , universally known as Erskine Childers, was the author of the influential novel Riddle of the Sands and an Irish nationalist who smuggled guns to Ireland in his sailing yacht Asgard. He was executed by the authorities of the nascent Irish Free State during the Irish...

    , (1870–1922), novelist and politician,
    The Riddle of the Sands
    The Riddle of the Sands
    The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service is a 1903 novel by Erskine Childers. It is an early example of the espionage novel, with a strong underlying theme of militarism...

  • William Chillingworth
    William Chillingworth
    William Chillingworth was a controversial English churchman.-Early life:He was born in Oxford, where his father served as mayor; William Laud was his godfather. In June 1618 he became a scholar of Trinity College, Oxford, of which he was made a fellow in June 1628...

    , (1602–1644), religious controversialist
  • Mary Cholmondeley
    Mary Cholmondeley
    Mary Cholmondeley was an English novelist.The daughter of the vicar at St Luke's Church in the village of Hodnet, Market Drayton, Shropshire, England, where she was born, Cholmondeley spent much of the first thirty years of her life taking care of her sickly mother...

    , (1859–1925), novelist
  • Agatha Christie
    Agatha Christie
    Dame Agatha Christie DBE was a British crime writer of novels, short stories, and plays. She also wrote romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but she is best remembered for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections , and her successful West End plays.According to...

    , (1891–1976), mystery writer
  • Mary Chudleigh, (1656–1710), poet and polemicist
  • Alfred John Church
    Alfred John Church
    Alfred John Church was an English classical scholar.Church was born in London and was educated at King's College London, and Lincoln College, Oxford. He took holy orders and was an assistant-master at Merchant Taylors' School from 1857-70...

    , (1829–1912, scholar, poet and translator
  • Richard Church (poet)
    Richard Church (poet)
    Richard Thomas Church was an English writer, known as poet and critic; he also wrote novels and verse plays, and three well-received volumes of autobiography.-Life:...

    , (1893–1972), poet
  • Richard William Church
    Richard William Church
    Richard William Church was an English churchman and writer. He was son of Christopher Church, brother of Sir Richard Church, a merchant, was born in Newport, his early years being mostly spent in Bulwark, part of Chepstow, Monmouthshire...

    , (1815–1890), biographer, church historian and cleric
  • Caryl Churchill
    Caryl Churchill
    Caryl Churchill is an English dramatist known for her use of non-naturalistic techniques and feminist themes, the abuses of power, and sexual politics. She is acknowledged as a major playwright in the English language and a leading female writer...

    , (born 1938), playwright and translator, Serious Money
    Serious Money
    Serious Money is a satirical play written by Caryl Churchill first staged in London in 1987. Its subject is the British stock market, specifically the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange...

  • Charles Churchill, (1731–1764), poet and satirist
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, was a predominantly Conservative British politician and statesman known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the century and served as Prime Minister twice...

    , (1874–1965), British prime minister, author and Nobel prize
    Nobel Prize
    The Nobel Prizes are annual international awards bestowed by Scandinavian committees in recognition of cultural and scientific advances. The will of the Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, established the prizes in 1895...

  • Thomas Churchyard
    Thomas Churchyard
    Thomas Churchyard , English author, was born at Shrewsbury, the son of a farmer.-Life:Churchyard received a good education, and, having speedily dissipated at court the money with which his father provided him, he entered the household of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey...

    , (c. 1520–1604), poet and soldier
  • Colley Cibber
    Colley Cibber
    Colley Cibber was an English actor-manager, playwright and Poet Laureate. His colourful memoir Apology for the Life of Colley Cibber describes his life in a personal, anecdotal and even rambling style...

    , (1671–1757), Poet Laureate
    Poet Laureate
    A poet laureate is a poet officially appointed by a government and is often expected to compose poems for state occasions and other government events...

    , playwright, and bowdlerizer
    Expurgation is a form of censorship which involves purging anything deemed noxious or offensive, usually from an artistic work.This has also been called bowdlerization, especially for books, after Thomas Bowdler, who in 1818 published an expurgated edition of William Shakespeare's work that he...

  • Horatio Clare
    Horatio Clare
    Horatio Clare is an author and journalist. He worked at the BBC as a producer on Front Row , Night Waves and The Verb . He has written two memoirs, 'Running for the Hills' and 'Truant: Notes from the Slippery Slope' and a travel book, 'A Single Swallow'...

    , (born 1973), writer
  • John Clare
    John Clare
    John Clare was an English poet, born the son of a farm labourer who came to be known for his celebratory representations of the English countryside and his lamentation of its disruption. His poetry underwent a major re-evaluation in the late 20th century and he is often now considered to be among...

    , (1793–1864), poet
  • Emily Clark
    Emily Clark
    Emily Marie Clark was not an English novelist of the 18th century.*Ianthé, or the Flower of Caernarvon *Ermina Montrose or The Cottage of the Vale *The Banks of the Douro, or, The Maid of Portugal *Poems...

    , (fl. 1798-1819), novelist and poet
  • Arthur C. Clarke
    Arthur C. Clarke
    Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, CBE, FRAS was a British science fiction author, inventor, and futurist, famous for his short stories and novels, among them 2001: A Space Odyssey, and as a host and commentator in the British television series Mysterious World. For many years, Robert A. Heinlein,...

    , (1917–2008), novelist, 2001: A Space Odyssey
    2001: A Space Odyssey (novel)
    2001: A Space Odyssey is a science fiction novel by Arthur C. Clarke. It was developed concurrently with Stanley Kubrick's film version and published after the release of the film...

  • Charles Cowden Clarke
    Charles Cowden Clarke
    Charles Cowden Clarke , English author and Shakespearian scholar, was born in Enfield, Middlesex.-Life:His father, John Clarke, was a schoolmaster in Clarke's Academy in Enfield Town, among whose pupils was John Keats. Charles Clarke taught Keats his letters, and encouraged his love of poetry...

    , (1787–1877), writer and scholar
  • Lindsay Clarke
    Lindsay Clarke
    Lindsay Clarke is a British novelist. He was educated at Heath Grammar School in Halifax and at King's College Cambridge. He worked in education for many years, in Africa, America and the UK, before becoming a full-time writer. He currently lives in Somerset with his wife, Phoebe Clare, who is a...

    , (born 1939), novelist and poet,
    The Chymical Wedding
    The Chymical Wedding
    The Chymical Wedding is a 1989 novel by Lindsay Clarke about the intertwined lives of six people in two different eras.Inspired by the life of Mary Anne Atwood, the book includes themes of alchemy, the occult, fate, passion, and obsession. It won the Whitbread Prize for fiction in 1989...

  • Mary Cowden Clarke
    Mary Cowden Clarke
    Mary Cowden Clarke was an English author.She was the eldest daughter of Vincent Novello...

    , (1809–1898), writer and scholar
  • Pauline Clarke
    Pauline Clarke
    Pauline Clarke is an English writer who has written for young children under the name Helen Clare, for older children as Pauline Clarke, and more recently for adults under her married name, Pauline Hunter Blair...

    , (born 1921), children's writer,
    The Twelve and the Genii
    The Twelve and the Genii
    The Twelve and the Genii is a children's fantasy novel by Pauline Clarke, published in 1962. It was awarded the Carnegie Medal and the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis. Its title in the U.S. is The Return of the Twelves...

  • Richard Clarke (vicar)
    Richard Clarke (vicar)
    Doctor Richard Clarke or Clerke was an eminent scholar, translator and preacher in the Anglican ChurchClarke was educated at Christ's College, Cambridge and was a Fellow there from 1583 to 1598. He was appointed Vicar of Minster on 18 October 1597 and Monkton in Thanet. On 8 May 1602 he was...

    , (died 1634), scholar, AV translator and cleric
  • Samuel Clarke
    Samuel Clarke
    thumb|right|200px|Samuel ClarkeSamuel Clarke was an English philosopher and Anglican clergyman.-Early life and studies:...

    , (1675–1729), philosopher and cleric
  • Susanna Clarke
    Susanna Clarke
    Susanna Mary Clarke is a British author best known for her debut novel Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell , a Hugo Award-winning alternate history. Clarke began Jonathan Strange in 1993 and worked on it during her spare time...

    , (born 1959), novelist,
    Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
    Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
    Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is the 2004 first novel by British writer Susanna Clarke. An alternative history set in 19th-century England around the time of the Napoleonic Wars, it is based on the premise that magic once existed in England and has returned with two men: Gilbert Norrell and...

  • Laurence Clarkson
    Laurence Clarkson
    Laurence Clarkson , sometimes called Claxton, was an English theologian and accused heretic. He was the most outspoken and notorious of the loose collection of radical Protestants known as the Ranters....

     or Claxton, (1615-1667), religious writer and theologian
  • John Clavell
    John Clavell
    John Clavell was a highwayman, author, lawyer, and doctor.He is known for his poem A Recantation of an Ill Led Life, and his play The Soddered Citizen...

    , (1601–1643), writer, playwright and highwayman
  • Chris Cleave
    Chris Cleave
    -Biography:Cleave was born in London in 1973, brought up in Cameroon and Buckinghamshire, and educated at Balliol College, Oxford where he studied Psychology. He lives in the United Kingdom with his wife and three children.-Writing:...

    , (born 1973), novelist and journalist
  • Brian Cleeve
    Brian Cleeve
    Brian Brendon Talbot Cleeve was a prolific writer, whose published works include twenty-one novels and over a hundred short stories. He was also an award-winning broadcaster on RTÉ television. Son of an Irish father and English mother, he was born and raised in England...

    , (1921–2003), novelist
  • Lucas Cleeve
    Lucas Cleeve
    Lucas Cleeve was a novelist born in England, the author of over sixty works including The Woman Who Wouldn't in 1895. Most of her novels were published under the pseudonym of Mrs Howard Kingscote.-Life:...

    , (wrote also as Mrs Howard Kingscote, 1868-1908), novelist
  • John Cleland
    John Cleland
    John Cleland was an English novelist most famous and infamous as the author of Fanny Hill: or, the Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure....

    , (1709–1789), novelist,
    Fanny Hill: or, the Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure
    Fanny Hill
    Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure is an erotic novel by John Cleland first published in England in 1748...

  • Jack Clemo
    Jack Clemo
    Reginald John Clemo was a British poet and writer who was strongly associated both with his native Cornwall and his strong Christian belief. His work was considered to be visionary and inspired by the rugged Cornish landscape...

    , (1916–1994), poet and novelist
  • John Cleveland
    John Cleveland
    John Cleveland was an English poet.The son of an usher in a charity school, Cleveland was born in Loughborough, and educated at Hinckley Grammar School. Admitted to Christ's College, Cambridge, he graduated BA in 1632 and became a fellow of St John's College in 1634...

    , (1613–1658), poet
  • Anne Clifford
    Lady Anne Clifford
    Lady Anne Clifford, 14th Baroness de Clifford was the only surviving child of George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland by his wife Lady Margaret Russell, daughter of Francis Russell, 2nd Earl of Bedford...

    , (1590–1676), diarist
  • Lucy Clifford
    Lucy Clifford
    Lucy Clifford , better known as Mrs. W. K. Clifford, was a British novelist and journalist, and the wife of William Kingdon Clifford.-Biography:...

    , (wrote as Mrs. W. K. Clifford, 1846–1929), novelist, playwright and children's writer
  • William Kingdon Clifford
    William Kingdon Clifford
    William Kingdon Clifford FRS was an English mathematician and philosopher. Building on the work of Hermann Grassmann, he introduced what is now termed geometric algebra, a special case of the Clifford algebra named in his honour, with interesting applications in contemporary mathematical physics...

    , (1846–1879), philosopher, mathematician and children's writer
  • Caroline Clive
    Caroline Clive
    Caroline Clive, sometimes known as Caroline Wigley Clive was an English writer born Caroline Meysey-Wigley in Brompton Grove, London to Edmund Meysey-Wigley of Shakenhurst, Worcestershire and Anna Marie Meysey....

    , (pen name "V", 1801–1872), novelist and poet
  • Kitty Clive
    Kitty Clive
    Catherine "Kitty" Clive was a British actress of considerable repute on the stages of London.Most likely born in London, her father William Raftor was an Irishman and former officer in the French army under Louis XIV...

    , (born Catherine Raftor, 1711–1785), playwright and actress
  • Arthur Hugh Clough
    Arthur Hugh Clough
    Arthur Hugh Clough was an English poet, an educationalist, and the devoted assistant to ground-breaking nurse Florence Nightingale...

    , (1819–1861), poet
  • William Cobbett
    William Cobbett
    William Cobbett was an English pamphleteer, farmer and journalist, who was born in Farnham, Surrey. He believed that reforming Parliament and abolishing the rotten boroughs would help to end the poverty of farm labourers, and he attacked the borough-mongers, sinecurists and "tax-eaters" relentlessly...

    , (1763–1835), writer and pamphleteer, Rural Rides
    Rural Rides
    Rural Rides is the book for which the English journalist, agriculturist and political reformer William Cobbett is best known.At the time of writing in the early 1820s, Cobbett was a radical anti-Corn Law campaigner, newly returned to England from a spell of self-imposed political exile in the...

  • Bob Cobbing
    Bob Cobbing
    Bob Cobbing was a British sound, visual, concrete and performance poet who was a central figure in the British Poetry Revival.-Early life:...

    , (1920–2002), poet and visual artist
  • Richard Cobbold
    Richard Cobbold
    Richard Cobbold was a British writer.- Life :Richard Cobbold was born in 1797 in the Suffolk town of Ipswich, to John Cobbold and Elizabeth , a large and affluent family who made their money from the brewing industry...

    , (1797–1877), novelist and writer
  • Richard Cobden
    Richard Cobden
    Richard Cobden was a British manufacturer and Radical and Liberal statesman, associated with John Bright in the formation of the Anti-Corn Law League as well as with the Cobden-Chevalier Treaty...

    , (1804–1865), politician and pamphleteer
  • Aston Cockayne
    Aston Cockayne
    Sir Aston Cockayne, Baronet of Ashbourne was, in his day, a well-known Cavalier and a minor literary figure, now best remembered as a friend of Philip Massinger, John Fletcher, Michael Drayton, Richard Brome, Thomas Randolph, and other writers of his generation.-Biography:Aston Cockayne was the...

    , (1605–1684), poet and playwright
  • Catherine Trotter Cockburn
    Catherine Trotter Cockburn
    Catharine Trotter Cockburn was a novelist, dramatist, and philosopher.-Life:Born to Scottish parents living in London,Trotter was raised Protestant but converted to Roman Catholicism at an early age...

    , (1679–1749), novelist and playwright
  • Edward Cocker
    Edward Cocker
    Edward Cocker was an English engraver, who also taught writing and arithmetic.Cocker was the reputed author of the famous Arithmetick, the popularity of which has added a phrase to the list of English proverbialisms...

    , (1631–1676), writer and engraver,
    Cocker's Arithmetick
    Cocker's Arithmetick: Being a Plain and Familiar Method Suitable to the Meanest Capacity for the Full Understanding of That Incomparable Art, As It Is Now Taught by the Ablest School-Masters in City and Country is a grammar school mathematics textbook written by Edward Cocker and published...

  • Richard Cocks
    Richard Cocks
    Richard Cocks was the head of the British East India Company trading post in Hirado, Japan, between 1613 and 1623, from its creation, and lasting to its closure due to bankruptcy....

    , (1566–1624), trader and diarist
  • Henry Cockton
    Henry Cockton
    Henry Cockton was an English novelist. Born in London, he is remembered as the author of The Life and Adventures of Valentine Vox, the Ventriloquist which was parodied by Timothy Portwine as The Adventures of Valentine Vaux; or, the tricks of a Ventriloquist .Other Cockton novels include...

    , (1807–1853), novelist
  • Jonathan Coe
    Jonathan Coe
    Jonathan Coe is an English novelist and writer. His work has an underlying preoccupation with political issues, although this serious engagement is often expressed comically in the form of satire. For example, What a Carve Up! reworks the plot of an old 1960s spoof horror film of the same name...

    , (born 1961), novelist,
    What a Carve Up!
  • Lady Mary Coke
    Lady Mary Coke
    Lady Mary Coke was an English letter writer and noblewoman.-Marriage and separation:...

    , (1727–1811), letter writer and diarist
  • Barry Cole
    Barry Cole
    Barry Cole is a British poet.Apart from two years as Northern Arts Fellow in Literature at the universities of Durham and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and two years in the RAF as a National Serviceman, he worked until 1995 as an editor at the Central Office of Information, and is now a freelance editor...

    , (born 1936), poet and novelist
  • G. D. H. Cole
    G. D. H. Cole
    George Douglas Howard Cole was an English political theorist, economist, writer and historian. As a libertarian socialist he was a long-time member of the Fabian Society and an advocate for the cooperative movement...

    , (1889–1959), economist, historian and novelist
  • Margaret Cole
    Margaret Cole
    Dame Margaret Isabel Cole, DBE was an English socialist politician.Daughter of John Percival Postgate and Edith Allen, Margaret was educated at Roedean School and Girton College, Cambridge. While at Girton, through her reading of H. G...

    , (1893–1980), politician and novelist
  • Olivia Cole
    Olivia Cole
    Olivia Cole is an American actress.-Biography:Cole was born in Memphis, Tennessee, the daughter of Arvelia and William Cole. She was the first African-American actress to be nominated for and subsequently win an Emmy Award...

    , (born 1982), poet
  • John William Colenso
    John William Colenso
    John William Colenso , first Anglican bishop of Natal, mathematician, theologian, Biblical scholar and social activist.-Biography:Colenso was born at St Austell, Cornwall, on 24 January 1814...

    , (1814–1883), writer on religion and Africa, and bishop
  • Christabel Rose Coleridge
    Christabel Rose Coleridge
    Christabel Rose Coleridge was an English novelist who also edited girls' magazines, sometimes in collaboration with the writer Charlotte Yonge....

    , (1843–1921), novelist and editor
  • Derwent Coleridge
    Derwent Coleridge
    Derwent Coleridge , third child of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, was a distinguished English scholar and author.-Early life:Derwent Coleridge was born at Keswick, Cumberland, 14 Sept. 1800 . He was sent with his brother Hartley to be educated at a small school near Ambleside...

    , (1800–1883), writer, scholar and cleric
  • Ernest Hartley Coleridge
    Ernest Hartley Coleridge
    Ernest Hartley Coleridge was a British literary scholar and poet. He was son of Derwent Coleridge and grandson of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. He did scholarly work on his grandfather’s manuscripts, being the last of the Coleridges involved in their editing. He also took part in the campaign to buy...

    , (1846–1920), literary historian, editor and poet
  • Hartley Coleridge
    Hartley Coleridge
    David Hartley Coleridge was an English poet, biographer, essayist, and teacher. He was the eldest son of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. His sister Sara Coleridge was a poet and translator, and his brother Derwent Coleridge was a distinguished scholar and author...

    , (1796–1849), poet and critic
  • Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
    Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
    Mary Elizabeth Coleridge was a British novelist and poet, who also wrote essays and reviews. She taught at the London Working Women's College for twelve years from 1895 to 1907...

    , (1861–1907), novelist and poet
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, Romantic, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He is probably best known for his poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla...

    , (1772–1834), poet, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
    The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
    The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is the longest major poem by the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, written in 1797–98 and was published in 1798 in the first edition of Lyrical Ballads. Modern editions use a later revised version printed in 1817 that featured a gloss...

  • Sara Coleridge
    Sara Coleridge
    Sara Coleridge was an English author and translator. She was the fourth child and only daughter of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and his wife Sarah Fricker.-Early life:...

    , (1802–1852), author and translator
  • Jane Collier
    Jane Collier
    Jane Collier was an English novelist most famous for her book An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting . She also collaborated with Sarah Fielding on her only other surviving work The Cry ....

    , (1714–1755), satirist
  • Jeremy Collier
    Jeremy Collier
    Jeremy Collier was an English theatre critic, non-juror bishop and theologian.-Life:Born in Stow cum Quy, Cambridgeshire, Collier was educated at Caius College, University of Cambridge, receiving the BA and MA . A supporter of James II, he refused to take the oath of allegiance to William and...

    , (1650–1726), pamphleteer and cleric
  • John Collier
    John Collier (caricaturist)
    John Collier was an English caricaturist and satirical poet known by the pseudonym of Tim Bobbin, or Timothy Bobbin. Collier styled himself as the Lancashire Hogarth....

    , (pen name Tim Bobbin, 1708–1786), poet and caricaturist
  • John Collier
    John Collier (writer)
    John Henry Noyes Collier was a British-born author and screenplay writer best known for his short stories, many of which appeared in The New Yorker from the 1930s to the 1950s. They were collected in a 1951 volume, Fancies and Goodnights, which won the International Fantasy Award and remains in...

    , (1901–1980), story writer and screenwriter
  • John Payne Collier
    John Payne Collier
    John Payne Collier , English Shakespearian critic and forger, was born in London.-Reporter and solicitor:...

    , (1789–1883), literary critic, editor and forger
  • Mary Collier
    Mary Collier
    Mary Collier was an English poet, perhaps best known for her poetic risposte to Stephen Duck, The Woman's Labour.Collier is an important figure in the self-taught, laboring-class tradition in eighteenth-century poetry, a tradition which also includes Duck, as well as Ann Yearsley and Mary...

    , (c. 1688-1762), poet
  • R. G. Collingwood
    R. G. Collingwood
    Robin George Collingwood was a British philosopher and historian. He was born at Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands in Lancashire, the son of the academic W. G. Collingwood, and was educated at Rugby School and at University College, Oxford, where he read Greats...

    , (1889–1943), philosopher and historian
  • W. G. Collingwood
    W. G. Collingwood
    William Gershom Collingwood, was an author, artist, antiquary and Professor of Fine Arts at Reading University....

    , (1854–1932), writer, artist and antiquary
  • An Collins
    An Collins
    An Collins is an English poet, and the otherwise unknown author credited with the authorship of Divine Songs and Meditacions, a collection of poems and prose meditations published in 1653.-Background and Controversy:...

    , (fl. 1653), poet
  • Jackie Collins
    Jackie Collins
    Jacqueline Jill "Jackie" Collins is an English novelist and former actress. She is the younger sister of actress Joan Collins. She has written 28 novels, all of which have appeared on the New York Times bestsellers list. In total, her books have sold over 400 million copies and have been...

    , (born 1937), novelist, The World Is Full of Married Men
    The World Is Full of Married Men
    The World Is Full of Married Men is the debut novel of British author Jackie Collins, first published in 1968 by W. H. Allen.-Plot summary:...

  • John Collins
    John Collins (mathematician)
    John Collins was an English mathematician. He is most known for his extensive correspondence with leading scientists and mathematicians such as Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Gottfried Leibniz, Isaac Newton, and John Wallis...

    , (1625–1683), mathematician
  • John Collins
    John Collins (poet)
    John Collins was an English entertainer and poet from Birmingham. He was born in Bath but traveled widely in England and Ireland to perform in plays and musical theatre. He published The Brush, a collection of songs. In 1793 he settled in Birmingham, and in 1804 published a collection of poems and...

    , (1742–1808), poet and song writer
  • John Churton Collins
    John Churton Collins
    John Churton Collins , English literary critic, was born at Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire.From King Edward's School, Birmingham, he went to Balliol College, Oxford, where he graduated in 1872, and at once devoted himself to a literary career, as journalist, essayist and lecturer...

    , (1848–1908), literary critic
  • Mortimer Collins
    Mortimer Collins
    Mortimer Collins was an English writer and novelist. He was born at Plymouth, where his father, Francis Collins, was a solicitor. He was educated at a private school, and after some years spent as mathematical master at Elizabeth College, Guernsey, he relocated to London...

    , (1827–1876), novelist and poet
  • Norman Collins
    Norman Collins
    Norman Collins was a British writer, and later a radio and television executive, who became one of the major figures behind the establishment of the Independent Television network in the UK...

    , (1907-1982), novelist and broadcasting executive
  • Warwick Collins
    Warwick Collins
    Warwick Collins is a British novelist, screenwriter, yacht designer, and evolutionary theorist.Collins was born in Johannesburg to English-speaking parents. His father, Robin Collins, was a novelist who wrote under the nom-de-plume Robin Cranford...

    , (born 1948), novelist and screenwriter
  • Wilkie Collins
    Wilkie Collins
    William Wilkie Collins was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories. He was very popular during the Victorian era and wrote 30 novels, more than 60 short stories, 14 plays, and over 100 non-fiction pieces...

    , (1824–1889), novelist, The Moonstone
    The Moonstone
    The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins is a 19th-century British epistolary novel, generally considered the first detective novel in the English language. The story was originally serialized in Charles Dickens' magazine All the Year Round. The Moonstone and The Woman in White are considered Wilkie...

  • William Collins
    William Collins (poet)
    William Collins was an English poet. Second in influence only to Thomas Gray, he was an important poet of the middle decades of the 18th century...

    , (1721–1759), poet
  • John Stewart Collis
    John Stewart Collis
    -Life:The son of an Irish solicitor, John Stewart Collis was educated at Rugby and Oxford. A writer of biographies and other works, his first book on George Bernard Shaw, was published in 1925, followed by biographies of Havelock Ellis, Strindberg, Tolstoy, the Carlyles and Christopher Columbus...

    , (1900–1984), biographer and countryside writer
  • Maurice Collis
    Maurice Collis
    Maurice Stewart Collis was an administrator in Burma when it was part of the British Empire, and afterwards a writer on Southeast Asia, China and other historical subjects.-Life:...

    , (1889–1973), writer and biographer
  • Mary Collyer
    Mary Collyer
    Mary Collyer was an English translator and novelist.Mary Collyer was part of the John "Bankes" pedigree which can be viewed at Geoff's Genealogy...

    , (c. 1716–1762), translator and novelist.
  • George Colman
    George Colman the Elder
    George Colman was an English dramatist and essayist, usually called "the Elder", and sometimes "George the First", to distinguish him from his son, George Colman the Younger....

    , (1732–1794), playwright
  • George Colman
    George Colman the Younger
    George Colman , known as "the Younger", English dramatist and miscellaneous writer, was the son of George Colman "the Elder".-Life:...

    , (17621836), playwright and poet
  • Jock Colville, (1915–1987), diarist and civil servant
  • William Combe
    William Combe
    William Combe was a British miscellaneous writer. His early life was that of an adventurer, his later was passed chiefly within the "rules" of the King's Bench Prison. He is chiefly remembered as the author of The Three Tours of Dr. Syntax, a comic poem...

    , (1741–1823), miscellanist and poet
  • Alex Comfort
    Alex Comfort
    Alexander Comfort, MB BChir, PhD, DSc was a medical professional, gerontologist, anarchist, pacifist, conscientious objector and writer, best known for The Joy of Sex, which played a part in what is often called the sexual revolution...

    , (1920–2000), novelist, poet and writer, The Joy of Sex
    The Joy of Sex
    The Joy of Sex is an illustrated sex manual by Alex Comfort, M.B., Ph.D., first published in 1972. An updated edition was released in September, 2008.-Overview:...

  • Jack Common
    Jack Common
    Jack Common was a British novelist.He was born in Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, close to the rail-sheds where his father worked as an engine-driver...

    , (1903–1968), novelist
  • Ivy Compton-Burnett
    Ivy Compton-Burnett
    Dame Ivy Compton-Burnett, DBE was an English novelist, published as I. Compton-Burnett. She was awarded the 1955 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for her novel Mother and Son.-Life:...

    , (1884–1969), novelist,
    Pastors and Masters
    Pastors and Masters
    Pastors and Masters is a short novel by Ivy Compton-Burnett published in 1925. Set in the present in an old English university town, it is about two academics with literary pretensions and the small circle of family and friends surrounding them....

  • William Congreve, (1670–1729), playwright and poet, The Way of the World
    The Way of the World
    The Way of the World is a play written by British playwright William Congreve. It premiered in 1700 in the theatre in Lincoln's Inn Fields in London...

  • Thomas Coningsby
    Thomas Coningsby
    Sir Thomas Coningsby was an English soldier and Member of Parliament, notable for his diary of military action in France in 1591.-Birth:...

    , (died 1625), diarist, soldier and politician
  • Cyril Connolly
    Cyril Connolly
    Cyril Vernon Connolly was an English intellectual, literary critic and writer. He was the editor of the influential literary magazine Horizon and wrote Enemies of Promise , which combined literary criticism with an autobiographical exploration of why he failed to become the successful author of...

    , (1903–1974), writer and critic
  • Joseph Connolly
    Joseph Connolly (author)
    Joseph Connolly is a British journalist, novelist, non-fiction writer and bibliophile.For many years Connolly was the proprietor of The Flask Bookshop in Hampstead, London. Having started writing fiction rather late in life, he is best known today for his comic novels, especially in France, where...

    , (born 1950), journalist and novelist
  • Tony Connor
    Tony Connor
    Tony Connor is a British poet and playwright.After leaving school at fourteen, Connor served in the Royal Army as a tank gunner, and later worked as a textile designer and in radio and television in Manchester in the 1960s...

    , (born 1930), poet and playwright
  • Robert Conquest
    Robert Conquest
    George Robert Ackworth Conquest CMG is a British historian who became a well-known writer and researcher on the Soviet Union with the publication in 1968 of The Great Terror, an account of Stalin's purges of the 1930s...

    , (born 1917), historian and poet,
    The Great Terror
    The Great Terror
    The Great Terror is a book by British historian Robert Conquest, published in 1968. It gave rise to an alternate title of the period in Soviet history known as the Great Purge. The complete title of the book is The Great Terror: Stalin's Purge of the Thirties...

  • Joseph Conrad
    Joseph Conrad
    Joseph Conrad was a Polish-born English novelist.Conrad is regarded as one of the great novelists in English, although he did not speak the language fluently until he was in his twenties...

    , (1857–1924), novelist,
    Lord Jim
    Lord Jim
    Lord Jim is a novel by Joseph Conrad originally published as a serial in Blackwood's Magazine from October 1899 to November 1900.An early and primary event is Jim's abandonment of a ship in distress on which he is serving as a mate...

  • Henry Constable
    Henry Constable
    Henry Constable was an English poet, son of Sir Robert Constable. He went to St John's College, Cambridge, where he took his degree in 1580. Becoming a Roman Catholic, he went to Paris, and acted as anagent for the Catholic powers. He died at Liège...

    , (1562–1613), poet
  • Hugh Conway
    Hugh Conway
    Hugh Conway, the pen name of Frederick John Fargus , was an English novelist born in Bristol, the son of an auctioneer.-Early life:...

    , (real name Frederick John Fargus, 1847–1885), novelist
  • John Conybeare
    John Conybeare
    John Conybeare DD was Bishop of Bristol and one of the most notable theologians of the 18th century.Conybeare was born at Pinhoe, where his father was vicar, and educated at Blundell's School and Exeter College, Oxford. He was elected a Probationary Fellow of Exeter College in 1710, took his B.A...

    , (1692–1755), theologian and bishop
  • John Josias Conybeare
    John Josias Conybeare
    John Josias Conybeare , elder brother of William Daniel Conybeare, was also educated at Christ Church, Oxford.He was an accomplished scholar, became vicar of Batheaston, and was Professor of Anglo-Saxon , and afterwards Professor of Poetry , at Oxford...

    , (1779–1824), scholar, translator and cleric
  • William Daniel Conybeare
    William Daniel Conybeare
    William Daniel Conybeare FRS , dean of Llandaff, was an English geologist, palaeontologist and clergyman. He is probably best known for his ground-breaking work on marine reptile fossils in the 1820s, including important papers for the Geological Society of London on ichthyosaur anatomy and the...

    , (1787–1857), writer, geologist and cleric
  • William John Conybeare
    William John Conybeare
    William John Conybeare was an English vicar, essayist and novelist.He was the son of Dean WD Conybeare, and was educated at Westminster and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was elected fellow in 1837....

    , (1815–1857), religious writer, novelist and cleric
  • David Cook, (born 1940), novelist, screenplay writer and presenter
  • Eliza Cook
    Eliza Cook
    Eliza Cook was an English author, Chartist poet and writer born in London Road, Southwark.- Background :...

    , (1818–1889), poet
  • James Cook
    James Cook
    Captain James Cook, FRS, RN was a British explorer, navigator and cartographer who ultimately rose to the rank of captain in the Royal Navy...

    , (1728–1779), circumnavigator and travel writer
  • Judith Cook
    Judith Cook
    Judith Cook was an anti-nuclear campaigner, historical novelist, journalist and lecturer in theatre at the University of Exeter...

    , (1933–2004), novelist
  • Dorian Cooke
    Dorian Cooke
    Dorian Cooke was a poet, MI6 operative, and head of the Yugoslav section at the BBC.-References:* The Times obituary, 11 October 2005* P. N. Review No. 168, March-April 2006...

    , (1916–2005), poet and intelligence officer
  • Catherine Cookson
    Catherine Cookson
    Dame Catherine Cookson DBE was a British author. She became the United Kingdom's most widely read novelist, with sales topping 100 million, while retaining a relatively low profile in the world of celebrity writers...

    , (1906–1998), novelist
  • Artemis Cooper
    Artemis Cooper
    The Hon. Alice Clare Antonia Opportune Cooper Beevor is a British writer known as Artemis Cooper.Known as Artemis, a nickname which honours her paternal grandmother, she is the only daughter of the 2nd Viscount Norwich and his first wife, the former Anne Clifford, and a granddaughter of the...

    , (born 1953), writer and editor
  • Duff Cooper
    Duff Cooper
    Alfred Duff Cooper, 1st Viscount Norwich GCMG, DSO, PC , known as Duff Cooper, was a British Conservative Party politician, diplomat and author. He wrote six books, including an autobiography, Old Men Forget, and a biography of Talleyrand...

    , (1890–1954), writer, diarist and politician
  • Jilly Cooper
    Jilly Cooper
    Jilly Cooper OBE is an English author. She started her career as a journalist and wrote numerous works of non-fiction before writing several romance novels, the first of which appeared in 1975. She is most famous for writing the Rutshire Chronicles.-Early life:Jilly Sallitt was born in Hornchurch,...

    , (born 1937), writer and novelist
  • Lettice Cooper
    Lettice Cooper
    Lettice Ulpha Cooper, , was an English writer. She was born in Eccles, Lancashire on 3 September 1897. She began to write stories when she was seven, and studied Classics at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford graduating in 1918....

    , (1897–1994), novelist and critic
  • Thomas Cooper
    Thomas Cooper (poet)
    Thomas Cooper was a poet and one of the leading Chartists. He wrote poetry, notably the 944 stanzas of his prison-rhyme the Purgatory of Suicides , novels and, in later life, religious texts...

    , (1805–1892), poet, novelist and Chartist
  • William Cooper
    William Cooper (novelist)
    Harry Summerfield Hoff was an English novelist, writing under the name William Cooper.-Life:H.S.Hoff was born in Crewe, the son of elementary school teachers , and read natural sciences at Christ's College, Cambridge...

    , (real name H. S. Hoff, 1910–2002), novelist
  • Wendy Cope
    Wendy Cope
    Wendy Cope, OBE is an award-winning contemporary English poet. She read history at St Hilda's College, Oxford. She now lives in Ely with the poet Lachlan Mackinnon.-Biography:...

    , (born 1945), poet
  • Esther Copley
    Esther Copley
    Esther Copley was an English religious tractarian and children's writer.-Life:...

    , (1786–1851), children's writer and writer on domestic economy
  • A. E. Coppard
    A. E. Coppard
    Alfred Edgar Coppard was an English writer, noted for his influence on the short story form, and poet.-Life:He was born, the son of a tailor and a housemaid, in Folkestone, and had little formal education...

    , (1878–1957), poet and story writer
  • Abiezer Coppe
    Abiezer Coppe
    Abiezer Coppe was one of the English Ranters and a writer of prophetic religious pamphlets.He was born in Warwick on May 20, 1619, and was a pupil of Thomas Dugard at The King's School, Warwick. From there he went to All Souls College, Oxford and also Merton College, Oxford...

    , (1619-1672), religious pamphleteer
  • Richard Corbet
    Richard Corbet
    Richard Corbet was an English bishop in the Church of England. He was also a poet of the metaphysical school who, although highly praised in his own lifetime, is relatively obscure today.-Life:...

     or Corbett, (1582–1635), poet and bishop
  • Jim Corbett
    Jim Corbett (hunter)
    Edward James "Jim" Corbett was a British hunter, conservationist, author and naturalist, famous for slaying a large number of man-eating tigers and leopards in India....

    , (1875–1955), writer, hunter and conservationist, Man-Eaters of Kumaon
    Man-Eaters of Kumaon
    Man-Eaters of Kumaon is a book written by hunter-naturalist Jim Corbett. It details the experiences Corbett had in the Kumaon region of India from the 1900s to the 1930s, while hunting man-eating tigers and leopards. One tiger, for example, was responsible for over 400 human deaths...

  • Julian Corbett
    Julian Corbett
    Sir Julian Stafford Corbett was a prominent British naval historian and geostrategist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, whose works helped shape the Royal Navy's reforms of that era...

    , (1854–1922), naval historian
  • Marie Corelli
    Marie Corelli
    Marie Corelli was a British novelist. She enjoyed a period of great literary success from the publication of her first novel in 1886 until World War I. Corelli's novels sold more copies than the combined sales of popular contemporaries, including Arthur Conan Doyle, H. G...

    , (1855–1924), novelist
  • Alan Coren
    Alan Coren
    Alan Coren was an English humorist, writer and satirist who was well known as a regular panellist on the BBC radio quiz The News Quiz and a team captain on BBC television's Call My Bluff...

    , (1938-2007), writer, satirist and broadcaster
  • Hilary Corke
    Hilary Corke
    Hilary Topham Corke was a writer, composer and mineralogist...

    , (1921–2001), poet
  • Frances Cornford
    Frances Cornford
    Frances Crofts Cornford was an English poet.She was the daughter of the botanist Francis Darwin and Ellen Crofts, born into the Darwin — Wedgwood family. She was a granddaughter of the British naturalist Charles Darwin. Her elder half-brother was the golf writer Bernard Darwin...

    , (1886–1960), poet
  • Francis M. Cornford
    F. M. Cornford
    Francis Macdonald Cornford was an English classical scholar and poet.He was educated at St Paul's School and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was a Fellow from 1899 and held a university teaching post from 1902...

    , (1874–1943), scholar and poet
  • John Cornford
    John Cornford
    Rupert John Cornford was an English poet and communist. He was the son of F. M. Cornford and Frances Cornford.- Biography :...

    , (1915–1936), poet
  • Caroline Cornwallis
    Caroline Cornwallis
    Caroline Frances Cornwallis was an English feminist writer. Her father, William Cornwallis, belonged to the junior branch of the better known military and naval family. The daughter of a Kent rector who had been an Oxford fellow, Caroline read voraciously on both religious and secular matters...

    , (1786–1858), writer and polyglot
  • Bernard Cornwell
    Bernard Cornwell
    Bernard Cornwell OBE is an English author of historical novels. He is best known for his novels about Napoleonic Wars rifleman Richard Sharpe which were adapted into a series of Sharpe television films.-Biography:...

    , (born 1944), novelist
  • William Cornysh
    William Cornysh
    William Cornysh the Younger was an English composer, dramatist, actor, and poet.-Life:...

     or Cornish, (1465–1523), dramatist, poet and composer
  • Felicitas Corrigan
    Felicitas Corrigan
    Dame Felicitas Corrigan OSB was an English Benedictine nun, author and humanitarian.She was born Kathleen Corrigan into a large Liverpool family, and developed a talent as an organist. In 1933, she entered Stanbrook Abbey in Worcestershire as a nun, and eventually became director of its choir...

    , (1908–2003), writer and nun
  • Annie Sophie Cory
    Annie Sophie Cory
    Annie Sophie Cory was the author of popular, racy, exotic novels under the pseudonyms Victoria Cross, Vivian Cory and V.C. Griffin.-Life:...

    , (pen name Victoria Cross, 1868–1952), novelist
  • William Johnson Cory
    William Johnson Cory
    William Johnson Cory , born William Johnson, was an educator and poet, born at Torrington, and educated at Eton, where he was afterwards a renowned master, nicknamed Tute by his pupils...

    , (1823–1892), poet and educationalist
  • Thomas Coryat
    Thomas Coryat
    Thomas Coryat was an English traveller and writer of the late Elizabethan and early Jacobean age. He is principally remembered for two volumes of writings he left regarding his travels, often on foot, through Europe and parts of Asia...

     or Coryate, (c. 1577-1617), travel writer and poet
  • Randle Cotgrave
    Randle Cotgrave
    Randle Cotgrave , may possibly be Randal, son of William Cotgreve of Christleton in Cheshire, who is mentioned in the pedigree of the Cotgreve family, contained in Harl. MS. 1500, fol...

    , (died 1634 or 1652), lexicographer
  • Joseph Cottle
    Joseph Cottle
    Joseph Cottle was a publisher and author.Cottle started business in Bristol. He published the works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey on generous terms...

    , (1770–1853), poet, essayist and bookseller
  • Charles Cotton
    Charles Cotton
    Charles Cotton was an English poet and writer, best known for translating the work of Michel de Montaigne from the French, for his contributions to The Compleat Angler, and for the highly influential The Compleat Gamester which has been attributed to him.-Early life:He was born at Beresford Hall...

    , (1630–1687), poet and writer
  • Robert Bruce Cotton
    Robert Bruce Cotton
    Sir Robert Bruce Cotton, 1st Baronet was an English antiquarian and Member of Parliament, founder of the important Cotton library....

    , (1570/71-1631), antiquarian and political writer, the Cotton Library
    Cotton library
    The Cotton or Cottonian library was collected privately by Sir Robert Bruce Cotton M.P. , an antiquarian and bibliophile, and was the basis of the British Library...

  • Stephen Coulter
    Stephen Coulter
    Stephen Coulter is an English novelist, journalist, and, as James Mayo, the author of several spy and adventure thrillers.His series character Charles Hood, a James Bond clone, is an art-loving British spy. Coulter was also friends with Bond creator Ian Fleming...

    , (also wrote as James Mayo, born 1914), novelist
  • William John Courthope
    William John Courthope
    William John Courthope , was an English writer and historian of poetry, whose father was rector of South Malling, Essex....

    , (1842–1917), literary historian and poet
  • Polly Courtney
    Polly Courtney
    Polly Courtney is an English author and media commentator. She is best known as the author of the novels Golden Handcuffs and Poles Apart.-Background:...

    , (born late 1970s), novelist
  • Miles Coverdale
    Myles Coverdale
    Myles Coverdale was a 16th-century Bible translator who produced the first complete printed translation of the Bible into English.-Life:...

    , (c. 1488-1569), Bible translator
  • Noël Coward
    Noël Coward
    Sir Noël Peirce Coward was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called "a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise".Born in Teddington, a suburb of London, Coward attended a dance academy...

    , (1899–1973), playwright, Blithe Spirit
    Blithe Spirit (play)
    Blithe Spirit is a comic play written by Noël Coward which takes its title from Percy Bysshe Shelley's poem "To a Skylark" . The play concerns socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to...

  • Abraham Cowley
    Abraham Cowley
    Abraham Cowley was an English poet born in the City of London late in 1618. He was one of the leading English poets of the 17th century, with 14 printings of his Works published between 1668 and 1721.-Early life and career:...

    , (1618–1667), poet
  • Hannah Cowley
    Hannah Cowley
    Hannah Cowley was an English dramatist and poet. Although Cowley’s plays and poetry did not enjoy wide popularity after the nineteenth century, critic Melinda Finberg rates Cowley as “one of the foremost playwrights of the late eighteenth century” whose “skill in writing fluid, sparkling dialogue...

    , (1743–1809), playwright,
    The Belle's Stratagem
    The Belle's Stratagem
    The Belle's Stratagem is a romantic comedy of manners that premiered on February 22, 1780; it was the most successful work by Hannah Cowley. It drew its title from George Farquhar's play The Beaux' Stratagem. The show was presented by David Garrick, filling the 2,000-seat Drury Lane theatre. to...

  • William Cowper
    William Cowper
    William Cowper was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of 18th century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. In many ways, he was one of the forerunners of Romantic poetry...

    , (1731–1800), poet and hymn writer, John Gilpin
    John Gilpin
    John Gilpin was a based on real-life character whose exploits became legendary and featured in a well-known comic ballad of 1782 by William Cowper entitled The Diverting History of John Gilpin...

  • Noël Coward
    Noël Coward
    Sir Noël Peirce Coward was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called "a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise".Born in Teddington, a suburb of London, Coward attended a dance academy...

    , (18991973), playwright,
    Blithe Spirit
    Blithe Spirit (play)
    Blithe Spirit is a comic play written by Noël Coward which takes its title from Percy Bysshe Shelley's poem "To a Skylark" . The play concerns socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to...

  • Anthony Berkeley Cox
    Anthony Berkeley Cox
    Anthony Berkeley Cox was an English crime writer. He wrote under several pen-names, including Francis Iles, Anthony Berkeley and A. Monmouth Platts.- Life :...

    , (pen names Anthony Berkeley, Francis Iles, A. Monmouth Platt, 1893–1971), novelist
  • Edward Coxere
    Edward Coxere
    Edward Coxere, was a Kentish merchant seaman, linguist, Quaker convert and autobiographer.His manuscript autobiography surfaced in 1943 and was edited by E. H. W. Meyerstein and published by Oxford University Press in 1945 as Adventures by Sea . The small-format book has a map of Europe and North...

    , (1633–1694), autobiographer and merchant seaman
  • George Crabbe
    George Crabbe
    George Crabbe was an English poet and naturalist.-Biography:He was born in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, the son of a tax collector, and developed his love of poetry as a child. In 1768, he was apprenticed to a local doctor, who taught him little, and in 1771 he changed masters and moved to Woodbridge...

    , (1754–1832), poet and naturalist
  • Jim Crace
    Jim Crace
    James "Jim" Crace is a contemporary English writer. The winner of numerous awards, Crace also has a large popular following. He currently lives in the Moseley area of Birmingham with his wife...

    , (born 1946), novelist
  • Hubert Crackanthorpe
    Hubert Crackanthorpe
    Hubert Montague Crackanthorpe was a Victorian British writer who created works mainly in the genres of the essay, short story, and novella. He also wrote limited amounts of literary criticism...

    , (born Cookson, 1870–1896), essayist and story writer
  • Albert Craig
    Albert Craig (The Surrey Poet)
    Albert Craig was commonly known as The Surrey Poet, although he never used the term himself, instead signing his pieces as "A.C. Cricket Rhymester".. He would attend cricket and football matches to write verses and short essays describing the players and events, then had them printed on...

    , (the "Surrey Poet", 1849-1909), verse chronicler of cricket and football
  • Amanda Craig
    Amanda Craig
    Amanda Craig is a British novelist. Craig studied at Bedales School and Cambridge and works as a journalist. She is married with two children and lives in London....

    , (born 1959), novelist
  • Dinah Craik
    Dinah Craik
    Dinah Maria Craik was an English novelist and poet. She was born at Stoke-on-Trent and brought up in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire.After the death of her mother in 1845, Dinah Maria Mulock settled in London about 1846...

    , (also wrote as Miss Mulock, 1826–1887), novelist and poet, John Halifax, Gentleman
    John Halifax, Gentleman
    John Halifax, Gentleman is a novel by Dinah Craik, first published in 1856. The novel was adapted for television by the BBC in 1974.-Plot summary:...

  • Richard Crashaw
    Richard Crashaw
    Richard Crashaw , English poet, styled "the divine," was part of the Seventeenth-century Metaphysical School of poets.-Life:...

    , (1613–1649), poet
  • Elizabeth Craven
    Elizabeth Craven
    Elizabeth Craven , Princess Berkeley , previously "Lady Craven" of Hamstead Marshall, was an author, playwright, traveller, and socialite, perhaps best known for her travelogues...

    , (1750–1828), travel writer and playwright
  • John Creasey
    John Creasey
    John Creasey MBE was an English crime and science fiction writer. The author of more than 600 novels, he published them using 28 different pseudonyms, including Anthony Morton, Michael Halliday, Kyle Hunt, J.J. Marric, Jeremy York, Richard Martin, Peter Manton, Norman Deane, Gordon Ashe, Henry St...

    , (1908–1973), novelist
  • Edward Shepherd Creasy
    Edward Shepherd Creasy
    Sir Edward Shepherd Creasy was an English historian. He was born in Bexley, England. He was educated at Eton College and King's College, Cambridge and called to the Bar in 1837. In 1840, he began teaching history at the University of London. He was knighted in 1860 and assumed the position of...

    , (1812–1878), historian,
    Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World
  • Thomas Creech
    Thomas Creech
    Thomas Creech was an English translator of classical works, and headmaster of Sherborne School. He translated Lucretius in verse , for which he received a Fellowship at Oxford, also Manilius, Horace, Theocritus, and other classics.-Life:He was born at Blandford Forum, Dorset...

    , (1659–1700), translator
  • Thomas Creevey
    Thomas Creevey
    Thomas Creevey was an English politician, son of William Creevey, a Liverpool merchant, and was born in that city....

    , (1768–1838), diarist and politician
  • Mandell Creighton
    Mandell Creighton
    Mandell Creighton , was a British historian and a bishop of the Church of England. A scholar of the Renaissance papacy, Creighton was the first occupant of the Dixie Chair of Ecclesiastical History at the University of Cambridge, a professorship that was established around the time that the study...

    , (1843–1901), historian and bishop
  • Helen Cresswell
    Helen Cresswell
    Helen Cresswell was an English author of more than 100 children's books, including the Lizzie Dripping series, and The Bagthorpe Saga...

    , (1934–2005), children's writer and screenwriter,
    Lizzie Dripping
    Lizzie Dripping
    Lizzie Dripping was a British television children's programme produced by the BBC in 1973 and 1975...

  • Jasmine Cresswell
    Jasmine Cresswell
    Jasmine Rosemary Cresswell is a best-selling author of over 50 romance novels as Jasmine Cresswell and Jasmine Craig.-Biography:...

    , (born 1941), novelist
  • Nicholas Cresswell
    Nicholas Cresswell
    Nicholas Cresswell was an English diarist.Cresswell was the son of a landowner and sheep farmer in Crowden-le-Booth, Edale, Derbyshire. At the age of 24 he sailed to the American colonies after becoming acquainted with a native of Edale who was now resident in Alexandria, Virginia...

    , (1750-1804), diarist and farmer
  • Arthur Shearly Cripps
    Arthur Shearly Cripps
    Arthur Shearly Cripps was an English Anglican priest, short story writer, and poet who spent most of his life in Southern Rhodesia ....

    , (1869–1952), story writer and poet
  • Quentin Crisp
    Quentin Crisp
    Quentin Crisp , was an English writer and raconteur. He became a gay icon in the 1970s after publication of his memoir, The Naked Civil Servant.- Early life :...

    , (born Denis Charles Pratt, 1908–1999), writer and raconteur
  • Rupert Croft-Cooke
    Leo Bruce
    Leo Bruce is a pseudonym for Rupert Croft-Cooke . Under this name, Bruce wrote several mystery novels. He created two series, one featuring Sergeant Beef, a British police officer, and a second in which Carolus Deene, senior history master at the fictional Queen's School, Newminster, is an amateur...

    , (pen name Leo Bruce, 1903–1979), novelist
  • Andrew Crofts
    Andrew Crofts (author)
    For the Wales international footballer see Andrew Crofts Andrew Crofts based in England, is a known name in the world of ghostwriting. Many of his subjects have been international and have topped the best-seller charts of United Kingdom and other countries...

    , (born 1953), ghost writer
  • Richmal Crompton
    Richmal Crompton
    Richmal Crompton Lamburn was a British writer, most famous for her Just William humorous short stories and books.-Life:...

    , (real name Richmal Crompton Lamburn, 1890–1969), novelist, the William
    Just William
    Just William is the first book of children's short stories about the young school boy William Brown, written by Richmal Crompton, and published in 1922. The book was the first in the series of William Brown books which was the basis for numerous television series, films and radio adaptations...

  • Kevin Crossley-Holland
    Kevin Crossley-Holland
    Kevin John William Crossley-Holland is an English translator, children's author and poet.-Life and career:Born in Mursley, north Buckinghamshire, Holland grew up in Whiteleaf, a small village in the Chilterns...

    , (born 1941), children's writer, poet and editor
  • Catherine Crowe
    Catherine Crowe
    Catherine Ann Crowe, née Stevens, , was an English novelist, story writer and playwright.-Life:...

    , (1790–1872), novelist and playwright
  • William Crowe
    William Crowe (poet)
    William Crowe was an English poet, born in Midgham, Berkshire, England. He was the son of a carpenter and was educated as a foundationer at Winchester. He then proceeded to Oxford, where he became Public Orator. He wrote a smooth, but somewhat...

    , (1745–1829), poet
  • Aleister Crowley
    Aleister Crowley
    Aleister Crowley , born Edward Alexander Crowley, and also known as both Frater Perdurabo and The Great Beast, was an influential English occultist, astrologer, mystic and ceremonial magician, responsible for founding the religious philosophy of Thelema. He was also successful in various other...

    , (1875–1947), writer, mystic and occultist
  • John Crowne
    John Crowne
    John Crowne was a British dramatist and a native of Nova Scotia.His father "Colonel" William Crowne, accompanied the earl of Arundel on a diplomatic mission to Vienna in 1637, and wrote an account of his journey...

    , (1641–1712), playwright
  • Andrew Crozier
    Andrew Crozier
    Andrew Thomas Knights Crozier was a poet associated with the British Poetry Revival.-Life:Crozier was educated at Dulwich College, and later Christ's College, Cambridge. His 1976 book Pleats won the Alice Hunt Bartlett Prize, awarded jointly that year with Lee Harwood...

    , (1943–2008), poet and scholar
  • Andrew Crumey
    Andrew Crumey
    Andrew Crumey is a novelist and former literary editor of the Scotland on Sunday newspaper. He was born in Kirkintilloch, north of Glasgow, Scotland. He graduated with First Class Honours from the University of St Andrews and holds a PhD in theoretical physics from Imperial College, London. In...

    , (born 1961), novelist
  • J. A. Cuddon
    J. A. Cuddon
    John Anthony Bowden Cuddon , was an English author, dictionary writer, and school teacher. Known best for his Dictionary of Literary Terms , Cuddon also produced the large Dictionary of Sport and Games, as well as several novels, plays, travel books, and other published works.Cuddon also edited two...

    , (1928–1996), novelist, playwright and dictionary compiler
  • Annie Hall Cudlip
    Annie Hall Cudlip
    Annie Hall Cudlip , known by her pen name Mrs. Pender Cudlip, was a British writer, novelist and short story writer...

    , (1838-1918), novelist
  • Pender Hodge Cudlip
    Pender Hodge Cudlip
    Rev. Pender Hodge Cudlip was an English Anglican High Church clergyman, theologian and writer. He was a well-known preacher in Cornwall and Devon during the mid-to late 19th century, spent several years in Paddington, London, and headed the Sparkwell Vicarage from 1884 until his death...

    , (1834-1911), religious writer and cleric
  • Hannah Cullwick
    Hannah Cullwick
    Hannah Cullwick was a Victorian era diarist and domestic servant. She is known for her unusual relationship with Arthur Munby, which they both documented in diaries, letters and photographs.-Early life:...

    , ((1833–1909), diarist and domestic servant
  • Nathanael Culverwel, (1619–1651), philosopher and theologian
  • Richard Cumberland
    Richard Cumberland (philosopher)
    Richard Cumberland was an English philosopher, and bishop of Peterborough from 1691. In 1672, he published his major work, De legibus naturae , propounding utilitarianism and opposing the egoistic ethics of Thomas Hobbes.Cumberland was a member of the latitudinarian movement, along with his friend...

    , (1631–1718), philosopher and bishop
  • Richard Cumberland
    Richard Cumberland (dramatist)
    Richard Cumberland was a British dramatist and civil servant. In 1771 his hit play The West Indian was first staged. During the American War of Independence he acted as a secret negotiator with Spain in an effort to secure a peace agreement between the two nations. He also edited a short-lived...

    , (1732–1811), playwright, poet and novelist
  • Nancy Cunard
    Nancy Cunard
    Nancy Clara Cunard was a writer, heiress and political activist. She was born into the British upper class but strongly rejected her family's values, devoting much of her life to fighting racism and fascism...

    , (1896–1965), poet, memoir writer and translator
  • Joseph Cundall
    Joseph Cundall
    Joseph Cundall , was a Victorian English writer under the pseudonym of "Stephen Percy", a pioneer photographer and London publisher of children's books. He provided employment for many of the best artists of the day by using them as illustrators.Joseph was the son of Eliza and Benjamin Cundall, a...

     (pen name Stephen Percy, 1818–1895), children's writer and publisher
  • William Curtis
    William Curtis
    William Curtis was an English botanist and entomologist, who was born at Alton, Hampshire.Curtis began as an apothecary, before turning his attention to botany and other natural history. The publications he prepared effectively reached a wider audience than early works on the subject had intended...

    , (1746–1799), botanist, The Botanical Magazine
  • Henry Cust
    Henry Cust
    Henry John "Harry" Cockayne-Cust was an English politician and editor who served as a Member of Parliament for the Unionist Party.-Biography:...

    , (1861–1917), author and editor
  • Catherine Cuthbertson
    Catherine Cuthbertson
    Catherine Cuthbertson was an English-language novelist in the early 19th-century. Among her works were Romance of the Pyrenees , Forest of Montalbano , and The Hut and the Castle: a Romance ....

    , (before 1780–after 1830), novelist
  • Judith Cutler
    Judith Cutler
    Judith Cutler is a writer of crime fiction whose novels are mostly in three series: ten in the series about amateur sleuth and lecturer Sophie Rivers; six about Detective Sergeant Kate Power; plus a forthcoming series with Caffy Tyler...

    , (born 1946), novelist
  • John Cutts
    John Cutts, 1st Baron Cutts
    Lieutenant-General John Cutts, 1st Baron Cutts PC , British soldier and author, came from an Essex family.After a short university career at Catharine Hall, Cambridge, he inherited the family estates, but showed a distinct preference for the life of court and camp...

    , (1661–1707), poet, writer and soldier


  • David Dabydeen
    David Dabydeen
    David Dabydeen is a Guyanese-born critic, writer and novelist.Dabydeen was born in Berbice, Guyana, his birth registered at New Amsterdam Registrar of Births as David Horace Clarence Harilal Sookram...

    , (born 1955), novelist and critic
  • Charlotte Dacre
    Charlotte Dacre
    Charlotte Dacre was an English author of Gothic novels.Most references to her today are under the name Charlotte Dacre, but she first wrote under the pseudonym Rosa Matilda, and later adopted a second pseudonym to tease and confuse her critics...

    , (pen name Rosa Matilda, 1782–1841), novelist and poet
  • Roald Dahl
    Roald Dahl
    Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer, fighter pilot and screenwriter.Born in Wales to Norwegian parents, he served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, in which he became a flying ace and intelligence agent, rising to the rank of Wing Commander...

    , (1916–1990), children's writer
  • William Dakins
    William Dakins
    William Dakins was an English academic and clergyman, Gresham Professor of Divinity and one of the translators of the King James Bible.-Life:...

    , (died 1607), scholar, AV translator and cleric
  • Penny Dale, (born 1954), children's writer and illustrator
  • William Dampier
    William Dampier
    William Dampier was an English buccaneer, sea captain, author and scientific observer...

    , (1651–1715) travel writer and buccaneer
  • Clemence Dane
    Clemence Dane
    Clemence Dane was the pseudonym of Winifred Ashton , an English novelist and playwright.-Life and career:...

    , (real name Winifred Ashton, 1888–1965), novelist and playwright
  • Samuel Daniel
    Samuel Daniel
    Samuel Daniel was an English poet and historian.-Early life:Daniel was born near Taunton in Somerset, the son of a music-master. He was the brother of lutenist and composer John Danyel. Their sister Rosa was Edmund Spenser's model for Rosalind in his The Shepherd's Calendar; she eventually married...

    , (1562–1619), poet and historian
  • Sarah Daniels
    Sarah Daniels
    Sarah Daniels is a British dramatist. She has been a prolific writer since her first performed play was given a production at the Royal Court in 1981. Her plays have appeared at other venues including the National Theatre, the Battersea Arts Centre, the Crucible, Sheffield and Chicken Shed...

    , (born 1957), playwright
  • Alicia D'Anvers
    Alicia D'Anvers
    Alicia D'Anvers [née Clarke] was an English poet.- Biography :Born in Oxford, her father was superior beadle of civil law and first architypographus, or director of printing, for Oxford University...

    , (1688–1725), poet
  • Ella D'Arcy
    Ella D'Arcy
    Ella D'Arcy was a short fiction writer in the late 19th and early 20th century.D'Arcy was born in London in 1857; the precise date is unknown. One of nine children, she was educated in London and the Channel Islands...

    , (1856?-1939), novelist and translator
  • Charles Darwin
    Charles Darwin
    Charles Robert Darwin FRS was an English naturalist. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestry, and proposed the scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection.He published his theory...

    , (1809–1882), naturalist, On the Origin of Species
  • Emma Darwin
    Emma Darwin (novelist)
    Emma L. Darwin is an English novelist who is the author of the historical fiction novels The Mathematics of Love and A Secret Alchemy . She is the great-great-granddaughter of Charles and Emma Darwin.-Biography:...

    , (born 1964), novelist
  • Erasmus Darwin
    Erasmus Darwin
    Erasmus Darwin was an English physician who turned down George III's invitation to be a physician to the King. One of the key thinkers of the Midlands Enlightenment, he was also a natural philosopher, physiologist, slave trade abolitionist,inventor and poet...

    , (1731–1802), natural historian and poet
  • Florence Henrietta Darwin
    Florence Henrietta Darwin
    Florence Henrietta, Lady Darwin, , was an English playwright.Florence Henrietta Fisher was born in Kensington, London, the daughter of Herbert William Fisher , author of Considerations on the Origin of the American War and his wife Mary Louisa Jackson...

    , (1863/4-1920), playwright
  • Elizabeth Daryush
    Elizabeth Daryush
    Elizabeth Daryush was an English poet. She was the daughter of Robert Bridges; her maternal grandfather was Alfred Waterhouse. She married Ali Akbar Daryush, whom she had met when he was studying at the University of Oxford and spent some time in Persia; most of her life was spent in Boars Hill,...

    , (born Bridges, 1887–1977), poet
  • George Webbe Dasent
    George Webbe Dasent
    Sir George Webbe Dasent was a translator of folk tales and contributor to The Times.Dasent was born 22 May 1817 at St. Vincent, West Indies, the son of the attorney general, John Roche Dasent...

    , (1817–1896), writer and translator
  • Rana Dasgupta
    Rana Dasgupta
    Rana Dasgupta is a British-Indian novelist and essayist. He grew up in Cambridge, England and studied at Balliol College, Oxford, the Conservatoire Darius Milhaud in Aix-en-Provence, and the University of Wisconsin–Madison...

    , (born 1972), novelist
  • William Davenant
    William Davenant
    Sir William Davenant , also spelled D'Avenant, was an English poet and playwright. Along with Thomas Killigrew, Davenant was one of the rare figures in English Renaissance theatre whose career spanned both the Caroline and Restoration eras and who was active both before and after the English Civil...

    , (1606–1668), poet and playwright
  • Robert Davenport
    Robert Davenport
    Robert Davenport was an English dramatist of the early seventeenth century. Nothing is known of his early life or education; the title pages of two of his plays identify him as a "Gentleman," though there is no record of him at either of the two universities or the Inns of Court. Scholars have...

    , (fl. 1623-1639), playwright and poet
  • C. A. F. Rhys Davids
    Caroline Augusta Foley Rhys Davids
    Caroline Augusta Foley Rhys Davids was an English Pāli language scholar and translator, and from 1923-1942 president of the Pali Text Society which was founded by her husband T. W. Rhys Davids whom she married in 1894.-Early life and education:...

    , (1857–1942), Buddhist scholar and translator
  • Lionel Davidson
    Lionel Davidson
    Lionel Davidson was an English novelist who wrote a number of acclaimed spy thrillers.-Life and career:Lionel Davidson was born in 1922 in Hull, Yorkshire, one of nine children of an immigrant Jewish tailor. He left school early and worked in the London offices of the Spectator magazine as an...

    , (1922–2009), novelist, The Night of Wenceslas
    The Night of Wenceslas
    The Night of Wenceslas is the debut novel of British thriller and crime writer Lionel Davidson. It describes the reluctant adventures of Nicolas Whistler, a dissolute young man of mixed English and Czech parentage who finds himself caught up against his will in Cold War espionage...

  • Donald Davie
    Donald Davie
    Donald Alfred Davie was an English Movement poet, and literary critic. His poems in general are philosophical and abstract, but often evoke various landscapes.-Biography:...

    , (1922–1995), poet and critic
  • Caitlin Davies
    Caitlin Davies
    Caitlin Davies is an English author. Her parents are Margaret Forster and Hunter Davies, both well-known writers.Although born in England, Davies has been associated with Botswana since 1990 when she met her husband, Ron, while studying for a Masters in English at Clark University, USA...

    , (born 1964), novelist and journalist
  • Hunter Davies
    Hunter Davies
    Edward Hunter Davies is a prolific British author, journalist and broadcaster, perhaps best known for writing the only authorised biography of The Beatles.- Early life :...

    , (born 1936), writer, biographer and ghost writer
  • Hugh Sykes Davies
    Hugh Sykes Davies
    Hugh Sykes Davies was an English poet, novelist and communist who was one of a small group of 1930s British surrealists.Davies was born in Yorkshire to a Methodist minister and his wife. He went to Kingswood School, Bath and studied at Cambridge, where he co-edited a student magazine called...

    , (1909–1984), poet and novelist
  • John Davies
    John Davies of Hereford
    John Davies of Hereford was a writing-master and an Anglo-Welsh poet. He is usually known as John Davies of Hereford in order to distinguish him from others of the same name....

    , (c. 1565-1618), poet and satirist
  • John Davies
    John Davies (poet)
    Sir John Davies was an English poet and lawyer, who became attorney general in Ireland and formulated many of the legal principles that underpinned the British Empire.-Early life:...

    , (1569–1626), poet and lawyer
  • Linda Davies
    Linda Davies
    Linda Davies is a British author of thriller fiction. Linda Davies read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at St Edmund Hall, Oxford graduating in 1985, then worked for seven years as an investment banker in New York, London and Eastern Europe. Inspired by her City career, she left to write her...

    , (born 1963), novelist
  • Peter Ho Davies
    Peter Ho Davies
    Peter Ho Davies is a contemporary British writer of Welsh and Chinese descent.-Biography:Born and raised in Coventry, Davies studied physics at Manchester University then English at Cambridge University....

    , (born 1966), novelist
  • John Davis
    John Davis (English explorer)
    John Davis , was one of the chief English navigators and explorers under Elizabeth I, especially in Polar regions and in the Far East.-Early life:...

     or Davys, (c. 1543-1605), writer and navigator
  • Lindsey Davis
    Lindsey Davis
    Lindsey Davis is an English historical novelist, best known as the author of the Falco series of crime stories set in ancient Rome and its empire.-Biography:...

    , (born 1949), novelist
  • Ann Davison
    Ann Davison
    Ann Davison was, at the age of 39, the first woman to single-handedly sail the Atlantic Ocean. She departed Plymouth, England in her 23 foot boat Felicity Ann on May 18, 1952. She landed in Brittany, Portugal, Morocco and the Canary Islands, before setting sail across the Atlantic on 20 November...

    , (1914–1992), travel writer
  • Humphry Davy
    Humphry Davy
    Sir Humphry Davy, 1st Baronet FRS MRIA was a British chemist and inventor. He is probably best remembered today for his discoveries of several alkali and alkaline earth metals, as well as contributions to the discoveries of the elemental nature of chlorine and iodine...

    , (1778–1829), writer, chemist and inventor
  • Richard Dawkins
    Richard Dawkins
    Clinton Richard Dawkins, FRS, FRSL , known as Richard Dawkins, is a British ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author...

    , (born 1941), ethologist and science writer, The God Delusion
    The God Delusion
    The God Delusion is a 2006 bestselling non-fiction book by British biologist Richard Dawkins, professorial fellow of New College, Oxford, and inaugural holder of the Charles Simonyi Chair for the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Oxford.In The God Delusion, Dawkins contends that...

  • Coningsby Dawson
    Coningsby Dawson
    Coningsby Dawson was an Anglo-American Novelist and Soldier, Canadian Field Artillery, born at High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England.-Education:He graduated at Merton College, Oxford, in 1905...

    , (1883–1959), novelist, poet and soldier
  • Jennifer Dawson
    Jennifer Dawson
    Jennifer Dawson, was an English novelist. Her works explored the theme of mental illness and society's attitudes to those suffering from such conditions. Born in London, she attended school in Camberwell and went on to read Modern History at St Anne's College, Oxford...

    , (1929–2000), novelist
  • Jill Dawson
    Jill Dawson
    Jill Dawson is an English poet and novelist who grew up in Durham, England. She began publishing her poems in pamphlets and small magazines. Her first book, Trick of the Light, was published in 1996...

    , (fl. 1984-present), poet, novelist and editor
  • William James Dawson
    William James Dawson
    William James Dawson was an English clergyman, author, and the father of Coningsby Dawson. He was born at Towchester, Northamptonshire, was educated at Didsbury College, Manchester, and entered the Wesleyan ministry in 1875. He resigned from the Wesleyan ministry and entered the Congregational...

    , (1854–1928), poet and religious writer
  • Jeffery Day
    Jeffery Day
    Miles Jeffery Game Day DSC was an English war poet, killed in an air battle towards the end of World War I over the sea. The account of his death by his commanding officer stated...

    , (1896–1918), poet
  • John Day
    John Day (dramatist)
    John Day was an English dramatist of the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods.-Life:He was born at Cawston, Norfolk, and educated at Ely. He became a sizar of Caius College, Cambridge, in 1592, but was expelled in the next year for stealing a book...

    , (1574-c. 1640), playwright
    The Parliament of Bees
    The Parliament of Bees
    The Parliament of Bees is the best-known of the works of the Elizabethan dramatist, John Day. It was probably written sometime between 1608 and 1616, but not published till 1641....

  • Martin Day
    Martin Day
    Martin Day is a screenwriter and novelist best known for his work on various spin-offs related to the BBC Television series Doctor Who, and many episodes of the daytime soaps Doctors and Family Affairs.-Work:...

    , (born 1969), novelist and screenwriter, Dr. Who spinoffs
  • Thomas Day
    Thomas Day
    Thomas Day was a British author and abolitionist. He was well-known for the children's book The History of Sandford and Merton which emphasized Rousseauvian educational ideals.-Life and works:...

    , (1748–1789), children's writer
  • Cecil Day-Lewis
    Cecil Day-Lewis
    Cecil Day-Lewis CBE was an Irish poet and the Poet Laureate from 1968 until his death in 1972. He also wrote mystery stories under the pseudonym of Nicholas Blake...

    , (1904–1972), Poet Laureate
    Poet Laureate
    A poet laureate is a poet officially appointed by a government and is often expected to compose poems for state occasions and other government events...

    , translator and novelist
  • Louis de Bernières
    Louis de Bernières
    Louis de Bernières is a British novelist most famous for his fourth novel, Captain Corelli's Mandolin. In 1993 de Bernières was selected as one of the "20 Best of Young British Novelists", part of a promotion in Granta magazine...

    , (born 1954), novelist,
    Captain Corelli's Mandolin
    Captain Corelli's Mandolin
    Captain Corelli's Mandolin, released simultaneously as Corelli's Mandolin. in the United States, is a 1994 novel written by Louis de Bernières which takes place on the island of Cephallonia during the Italian and German occupation of World War II. The main characters are Antonio Corelli, an...

  • Alain de Botton
    Alain de Botton
    Alain de Botton is a Swiss writer, television presenter, and entrepreneur, resident in the UK.His books and television programs discuss various contemporary subjects and themes in a philosophical style, emphasizing philosophy's relevance to everyday life. In August 2008, he was a founding member...

    , (born 1969), writer, novelist and essayist
  • Walter de la Mare
    Walter de la Mare
    Walter John de la Mare , OM CH was an English poet, short story writer and novelist, probably best remembered for his works for children and the poem "The Listeners"....

    , (early pen name Walter Ramal, 1873–1956), poet and novelist
  • Michael de Larrabeiti
    Michael de Larrabeiti
    Michael de Larrabeiti was an English novelist and travel writer. He is best known for writing The Borrible Trilogy, which has been cited as an influence by writers in the New Weird movement.-Early life:...

    , (1934-2008), novelist and travel writer
  • William De Morgan
    William De Morgan
    William Frend De Morgan was an English potter and tile designer. A lifelong friend of William Morris, he designed tiles, stained glass and furniture for Morris & Co. from 1863 to 1872. His tiles are often based on medieval designs or Persian patterns, and he experimented with innovative glazes and...

    , (1839–1917), novelist and potter
  • Thomas de Quincey
    Thomas de Quincey
    Thomas Penson de Quincey was an English esssayist, best known for his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater .-Child and student:...

    , (1785–1859), essayist and critic,
    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater
    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater
    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is an autobiographical account written by Thomas De Quincey, about his laudanum addiction and its effect on his life...

  • Hugh de Selincourt
    Hugh de Selincourt
    Hugh de Selincourt was an English author and journalist, chiefly remembered today for his timeless tale of village cricket, The Cricket Match . He studied at Dulwich College before going on to University College, Oxford...

    , (1878–1951), writer and journalist
  • Lisa St Aubin de Terán
    Lisa St Aubin de Terán
    Lisa St Aubin de Terán is an award-winning English novelist, writer of autobiographical fictions, and memoirist.Lisa St Aubin de Terán was born in 1953 and brought up in Clapham in South London. She attended the James Allen's Girls' School...

    , (born 1953), novelist, poet and autobiographer
  • Edward de Vere
    Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford
    Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford was an Elizabethan courtier, playwright, lyric poet, sportsman and patron of the arts, and is currently the most popular alternative candidate proposed for the authorship of Shakespeare's works....

    , earl of Oxford, (1550–1604), playwright, poet and courtier
  • Roger Deakin
    Roger Deakin
    Roger Stuart Deakin was an English writer, documentary-maker and environmentalist.Deakin was born in Watford, Hertfordshire. Educated at Haberdashers' Aske's and Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he read English, Deakin first worked in advertising as a copywriter and creative director...

    , (1943–2006), writer on the countryside
  • Ellen Dean
    Ellen Dean
    Ellen Dean is a novelist, screenwriter and journalist from County Durham, England.Before she published her first novel, Beautiful Strangers in 2009, Dean wrote features for national magazines and regional newspapers...

    , (fl. 2009-present), novelist and broadcaster
  • Geoffrey Dearmer
    Geoffrey Dearmer
    Geoffrey Dearmer LVO was a British poet. He was the son of Anglican liturgist and hymnologist Percy Dearmer.During World War I, Dearmer was commissioned and served with the London Regiment at Gallipoli and on the Western Front. Many of his poems dealt with the overall brutality of war and...

    , (1893–1996), poet
  • Percy Dearmer
    Percy Dearmer
    Percy Dearmer, was an English priest and liturgist best known as the author of The Parson's Handbook, a liturgical manual for Anglican clergy. A lifelong socialist, he was an early advocate of the public ministry of women and concerned with social justice...

    , (1867–1936), reformer and cleric, The Parson's Handbook
    The Parson's Handbook
    The Parson's Handbook is a book by Percy Dearmer, first published in 1899, that was fundamental to the development of liturgy in the Church of England and throughout the Anglican Communion....

  • John Dee
    John Dee
    John Dee was a Welsh mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, occultist, navigator, imperialist, and consultant to Queen Elizabeth I.John Dee may also refer to:* John Dee , Basketball coach...

    , (1527-1608/9), mathematician, occultist and political economist
  • Denise Deegan
    Denise Deegan
    Denise Deegan is an English novelist and playwright. She was born in London, England, where she trained in stage management at East 15 Acting School...

    , (born 1952), novelist, screenwriter and playwright,
    Daisy Pulls It Off
    Daisy Pulls It Off
    Daisy Pulls It Off is a comedy play by Denise Deegan. It is a parody of wholesome adventure stories about life in a 1920s girls' English boarding school, such as those by Angela Brazil...

  • Warwick Deeping
    Warwick Deeping
    Warwick Deeping was an English novelist.Warwick Deeping may also refer to:*HMT Warwick Deeping...

    , (1877–1950), novelist and story writer,
    Sorrell and Son
    Sorrell and Son
    Sorrell and Son is a silent film released on December 2, 1927 and nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director in the 1st Academy Awards the following year...

  • Daniel Defoe
    Daniel Defoe
    Daniel Defoe , born Daniel Foe, was an English trader, writer, journalist, and pamphleteer, who gained fame for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is notable for being one of the earliest proponents of the novel, as he helped to popularise the form in Britain and along with others such as Richardson,...

    , (c. 1659–1731), novelist and pamphleteer,
    Robinson Crusoe
    Robinson Crusoe
    Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe that was first published in 1719. Epistolary, confessional, and didactic in form, the book is a fictional autobiography of the title character—a castaway who spends 28 years on a remote tropical island near Trinidad, encountering cannibals, captives, and...

  • Paul Dehn
    Paul Dehn
    Paul Dehn was a British screenwriter.-Biography and work:Dehn was born in 1912 in Manchester, England. He was educated at Shrewsbury School, and attended Brasenose College, Oxford...

    , (1912–1976), screenwriter and playwright
  • Len Deighton
    Len Deighton
    Leonard Cyril Deighton is a British military historian, cookery writer, and novelist. He is perhaps most famous for his spy novel The IPCRESS File, which was made into a film starring Michael Caine....

    , (born 1929), military historian, cookery writer and novelist,
    The Ipcress File
    The Ipcress File
    The IPCRESS File was the first spy novel by Len Deighton, published in 1962.It was made into a film in 1965 produced by Harry Saltzman and directed by Sidney J. Furie, starring Michael Caine as the protagonist....

  • Thomas Dekker, (1572–1632), playwright
  • E. M. Delafield
    E. M. Delafield
    Edmée Elizabeth Monica Dashwood, née de la Pasture , commonly known as E. M. Delafield, was a prolific English author. She is best-known for her largely autobiographical Diary of a Provincial Lady, which took the form of a journal of the life of an upper-middle class Englishwoman living mostly in a...

    , (1890–1943), novelist
  • Mary Delany
    Mary Delany
    Mary Delany was an English Bluestocking, artist, and letter-writer; equally famous for her "paper-mosaicks" and her lively correspondence.-Early life:...

    , (born Mary Granville), (1700-17880, letter writer, artist and bluestocking
    Blue Stockings Society (England)
    The Blue Stockings Society was an informal women's social and educational movement in England in the mid-18th century. The society emphasized education and mutual co-operation rather than the individualism which marked the French version....

  • R. F. Delderfield
    R. F. Delderfield
    Ronald Frederick Delderfield was a popular English novelist and dramatist, many of whose works have been adapted for television and are still widely read.-Childhood in London and Surrey:...

    , (1912–1972), novelist and playwright,
    A Horseman Riding By
    A Horseman Riding By
    A Horseman Riding By is a 1966 novel by R. F. Delderfield that starts in 1902 at the tail end of the Boer War and is continued in the sequel to end in the summer of 1965. It is set in Devon in the early 20th century. It was to some extent an elegy for the traditional society which was blown apart...

  • Ethel M. Dell
    Ethel M. Dell
    Ethel May Dell or Ethel Mary Dell was an English writer of popular romance novels.-Overview:Ethel Dell's married name is recorded as Ethel Mary Savage. She was born in Streatham, a suburb of London. Her father was a clerk in the City of London and she had an older sister and brother. Her family...

     (1881–1939), novelist
  • Thomas Deloney
    Thomas Deloney
    Thomas Deloney was an English novelist and balladist.He appears to have worked as a silk-weaver in Norwich, but was in London by 1586, and in the course of the next ten years is known to have written about fifty ballads, some of which got him into trouble, and caused him to keep a low profile for...

    , (1553–1600), balladeer and novelist
  • John Denham
    John Denham (poet)
    Sir John Denham was an English poet and courtier. He served as Surveyor of the King's Works and is buried in Westminster Abbey....

    , (1614/15-1669), poet
  • Felix Dennis
    Felix Dennis
    Felix Dennis is a British magazine publisher, poet, and philanthropist. His privately owned company, Dennis Publishing, pioneered computer and hobbyist magazine publishing in the United Kingdom...

    , (born 1947), poet and publisher
  • George Dennis
    George Dennis (explorer)
    George Dennis was a British explorer of Etruria; his written account and drawings of the ancient places and monuments of the Etruscan civilization combined with his summary of the ancient sources is among the first of the modern era and remains an indispensable reference in Etruscan studies.-...

    , (1814–1898), writer and explorer
  • John Dennis, (1657–1734), critic and playwright
  • Nigel Dennis
    Nigel Dennis
    Nigel Forbes Dennis was an English writer, critic, playwright and magazine editor.-Early life:Born at his grandfather's house in Surrey, England, Dennis was the son of Lt.-Col...

    , (1912–1989), writer, novelist and playwright
  • Colin Dexter
    Colin Dexter
    Norman Colin Dexter, OBE, is an English crime writer, known for his Inspector Morse novels which were written between 1975 and 1999 and adapted as a television series from 1987 to 2000.-Early life and career:...

    , (born 1930), novelist, Inspector Morse
    Inspector Morse
    Inspector Morse is a fictional character in the eponymous series of detective novels by British author Colin Dexter, as well as the 33-episode 1987–2000 television adaptation of the same name, in which the character was portrayed by John Thaw. Morse is a senior CID officer with the Thames Valley...

  • Nirpal Singh Dhaliwal
    Nirpal Singh Dhaliwal
    Nirpal Singh Dhaliwal is a British journalist and writer.His parents were first-generation Punjabi immigrants. Dhaliwal was raised a non-practising Sikh and state-school educated before going on to Nottingham University to read English and American literature...

    , (born 1974), novelist and journalist
  • William Diaper
    William Diaper
    William Diaper was an English poet of the Augustan era. Little is known about his life. He was born in Bridgwater, Somerset and attended Balliol College, Oxford as a pauper, where he took his BA in 1702...

    , (1685–1717), poet and translator
  • Charles Dibdin
    Charles Dibdin
    Charles Dibdin was a British musician, dramatist, novelist, actor and songwriter. The son of a parish clerk, he was born in Southampton on or before 4 March 1745, and was the youngest of a family of 18....

    , (1745?–1814), playwright, poet and songwriter
  • Charles Dickens
    Charles Dickens
    Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than had any previous author during his lifetime, and he remains popular, having been responsible for some of English literature's most iconic...

    , (1812–1870), novelist, David Copperfield
    David Copperfield (novel)
    The Personal History, Adventures, Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blunderstone Rookery , commonly referred to as David Copperfield, is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens, first published as a novel in 1850. Like most of his works, it originally appeared in serial...

  • Monica Dickens
    Monica Dickens
    Monica Enid Dickens, MBE was an English writer, the great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens.-Biography:...

    , (1915–1992), novelist and children's writer
  • Anne Hepple Dickinson
    Anne Hepple Dickinson
    Anne Hepple Anne Hepple Dickinson, née Batty, wrote romantic novels under the pseudonym 'Anne Hepple'. She lived in Castle Terrace, Berwick-upon-Tweed, England.Her works include the following:* Jemima Rides [1928]...

    , (pen name Anne Hepple, 1877–1959), novelist
  • Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
    Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
    Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson , was a British historian and political activist. He led most of his life at Cambridge, where he wrote a dissertation on Neoplatonism before becoming a fellow. He was closely associated with the Bloomsbury Group.A noted pacifist, Dickinson protested against Britain's...

    , (1862–1932), historian and political activist
  • John Dickinson
    John Dickinson (author)
    John Geoffrey Hyett Dickinson is an English author of young adult novels. His first novel, The Cup of the World, was published in 2004, and his latest novel , The Lightstep, was published in 2008....

    , (born 1962), novelist for young adults
  • Patric Dickinson
    Patric Dickinson
    Patric Thomas Dickinson was a British poet, translator from the Greek and Latin classics, and playwright. He also worked for the BBC, from 1942 to 1948. He wrote full time from 1948....

    , (1914–1994), poet, translator and playwright
  • Peter Dickinson
    Peter Dickinson
    Peter Malcolm de Brissac Dickinson OBE is an English author and poet who has written a wide variety of books, notably children's books and detective stories, over a long and distinguished career.-Life and work:...

    , (born 1927), novelist, children's writer and poet
  • Kenelm Digby
    Kenelm Digby
    Sir Kenelm Digby was an English courtier and diplomat. He was also a highly reputed natural philosopher, and known as a leading Roman Catholic intellectual and Blackloist. For his versatility, Anthony à Wood called him the "magazine of all arts".-Early life and career:He was born at Gayhurst,...

    , (1603–1665), natural philosopher
  • Leonard Digges
    Leonard Digges (writer)
    Leonard Digges was an accomplished Hispanist and minor poet, a younger son of the astronomer Thomas Digges Leonard Digges (1588 – 7 April 1635) was an accomplished Hispanist and minor poet, a younger son of the astronomer Thomas Digges Leonard Digges (1588 – 7 April 1635) was an...

    , (1588–1635), poet and translator
  • Francis Dillingham
    Francis Dillingham
    Francis Dillingham was an English Protestant scholar and cleric. He was educated at Christ's College, Cambridge, becoming a Fellow there in 1594. He was appointed to the "First Cambridge Company" charged by James I of England with the translation of parts of the Old Testament for the King James...

    , (died 1625), scholar, AV translator and cleric
  • Wentworth Dillon
    Wentworth Dillon, 4th Earl of Roscommon
    Wentworth Dillon, 4th Earl of Roscommon , was an English poet.-Background and education:Dillon was born in Ireland about 1630...

    , earl of Roscommon, (1630–1685), poet, critic and translator
  • John Disney, (1677-1729/30), writer on moral reform, and cleric
  • John Disney
    John Disney (Unitarian)
    John Disney was an English Unitarian minister and biographical writer, initially an Anglican clergyman active against subscription to the Thirty Nine Articles.-Life:...

    , (1746–1816), religious writer, biographer and Unitarian minister
  • Jenny Diski
    Jenny Diski
    -External links:***...

    , (born 1947), novelist and essayist, Rainforest
    Rainforests are forests characterized by high rainfall, with definitions based on a minimum normal annual rainfall of 1750-2000 mm...

  • Isaac D'Israeli
    Isaac D'Israeli
    Isaac D'Israeli was a British writer, scholar and man of letters. He is best known for his essays, his associations with other men of letters, and for being the father of British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli....

    , (1766–1848), essayist
  • Benjamin Disraeli, (1804–1881), novelist and statesman
  • Henry Hall Dixon
    Henry Hall Dixon
    Henry Hall Dixon was an English sporting writer known by his nom de plume, "The Druid."-Life:...

    , (1822–1870), writer
  • Richard Watson Dixon
    Richard Watson Dixon
    Richard Watson Dixon , English poet and divine, son of Dr James Dixon, a Wesleyan minister.He was educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham, and on proceeding to Pembroke College, Oxford, became one of the famous Birmingham Set there who shared with William Morris and Burne-Jones in the...

    , (1833–1900), poet and church historian
  • William Hepworth Dixon
    William Hepworth Dixon
    William Hepworth Dixon , English historian and traveller, born nearManchester, went to London in 1846, and became connected with the Daily News, for which he wrote articles on social and prison reform....

    , (1821-1879), historian, biographer and travel writer
  • Sydney Thompson Dobell
    Sydney Thompson Dobell
    Sydney Thompson Dobell , English poet and critic, was born at Cranbrook, Kent.His father was a wine merchant, his mother a daughter of Samuel Thompson , a London political reformer. The family moved to Cheltenham when Dobell was twelve years old. He was educated privately, and never attended either...

    , (1824–1874), poet and critic
  • Henry Austin Dobson
    Henry Austin Dobson
    Henry Austin Dobson , commonly Austin Dobson, was an English poet and essayist.-Life:He was born at Plymouth, the eldest son of George Clarisse Dobson, a civil engineer, of French descent. When he was about eight, the family moved to Holyhead, and his first school was at Beaumaris in Anglesey...

    , (1840–1921), poet and essayist
  • William Dodd
    William Dodd (clergyman)
    William Dodd was an English Anglican clergyman and a man of letters. He lived extravagantly, and was nicknamed the "Macaroni Parson"...

    , (1729–1777), writer, cleric and forger
  • John Doddridge
    John Doddridge
    Sir John Doddridge was an English lawyer, judge and Member of Parliament, known also as an antiquarian and writer...

    , (1555-1628), writer, antiquary and judge
  • Philip Doddridge
    Philip Doddridge
    Philip Doddridge DD was an English Nonconformist leader, educator, and hymnwriter.-Early life:...

    , (1702–1751), religious writer and hymn writer
  • George Bubb Dodington
    George Dodington, 1st Baron Melcombe
    George Bubb Dodington, 1st Baron Melcombe PC was an English politician and nobleman.Christened simply George Bubb, he acquired the surname Dodington around the time his uncle George Dodington died in 1720 and left him his estate...

    , (1691–1792), politician, poet and diarist
  • Robert Dodsley
    Robert Dodsley
    Robert Dodsley was an English bookseller and miscellaneous writer.-Life:He was born near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, where his father was master of the free school....

    , (1704–1764), poet, writer and bookseller
  • Christina Dodwell
    Christina Dodwell
    Christina Dodwell FRGS is a British explorer, travel writer, and lecturer. She is Chairman of the Dodwell Trust and was awarded the Mungo Park Medal in 1989....

    , (born 1951), travel writer
  • Berlie Doherty
    Berlie Doherty
    Berlie Doherty is an English novelist, poet, playwright and screenwriter. She is best known for her children's books, for which she has twice won the Carnegie Medal...

    , (born 1943), children's writer, poet and dramatist
  • Paul C. Doherty, (several pen names, born 1946), novelist
  • Digby Mackworth Dolben
    Digby Mackworth Dolben
    Digby Augustus Stewart Mackworth Dolben was an English poet who died young from drowning. He owes his poetic reputation to his cousin, Robert Bridges, poet laureate from 1913 to 1930, who edited a partial edition of his verse, Poems, in 1911.He was born in Guernsey, and brought up at Finedon Hall...

    , (1848–1867), poet
  • Alfred Domett
    Alfred Domett
    Alfred Domett, CMG was an English colonial statesman and poet. He was New Zealand's fourth Premier.-Early life:He was born at Camberwell, Surrey; his father was a ship-owner...

    , (1811–1887), poet and statesman
  • Angus Donald
    Angus Donald
    Angus Donald is a British writer of historical fiction. As of 2011, he has released three books that loosely follow the story of Alan-a-Dale.-Biography:...

    , (born 1965), novelist
  • John Donne
    John Donne
    John Donne 31 March 1631), English poet, satirist, lawyer, and priest, is now considered the preeminent representative of the metaphysical poets. His works are notable for their strong and sensual style and include sonnets, love poetry, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs,...

    , (1572–1631), poet and divine
  • Desmond Donnelly
    Desmond Donnelly
    Desmond Louis Donnelly was a British politician, author and journalist who was a member of four different political parties during the course of his career, and moved between parties on five occasions.- Origins :...

    , (1920–1974), writer, journalist and politician
  • Eleanor Doorly
    Eleanor Doorly
    Victoria Eleanor Louise Doorly was an award-winning British writer of children's books. She was born in Jamaica as the daughter of William Anton Doorly and Louise Brown, but moved to England upon the premature death of her father in 1887...

    , (died 1950), children's writer
  • Sarah Doudney
    Sarah Doudney
    Sarah Doudney was an English novelist and poet, best known as a children's writer and hymnwriter....

    , (1841–1926), novelist, children's writer and hymn writer
  • Charles Montagu Doughty
    Charles Montagu Doughty
    Charles Montagu Doughty was an English poet, writer, and traveller born in Theberton Hall, Saxmundham, Suffolk and educated at private schools in Laleham and Elstree, and at a school for the royal navy, Portsmouth...

    , (1843–1926), poet, writer and traveller, Travels in Arabia Deserta
    Travels in Arabia Deserta
    Travels in Arabia Deserta was written by Charles Montagu Doughty who was an English poet, writer, and traveller.-References and further reading:* Cousin, John W. . 1910.* Hogarth, D.G. The Life Of Charles M. Doughty. 1928...

  • Louise Doughty
    Louise Doughty
    Louise Doughty is an English novelist, playwright and journalist from a Romany background. Doughty is an alumna of the University of East Anglia's Creative Writing Course....

    , (born 1963), novelist and playwright
  • Keith Douglas
    Keith Douglas
    Keith Castellain Douglas , was an English poet noted for his war poetry during World War II and his wry memoir of the Western Desert Campaign, Alamein to Zem Zem. He was killed during the invasion of Normandy.-Poetry:...

    , (1920–1944), poet
  • Lord Alfred Douglas
    Lord Alfred Douglas
    Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas , nicknamed Bosie, was a British author, poet and translator, better known as the intimate friend and lover of the writer Oscar Wilde...

    , (1870–1945), poet
  • Norman Douglas
    Norman Douglas
    George Norman Douglas was a British writer, now best known for his 1917 novel South Wind.-Life:Norman Douglas was born in Thüringen, Austria . His mother was Vanda von Poellnitz...

    , (1868–1952), novelist,
    South Wind
    South Wind (novel)
    South Wind is a 1917 novel by British author Norman Douglas. It is Douglas' most famous book. It is set on an imaginary island called Nepenthe, located off the coast of Italy in the Tyrrhenian Sea, a thinly fictionalized description of Capri's residents and visitors...

  • Louise Doughty
    Louise Doughty
    Louise Doughty is an English novelist, playwright and journalist from a Romany background. Doughty is an alumna of the University of East Anglia's Creative Writing Course....

    , (born 1963), novelist and broadcaster
  • Siobhan Dowd
    Siobhan Dowd
    Siobhan Dowd was a British writer and activist.-Biography:Siobhan Dowd was born in London to Irish parents...

    , (1960–2007), novelist, anthologist and children's writer,
    Bog Child
    Bog Child
    Bog Child is a historical novel by Siobhan Dowd. The book was released by David Fickling Books on September 9, 2008. It was listed as one of Amazon's Best Book of the Year for 2008 and one of Publishers Weekly's Best Book of the Year for the children's fiction category in 2008. It also won the 2009...

  • Andrew Downes
    Andrew Downes (scholar)
    Andrew Downes, also known as Dounaeus, was an English classical scholar.-Life:He was born in the county of Shropshire, and was educated at Shrewsbury and St...

    , (c. 1549-1628), scholar, AV translator and cleric
  • Jenny Downham
    Jenny Downham
    Jenny Downham is a British novelist and an ex-actor. She has published two books, Before I Die, the fictional account of the last few months of a sixteen-year-old girl who has been dying of leukeamia for four years...

    , (born 1964), novelist
  • Ernest Dowson
    Ernest Dowson
    Ernest Christopher Dowson , born in Lee, London, was an English poet, novelist and writer of short stories, associated with the Decadent movement.- Biography :...

    , (1867–1900), poet and story writer
  • Arthur Conan Doyle
    Arthur Conan Doyle
    Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle DL was a Scottish physician and writer, most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, generally considered a milestone in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger...

    , (1859–1930), novelist and author of Sherlock Holmes
    Sherlock Holmes
    Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective created by Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The fantastic London-based "consulting detective", Holmes is famous for his astute logical reasoning, his ability to take almost any disguise, and his use of forensic science skills to solve...

  • Richard Doyle
    Richard Doyle (author)
    Richard Doyle is a British author of thriller novels.Doyle was born in Guernsey and, on his third birthday, was presented at the court of Emperor Haile Selassie. He has lived in Tripoli, Ethiopia, Kuwait, Kenya, Morocco, Libya, Beirut, Barbados, Antigua, France, Greece, Ireland, and the United...

    , (born 1948), novelist,
    A flood is an overflow of an expanse of water that submerges land. The EU Floods directive defines a flood as a temporary covering by water of land not normally covered by water...

  • Francis Hastings Doyle
    Francis Hastings Doyle
    Sir Francis Hastings Charles Doyle, 2nd Baronet was a British poet.-Biography:Doyle was born near Tadcaster, Yorkshire, to a military family which produced several distinguished officers, including his father, Major-General Sir Francis Hastings Doyle, 1st Baronet, who was created a baronet in 1828...

    , (1810–1888), poet
  • Margaret Drabble, (born 1939), novelist and critic, The Millstone
    The Millstone (novel)
    The Millstone is a novel by Margaret Drabble, first published in 1965.It is about an unmarried, young academic who becomes pregnant after a one-night stand and, against all odds, decides to give birth to her child and raise it herself.-Plot summary:...

  • Phil Drabble
    Phil Drabble
    Philip Percy Cooper Drabble OBE was an English countryman, author and television presenter. Raised in the Black Country, he later lived in – and wrote mostly about – the countryside of north Worcestershire and at Abbots Bromley in south Staffordshire, where he created a nature reserve.-Early...

    , (1914–2007), writer and broadcaster
  • Judith Drake
    Judith Drake
    Judith Drake was an English intellectual and author who was active in the last decade of the 17th century. She was part of a circle of intellectuals, authors, and philosophers which included Mary Astell, Lady Mary Chudleigh, Elizabeth Thomas, Elizabeth Elstob, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, and John...

    , (fl. 1696-1707), essayist
  • Nick Drake
    Nick Drake (poet)
    -Life:He lives and works in London. His most recent projects include a stage adaptation of Philippe Petit’s To Reach the Clouds and a screenplay for the film Romulus, My Father.-Awards:...

    , (born 1961), poet and novelist
  • Augusta Theodosia Drane
    Augusta Theodosia Drane
    Augusta Theodosia Drane was an English writer and Roman Catholic nun.Born at Bromley, near Bow and brought up in the Anglican creed, she was influenced by Tractarian teachings and joined the Roman Catholic Church around 1850.She wrote, and published anonymously, an essay questioning the morality...

    , (1823–1894), writer and nun
  • Michael Drayton
    Michael Drayton
    Michael Drayton was an English poet who came to prominence in the Elizabethan era.-Early life:He was born at Hartshill, near Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England. Almost nothing is known about his early life, beyond the fact that in 1580 he was in the service of Thomas Goodere of Collingham,...

    , (1563–1631), poet
  • John Drinkwater, (1882–1937), poet and playwright
  • Henry Drummond
    Henry Drummond (1786-1860)
    Henry Drummond , English banker, politician and writer, best known as one of the founders of the Catholic Apostolic or Irvingite Church, was born at The Grange, near Northington, Hampshire....

    , (1786–1860), religious writer, politician and banker
  • John Dryden
    John Dryden
    John Dryden was an influential English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who dominated the literary life of Restoration England to such a point that the period came to be known in literary circles as the Age of Dryden.Walter Scott called him "Glorious John." He was made Poet...

    , (1631–1700), poet and playwright, Absalom and Achitophel
    Absalom and Achitophel
    Absalom and Achitophel is a landmark poetic political satire by John Dryden. The poem exists in two parts. The first part, of 1681, is undoubtedly by Dryden...

  • Daphne du Maurier
    Daphne du Maurier
    Dame Daphne du Maurier, Lady Browning DBE was a British author and playwright.Many of her works have been adapted into films, including the novels Rebecca and Jamaica Inn and the short stories "The Birds" and "Don't Look Now". The first three were directed by Alfred Hitchcock.Her elder sister was...

    , (1907–1989), novelist, Rebecca
    Rebecca a biblical matriarch from the Book of Genesis and a common first name. In this book Rebecca was said to be a beautiful girl. As a name it is often shortened to Becky, Becki or Becca; see Rebecca ....

  • George du Maurier
    George du Maurier
    George Louis Palmella Busson du Maurier was a French-born British cartoonist and author, known for his cartoons in Punch and also for his novel Trilby. He was the father of actor Gerald du Maurier and grandfather of the writers Angela du Maurier and Dame Daphne du Maurier...

    , (1834–1896), cartoonist and novelist,
    A trilby hat is a type of fedora. The trilby is viewed as the rich man's favored hat; it is commonly called the "brown trilby" in England and is much seen at the horse races. It is described as a "crumpled" fedora...

  • Stephen Duck
    Stephen Duck
    Stephen Duck was an English poet whose career reflected both the Augustan era's interest in "naturals" and its resistance to classlessness....

    , (1705?–1756), poet and cleric
  • Agnes Mary Frances Duclaux
    Agnes Mary Frances Duclaux
    Agnes Mary Frances Robinson, known after her first marriage as Agnes-Marie-François Darmesteter, and after her second as Agnes Mary Frances Duclaux born in Leamington Hastings on February 27, 1857 - dead in Aurillac on February 9, 1944, was an English writer and scholar on many subjects connected...

    , (1857–1944), poet and author
  • Ernest Dudley
    Ernest Dudley
    Ernest Dudley was an English actor, dramatist, novelist, journalist and screenwriter.- Biography :The actor and scriptwriter Ernest Dudley was the creator of the hit BBC radio crime series Dr Morelle and also the television series The Armchair Detective...

    , (real name Vivian Ernest Coltman-Allen, 1908–2006), novelist, screenwriter and actor
  • Lord Dufferin
    Frederick Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava
    Frederick Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava, KP, GCB, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, PC was a British public servant and prominent member of Victorian society...

    , (1826–1902), writer and explorer
  • Charles Duff
    Charles Duff
    Charles Duff was a British author of books on language learning and other subjects.Duff served as an officer in the British Merchant Navy in World War I and then in the intelligence division of the Foreign Office and Diplomatic Service...

    , (1894–1966), language-book writer, translator and satirist
  • Maureen Duffy
    Maureen Duffy
    Maureen Patricia Duffy is a contemporary British poet, playwright and novelist. She has also published a literary biography of Aphra Behn, and The Erotic World of Faery a book-length study of eroticism in faery fantasy literature.-Life and work:After a tough childhood, Duffy took her degree in...

    , (born 1933), poet, screenwriter and novelist
  • Stella Duffy
    Stella Duffy
    Stella Duffy is a writer and performer born in London who spent her childhood in New Zealand before returning to the UK.-Biography:Born to a New Zealander father and an English mother, Duffy is the youngest in a family of seven children. The family moved to New Zealand when Duffy was five, and...

    , (born 1963), novelist and playwright
  • William Dugdale
    William Dugdale
    Sir William Dugdale was an English antiquary and herald. As a scholar he was influential in the development of medieval history as an academic subject.-Life:...

    , (1605–1686), antiquary
  • Alfred Duggan
    Alfred Duggan
    Alfred Duggan was an English historian, archeologist and best-selling historical novelist during the 1950s. Although he was raised in England, Duggan was born Alfred Leo Duggan in Buenos Aires, Argentina to a family of wealthy landowners of Irish descent. His family moved to England when he was...

    , (1903–1964), historical writer and novelist
  • Ian Duhig
    Ian Duhig
    -Life:He was the eighth of eleven children born to Irish parents. He graduated from Leeds University.He worked for 15 years with homeless people.He is a writer and teacher of creating writing at various institutions, including the Arvon Foundation....

    , (born 1954), poet
  • Richard Duke
    Richard Duke
    Richard Duke was an English clergyman and poet, associated with the Tory writers of the Restoration era.-Life:He was born in London, son of Richard Duke, and was admitted to Westminster School in 1670. He was elected to Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1675, and proceeded B.A. in 1678, M.A. in 1682...

    , (1658–1711), poet and cleric
  • Sarah Dunant
    Sarah Dunant
    Sarah Dunant is the author of many international bestsellers, most recently Sacred Hearts, the completion of her Italian historical trilogy....

    , (born 1950), writer and novelist
  • John Duncombe
    John Duncombe
    Sir John Duncombe was an English politician.John Duncombe was the son of William Duncombe. He was educated at Eton College and St John's College, Cambridge. He was knighted in 1646. Duncombe was Member of Parliament for Bury St Edmunds from 1660 to 1678, and Chancellor of the Exchequer from 22...

    , (1729–1786), poet and cleric
  • William Duncombe
    William Duncombe
    William Duncombe was a British author and playwright. He worked in the Navy Office from 1706 until 1725. That year, he and Elizabeth Hughes won a very large lottery sum on a joint ticket. He married Elizabeth in 1726 and "retired into literary leisure." The nature of their match is unknown,...

    , (1690–1769), translator and playwright
  • Roderic Dunkerley
    Roderic Dunkerley
    Roderic Dunkerley , born in Ealing, West London, son of William Arthur Dunkerley . The novelist Elsie J. Oxenham was his sister, as was Erica Oxenham the biographer of their father, who gives brief details of his early life within the pages of those biographies .-Books:*The Great Awakening *The Arm...

     (1884–1966), religious writer
  • Helen Dunmore
    Helen Dunmore
    Helen Dunmore is a British poet, novelist and children's writer. Educated at the University of York, she now lives in Bristol....

    , (born 1952), poet, novelist and children's writer,
  • Antony Dunn
    Antony Dunn
    Antony Dunn is an English poet and dramatist. He was born in London in 1973. He won the Newdigate Prize for Judith with the Head of Holofernes in 1995 and received a Society of Authors Eric Gregory Award in 2000. He has published three collections of poems, Pilots and Navigators , Flying Fish and...

    , (born 1973), poet and playwright
  • Nell Dunn
    Nell Dunn
    -Early years:Dunn was born in London and educated at a convent, which she left at the age of fourteen. Although she came from an upper class background, in 1959 she moved to Battersea and made friends in the neighbourhood and worked for a time in a sweets factory...

    , (born 1936), novelist and playwright, Poor Cow
    Poor Cow
    Poor Cow is a 1967 British drama film directed by Ken Loach, based on Nell Dunn's novel of the same name.Although Malcolm McDowell is listed in the credits on the commercial release of the film, the scenes in which he appeared were deleted....

  • James Duport
    James Duport
    James Duport was an English classical scholar.-Life:His father, John Duport, who was descended from an old Norman family , was master of Jesus College, Cambridge...

    , (1606–1679), scholar and cleric
  • John Duport
    John Duport
    John Duport was an English scholar and translator.Dr John Duport was born in Shepshed in Leicestershire. He was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge, where he became a Fellow in 1674. In 1583 he became rector of Fulham, and in 1585 precentor of St Paul's Cathedral...

    , (died 1617), scholar, AV translator and cleric
  • Mortimer Durand
    Mortimer Durand
    Sir Henry Mortimer Durand was a British diplomat and civil servant of colonial British India.-Background:Born at Sehore, Bhopal, India, he was the son of Sir Henry Marion Durand, the Resident of Baroda and he was educated at Blackheath Proprietary School, and Tonbridge School.-Career:Durand...

    , (1850-1924), novelist, travel writer and diplomat
  • Thomas D'Urfey
    Thomas d'Urfey
    Thomas D'Urfey was an English writer and wit. He composed plays, songs, and poetry, in addition to writing jokes. He was an important innovator and contributor in the evolution of the Ballad opera....

    , (1653–1723), playwright and poet,
    Wit and Mirth, or Pills to Purge Melancholy
    Wit and Mirth, or Pills to Purge Melancholy
    Wit and Mirth: Or Pills to Purge Melancholy is the title of a large collection of songs by Thomas d'Urfey, published between 1698 and 1720, which in its final, six-volume edition held over 1,000 songs and poems. The collection started as a single book compiled and published by Henry Playford who...

  • Raymond Durgnat
    Raymond Durgnat
    Raymond Durgnat was a distinctive and highly influential British film critic, who was born in London of Swiss parents...

    , (1932–2002), film critic
  • Edith Durham
    Edith Durham
    Mary Edith Durham was a British traveller, artist and writer who became famous for her anthropological accounts of life in Albania in the early 20th century.-Early life:...

    , (1863–1944), travel writer
  • Gerald Durrell
    Gerald Durrell
    Gerald "Gerry" Malcolm Durrell, OBE was a naturalist, zookeeper, conservationist, author and television presenter...

    , (1925–1995), naturalist and author,
    My Family and Other Animals
    My Family and Other Animals
    My Family and Other Animals is an autobiographical work by naturalist Gerald Durrell, telling of the part of his childhood he spent on the Greek island of Corfu between 1935 and 1939. It describes the life of the Durrell Family on the island in a humorous manner, and also richly discusses the fauna...

  • Lawrence Durrell
    Lawrence Durrell
    Lawrence George Durrell was an expatriate British novelist, poet, dramatist, and travel writer, though he resisted affiliation with Britain and preferred to be considered cosmopolitan...

    , (1921–1990), novelist and poet,
    The Alexandria Quartet
    The Alexandria Quartet
    The Alexandria Quartet is a tetralogy of novels by British writer Lawrence Durrell, published between 1957 and 1960. A critical and commercial success, the books present four perspectives on a single set of events and characters in Alexandria, Egypt, before and during World War II.As Durrell...

  • John Dunton
    John Dunton
    John Dunton was an English bookseller and author. In 1691, he founded an Athenian Society to publish The Athenian Mercury, the first major popular periodical and first miscellaneous periodical in England.-Early life:...

    , (1659–1733), writer, bookseller and pamphleteer
  • Edward Dyer
    Edward Dyer
    Sir Edward Dyer was an English courtier and poet.-Life:The son of Sir Thomas Dyer, Kt., he was born at Sharpham Park, Glastonbury, Somerset. He was educated, according to Anthony Wood, either at Balliol College, Oxford or at Broadgates Hall , and left after taking a degree...

    , (1543–1607), poet and courtier
  • Geoff Dyer
    Geoff Dyer
    Geoff Dyer is a British author and novelist. He is also a journalist who writes about a wide range of topics. His published work includes four novels and several books of non-fiction, which have won a number of literary awards...

    , (born 1958), writer
  • George Dyer, (1755–1841), scholar and poet


  • Rae Earl (born 1971), writer and broadcaster
  • John Earle
    John Earle (bishop)
    John Earle was an English bishop.-Life:He was born at York, but the exact date is unknown. He matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford, but moved to Merton, where he obtained a fellowship...

    , (1601–1665), writer and bishop
  • Anthony Earnshaw
    Anthony Earnshaw
    Anthony Earnshaw was an English anarchist, artist, author, and illustrator.Earnshaw was born in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. His father, a watchmaker and jeweller, died before he was born. His mother ran the family shop until bankruptcy in 1930, when they moved first to Redcar and then to Leeds...

    , (1924–2001), writer and illustrator
  • Edward Backhouse Eastwick
    Edward Backhouse Eastwick
    Edward Backhouse Eastwick CB was a British orientalist, diplomat and Conservative Member of Parliament....

    , (1814-1883), orientalist and diplomat
  • Mary Emma Ebsworth
    Mary Emma Ebsworth
    -Life:Ebsworth was the daughter of Robert Fairbrother, member of the Glovers' Company, and in later years a pantomimist and fencing-master, was born in London on 2 September 1794. The father was an affectionate friend of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, and though he had lost several thousand pounds by...

    , (1794-1881), playwright and translator
  • Laurence Echard
    Laurence Echard
    -Life:He was son of the Rev. Thomas Echard or Eachard of Barsham, Suffolk, by his wife, the daughter of Samuel and Dorothy Groome, and was born at Barsham. On 26 May 1687, at the age of seventeen, he was admitted a sizar of Christ's College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. in 1692 and M.A. in 1695...

    , (1670–1730), historian and translator
  • Arthur Stanley Eddington
    Arthur Stanley Eddington
    Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington, OM, FRS was a British astrophysicist of the early 20th century. He was also a philosopher of science and a popularizer of science...

    , (1882–1944), astrophysicist and science writer
  • E. R. Eddison
    Eric Rucker Eddison
    Eric Rücker Eddison was an English civil servant and author, writing under the name "E.R. Eddison."-Biography:...

    , (1882–1945), novelist, poet and translator, the Zimiamvian Trilogy
    Zimiamvian Trilogy
    The Zimiamvian Trilogy is the title given to a collection of three novels by the author E. R. Eddison.- Books in the trilogy :*Mistress of Mistresses*A Fish Dinner in Memison*The Mezentian Gate...

  • Emily Eden
    Emily Eden
    Emily Eden was an English poet and novelist who gave witty pictures of English life in the early 19th century.Born in Westminster, Eden was the seventh daughter of William Eden, 1st Baron Auckland, and the great-great-great-aunt of Anthony Eden...

    , (1797–1869), novelist
  • Frederick Morton Eden, (1766–1809), social researcher
  • Richard Edes
    Richard Edes
    Richard Edes was an English churchman. He became Dean of Worcester, and was nominated one of the translators for the Authorised King James Version, in the Second Oxford Company, but died in the earliest stages of the project....

    , (1555–1604), religious writer, AV translator and cleric
  • David Edgar
    David Edgar (playwright)
    David Edgar is a British playwright and author who has had more than sixty of his plays published and performed on stage, radio and television around the world, making him one of the most prolific dramatists of the post-1960s generation in Great Britain.He was resident playwright at the Birmingham...

    , (born 1948), playwright
  • Maria Edgeworth
    Maria Edgeworth
    Maria Edgeworth was a prolific Anglo-Irish writer of adults' and children's literature. She was one of the first realist writers in children's literature and was a significant figure in the evolution of the novel in Europe...

    , (1767–1849), novelist, Castle Rackrent
    Castle Rackrent
    Castle Rackrent, a short novel by Maria Edgeworth published in 1800, is often regarded as the first historical novel, the first regional novel in English, the first Anglo-Irish novel, the first Big House novel and the first saga novel....

  • Richard Lovell Edgeworth
    Richard Lovell Edgeworth
    Richard Lovell Edgeworth was an Anglo-Irish politician, writer and inventor.-Biography:Edgeworth was born in Pierrepont Street, Bath, England, grandson of Sir Salathiel Lovell through his daughter, Jane Lovell....

    , (1744–1817), writer and politician
  • Robert Edric
    Robert Edric
    Robert Edric is the pseudonym of Gary Edric Armitage, a British novelist born in Sheffield.His trilogy of detective novels, Cradle Song, Siren Song, and Swan Song, also known as the "Song Cycle," are set in the city of Hull....

    , (real name Gary Edric Armitage, born 1956), novelist
  • J. T. Edson, (born 1928), novelist
  • Richard Edwardes
    Richard Edwardes
    Richard Edwardes was an English poet and playwright; he was made a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal, and was master of the singing boys...

    , (c. 1523-1566), poet and playwright,
    Damon and Pythias
    Damon and Pythias
    In Greek mythology, the legend of Damon and Pythias symbolizes trust and loyalty in a true friendship.- Greek legend :As told by Aristoxenus, and after him Cicero , Diodorus Siculus , and others, around the 4th century BC, Pythias and his friend Damon, both followers of the philosopher...

  • Amelia Edwards
    Amelia Edwards
    Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards was an English novelist, journalist, traveller and Egyptologist.Born in London to an Irish mother and a father who had been a British Army officer before becoming a banker, Edwards was educated at home by her mother, showing considerable promise as a writer at a young age...

    , (1831–1892), novelist and travel writer
  • Thomas Edwards
    Thomas Edwards (poet)
    Thomas Edwards was an English poet who published two Ovidian epic poems Cephalus and Procris and Narcissus. Beyond his name, nothing is known with certainty of Edwards...

    , (d. 1599), poet
  • Pierce Egan
    Pierce Egan
    Pierce Egan was an early British journalist, sportswriter, and writer on popular culture.Egan was born in the London suburbs, where he spent his life. By 1812 he had established himself as the country's leading 'reporter of sporting events', which at the time meant mainly prize-fights and...

    , (1772–1849), journalist and sports writer,
    Boxiana is the title given to a series of volumes of boxing articles written by early 19th century English sportswriter/journalist Pierce Egan . He wrote magazine articles about boxing, which at that time was conducted under the London Prize Ring rules, and was outlawed in England...

  • Pierce Egan
    Pierce Egan
    Pierce Egan was an early British journalist, sportswriter, and writer on popular culture.Egan was born in the London suburbs, where he spent his life. By 1812 he had established himself as the country's leading 'reporter of sporting events', which at the time meant mainly prize-fights and...

     the younger (1814–1880), novelist
  • Elizabeth Egerton
    Elizabeth Egerton
    Elizabeth Egerton , countess of Bridgewater , was an English writer. She was encouraged in her literary interests from a young age by her father, William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle, himself an author and patron of the arts surrounded by a literary coterie which included Ben Jonson, Thomas...

    , (born Cavendish, 1626–1663), poet and dramatist
  • George Egerton
    George Egerton
    Mary Chavelita Dunne Bright , better known by her pen name George Egerton, was a "New Woman" writer and feminist. Widely considered to be one of the most important of the "New Woman" writers of the nineteenth century fin de siecle, she was a friend of George Bernard Shaw, Ellen Terry and J. M...

    , (real name Mary Chavelita Bright, 1859–1945), writer, translator and feminist
  • Rowland Egerton-Warburton
    Rowland Egerton-Warburton
    Rowland Eyles Egerton-Warburton was a landowner in Cheshire, England. He was a devout Anglican in the high church tradition and a local benefactor. He paid for the restoration of his parish church and for the building of two new churches in villages on his estates...

    , (1804–1891), poet and landowner
  • Sarah Fyge Egerton
    Sarah Fyge Egerton
    Sarah Fyge Egerton was a female poet who wrote in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. She was one of six children born to Mary Beacham and Thomas Fyge...

    , (1670–1723), poet
  • Thomas Egerton
    Thomas Egerton, 1st Viscount Brackley
    Thomas Egerton, 1st Viscount Brackley PC was an English Nobleman, Judge and Statesman who served as Lord Keeper and Lord Chancellor for twenty-one years.-Early life, education and legal career:...

    , Lord Ellesmere, later Lord Brackley (1540–1617), statesman and patron
  • Stephen Elboz
    Stephen Elboz
    Stephen Elboz is the writer of the children's books The Byzantium Bazaar and A Land without Magic.- Background :Born in 1956 in Wellingborough, Northants where he still lives, Elboz wrote his first novel in secret at his junior school in Wellingborough.Encouragement from teachers made him continue...

    , (born 1956), children's writer
  • Josephine Elder
    Josephine Elder
    Josephine Elder was the penname of Olive Gwendoline Potter , an English children's author who published ten school stories between 1924 and 1940 as well as numerous short stories for annuals. She is widely regarded as one of the best writers of the girls' school story. Her most acclaimed book is...

    , (real name Olive Gwendoline Potter, 1895–1988), children's writer
  • Peter Berresford Ellis
    Peter Berresford Ellis
    Peter Berresford Ellis is an English historian, literary biographer, and novelist who has published over 90 books to date either under his own name or his pseudonyms Peter Tremayne and Peter MacAlan. He has also published 95 short stories...

    , (pen names Peter Tremayne and Peter MacAlan, born 1943), novelist
  • Charles Eliot
    Charles Eliot (diplomat)
    Sir Charles Norton Edgecumbe Eliot GCMG, PC was a British knight diplomat, colonial administrator and botanist. He served as Commissioner of British East Africa in 1900-1904. He was British Ambassador to Japan in 1919-1925.He was also known as a malacologist and marine biologist...

    , (1862–1931), travel writer, malacologist and diplomat
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    Mary Anne Evans , better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist and translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era...

    , (real name Mary Ann Evans, 1819–1880), novelist, Middlemarch
    Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life is a novel by George Eliot, the pen name of Mary Anne Evans, later Marian Evans. It is her seventh novel, begun in 1869 and then put aside during the final illness of Thornton Lewes, the son of her companion George Henry Lewes...

  • T. S. Eliot
    T. S. Eliot
    Thomas Stearns "T. S." Eliot OM was a playwright, literary critic, and arguably the most important English-language poet of the 20th century. Although he was born an American he moved to the United Kingdom in 1914 and was naturalised as a British subject in 1927 at age 39.The poem that made his...

    , (1888–1965), poet, playwright and critic, Nobel prize
    Nobel Prize
    The Nobel Prizes are annual international awards bestowed by Scandinavian committees in recognition of cultural and scientific advances. The will of the Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, established the prizes in 1895...

    The Waste Land
    The Waste Land
    The Waste Land[A] is a 434-line[B] modernist poem by T. S. Eliot published in 1922. It has been called "one of the most important poems of the 20th century." Despite the poem's obscurity—its shifts between satire and prophecy, its abrupt and unannounced changes of speaker, location and time, its...

  • Frances Minto Elliot
    Frances Minto Elliot
    Frances Minto Elliot was a prolific English writer, primarily of non-fiction works on the social history of Italy, Spain, and France and travelogues. She also wrote three novels and published art criticism and gossipy, sometimes scandalous, sketches for The Art Journal, Bentley's Miscellany, and...

    , (1820-1898), historical writer and novelist
  • Ebenezer Elliott
    Ebenezer Elliott
    Ebenezer Elliott was an English poet, known as the Corn Law rhymer.-Early life:Elliott was born at the New Foundry, Masbrough, in the Parish of Rotherham, Yorkshire. His father, was an extreme Calvinist and a strong Radical, and was engaged in the iron trade...

    , (the "Corn Law Rhymer", 1781–1849), poet
  • Edith Ellis, (1861–1916), writer and anthologist
  • Edwin John Ellis, (1848–1916), poet, editor and illustrator
  • Havelock Ellis
    Havelock Ellis
    Henry Havelock Ellis, known as Havelock Ellis , was a British physician and psychologist, writer, and social reformer who studied human sexuality. He was co-author of the first medical textbook in English on homosexuality in 1897, and also published works on a variety of sexual practices and...

    , (1859–1939), sexologist, social reformer and literary editor
  • Royston Ellis
    Royston Ellis
    Royston Ellis is a British writer heavily influenced by the American Beat Generation.Ellis began his career with two poetry collections published during that era: "Jiving To Gyp" and "Rave" . In June 1960, he travelled to Liverpool, England to perform a poetry reading at Liverpool University...

    , (born 1941), novelist and poet
  • Warren Ellis
    Warren Ellis
    Warren Girard Ellis is an English author of comics, novels, and television, who is well-known for sociocultural commentary, both through his online presence and through his writing, which covers transhumanist themes...

    , (born 1968), graphic novelist and comic book writer
  • R. J. Ellory, (born 1965), novelist
  • Thomas Ellwood
    Thomas Ellwood
    Thomas Ellwood was an English religious writer.He was born in Oxfordshire, the son of a rural squire. Educated at Lord Williams's School, he later joined the Quakers and became a friend of William Penn and John Milton. However, he was persecuted for his faith and spent some time in prison. His...

    , (1639-1713), poet and religious writer
  • Elizabeth Elstob
    Elizabeth Elstob
    Elizabeth Elstob , the 'Saxon Nymph,' was born and brought up in the Quayside area of Newcastle upon Tyne, and, like Mary Astell of Newcastle, is nowadays regarded as one of the first English feminists...

    , (1683–1756), scholar and translator
  • Ben Elton
    Ben Elton
    Benjamin Charles "Ben" Elton is an English comedian, author, playwright and director. He was a leading figure in the British alternative comedy movement of the 1980s, as a writer on such cult series as The Young Ones and Blackadder, as well as also a successful stand-up comedian on stage and TV....

    , (born 1959), novelist, playwright and comedian
  • Oliver Elton
    Oliver Elton
    Oliver Elton was an English literary scholar whose works include A Survey of English Literature in six volumes, criticism, biography, and translations from several languages including Icelandic and Russian...

    , (1861–1945), scholar and translator,
  • Alfred Elwes
    Alfred Elwes
    Alfred Elwes was a nineteenth century British author of children's literature, academic, philologist, and occasional translator of French, Italian and Portuguese literature into English...

    , (1819–1888), children's writer and translator
  • Thomas Elyot
    Thomas Elyot
    Sir Thomas Elyot was an English diplomat and scholar.-Early Life:Thomas was the child of Sir Richard Elyot's first marriage with Alice De la Mare, but neither the date nor place of his birth is accurately known...

    , (c. 1490-1536), scholar and diplomat
  • Sally Emerson
    Sally Emerson
    Sally Emerson is a British writer.She has written several novels and an anthology of poetry, as well as numerous articles for The Sunday Times, The Guardian and The Washington Post....

    , (born 1954), novelist and anthologist
  • William Empson
    William Empson
    Sir William Empson was an English literary critic and poet.He was known as "燕卜荪" in Chinese.He was widely influential for his practice of closely reading literary works, fundamental to the New Critics...

    , (1906–1984), critic and poet, Seven Types of Ambiguity
  • William Enfield
    William Enfield
    William Enfield was a British Unitarian minister who published a bestselling book on elocution entitled The Speaker .-Life:...

    , (1741–1797), elocutionist and Unitarian minister
  • Barry England
    Barry England
    Barry England was an English novelist and playwright. He is chiefly known for his 1969 thriller Figures in a Landscape, which was nominated for the inaugural Booker Prize.-Life and work:...

    , (1932–2009), novelist
  • Isobel English
    Isobel English
    June Guesdon Braybrooke , better known by her pen name Isobel English, was an English writer.-Life:...

    , (real name June Guesdon Braybrooke, 1920–1994), novelist
  • D. J. Enright
    D. J. Enright
    Dennis Joseph Enright was a British academic, poet, novelist and critic, and general man of letters.-Life:He was born in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, and educated at Leamington College and Downing College, Cambridge...

    , (1920–2002), poet and critic
  • Sam Enthoven
    Sam Enthoven
    Sam Enthoven is a children's author who was born in 1974 and lives in North London. He is a graduate of the University of Manchester. He worked for ten years as a bookseller before writing The Black Tattoo. His second book is TIM Defender of the Earth, and his newest book, "Crawlers", has been...

    , (born 1975), children's writer
  • Ephelia
    Mary Stewart, Duchess of Richmond
    Mary Stewart, Duchess of Richmond and Duchess of Lennox , formerly Lady Mary Villiers, was the daughter of the 1st Duke of Buckingham....

    , (fl. 1679, real name probably Mary Stewart, Duchess of Richmond), poet
  • Barbara Erskine
    Barbara Erskine
    Barbara Erskine is an English novelist.-Biography:Erskine owns homes in Hereford and Colchester, England. Erskine's first novel was published in 1986...

    , (born 1944), novelist
  • Susan Ertz
    Susan Ertz
    Susan Ertz was a British fiction writer and novelist, known for her "sentimental tales of genteel life in the country." She was born in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England to American parents Charles and Mary Ertz. She moved back and forth between both countries during her childhood but chose to...

    , (1894–1985), novelist
  • George Etherege
    George Etherege
    Sir George Etherege was an English dramatist. He wrote the plays The Comical Revenge or, Love in a Tub in 1664, She Would if She Could in 1668, and The Man of Mode or, Sir Fopling Flutter in 1676.-Early life:George Etherege was born in Maidenhead, Berkshire, around 1635, to George Etherege and...

    , (c. 1635–c. 1692), playwright, The Man of Mode
    The Man of Mode
    The Man of Mode, or, Sir Fopling Flutter is a Restoration comedy by George Etherege, written in 1676 and first performed March 2 of the same year. Gibbons argues that the play "offers the comedy of manners in its most concentrated form"...

  • Abel Evans
    Abel Evans
    Abel Evans was an English clergyman, academic, and poet, a self-conscious follower of John Milton.-Life:He was son of Abel Evans of London, born in February 1679. He entered Merchant Taylors' School in 1685. He was elected probationary fellow of St. John's College, Oxford , proceeded regularly to...

    , (1679–1737), poet and cleric
  • Arthur Evans
    Arthur Evans
    Sir Arthur John Evans FRS was a British archaeologist most famous for unearthing the palace of Knossos on the Greek island of Crete and for developing the concept of Minoan civilization from the structures and artifacts found there and elsewhere throughout eastern Mediterranean...

    , (1851–1941), archaeologist
  • Arthur Benoni Evans
    Arthur Benoni Evans
    Arthur Benoni Evans was a British writer.Evans was born at Compton Beauchamp in the English county of Berkshire , on 25 March 1781. His father, the Rev. Lewis Evans, vicar of Froxfield, Wiltshire, was a well-known astronomer, and held for many years the professorship of mathematics at the Royal...

    , (1781–1854), poet, scholar and cleric
  • John Evans
    John Evans (archaeologist)
    Sir John Evans, KCB, FRS was an English archaeologist and geologist.-Biography:John Evans was the son of the Rev. Dr A. B. Evans, headmaster of Market Bosworth Grammar School, and was born at Britwell Court, Buckinghamshire...

    , (1823–1908), archaeologist
  • Margiad Evans
    Margiad Evans
    Margiad Evans was the pseudonym of Peggy Eileen Whistler , a poet, novelist and illustrator with a lifelong identification with the Welsh border country.-Life and works:...

    , (real name Peggy Eileen Williams, 1909–1958), novelist, poet and illustrator
  • Nicholas Evans
    Nicholas Evans
    Nicholas Evans is an English journalist, screenwriter television and film producer and novelist. Evans was born at in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, and educated at Bromsgrove School but before studying at Oxford University, he served in Africa with the charity Voluntary Service Overseas...

    , (born 1950), novelist,
    The Horse Whisperer
    The Horse Whisperer
    The Horse Whisperer is a 1998 American drama film directed by and starring Robert Redford, based on the 1995 novel of the same name by Nicholas Evans...

  • Paul Evans
    Paul Evans (poet)
    Paul Evans was an English poet associated with the British Poetry Revival. He is included in the anthology British Poetry since 1945 and the 1969 anthology Children of Albion: Poetry of the Underground in Britain....

    , (1945–1991), poet
  • John Evelyn
    John Evelyn
    John Evelyn was an English writer, gardener and diarist.Evelyn's diaries or Memoirs are largely contemporaneous with those of the other noted diarist of the time, Samuel Pepys, and cast considerable light on the art, culture and politics of the time John Evelyn (31 October 1620 – 27 February...

    , (1620–1706), writer and diarist,
    Sylva, A Discourse of Forest Trees
  • Peter Everett
    Peter Everett
    Peter Everett is an Australian television host. He hosted the Australian adaptation of cook show Ready Steady Cook on Network Ten. He is known for appearing on Changing Rooms which aired on the Nine Network in 1998. He also took part in the reality figure skating series Skating on Thin Ice in...

    , (1931–1999), novelist
  • Evelyn Everett-Green
    Evelyn Everett-Green
    Evelyn Ward Everett-Green was an English novelist who started her writing career with improving and pious stories for children, and later wrote historical fiction for older girls, and then adult romantic fiction.She wrote about 350 books: more than 200 under her own name, and others using the...

    , (1856–1932), novelist and children's writer
  • George Every
    George Every
    Brother George Every SSM was a British historian, theologian and writer on Christian mythology, and poet.He was a member of the Anglican religious community the Society of the Sacred Mission at Kelham, Nottinghamshire from 1929 to 1973...

    , (1909–2003), theologian and poet
  • Gavin Ewart
    Gavin Ewart
    Gavin Buchanan Ewart was a British poet best known for contributing to Geoffrey Grigson's New Verse at the age of seventeen.-Life:...

    , (1916–1995), poet and anthologist
  • Barbara Ewing
    Barbara Ewing
    Barbara Ewing is a UK-based actress, playwright and novelist. Born in New Zealand, she graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a BA in English and Maori before coming to Britain in 1965 to train as an actress at RADA in London.She made her film debut in the horror film Torture...

    , (born 1944), novelist and playwright
  • Juliana Horatia Ewing
    Juliana Horatia Ewing
    Juliana Horatia Ewing was an English writer of children's stories.-Youth and marriage:Known as Julie, she was the second of ten children of the Reverend Alfred Gatty, vicar of Ecclesfield in Yorkshire, and Margaret Gatty, who was herself a children's author...

    , (1841–1885), children's writer,
    Mrs. Overtheway's Remembrances
    Mrs. Overtheway's Remembrances
    Mrs. Overtheway's Remembrances is the first children's book published by author Juliana Horatia Ewing . The book was published by George Bells and Sons, York Street, Covent Garden, London, and had illustrations by J.A. Pasquier and J. Wolf....

  • Vincent Eyre
    Vincent Eyre
    Vincent Eyre was an English General in the Indian Army, who saw active service in India and Afghanistan.-Early life:Born in Portsdown, Portsmouth in 1811, Eyre was the third son of Captain Henry Eyre and was educated at Norwich School....

    , (1811–1881), military writer and general


  • Frederick William Faber, (1814–1863), hymn writer and theologian, Faith of Our Fathers
    Faith of Our Fathers (hymn)
    Faith of our Fathers is an English Catholic hymn, written in 1849 by Frederick William Faber in memory of the Catholic martyrs from the time of the establishment of the Church of England by Henry VIII. Faber wrote two versions of the hymn: with seven stanzas for Ireland and with four for England...

  • Geoffrey Faber
    Geoffrey Faber
    Sir Geoffrey Cust Faber was a British academic, publisher and poet.Geoffrey Cust Faber was educated at Rugby School and Christ Church, Oxford...

    , (1889–1961), poet and publisher
  • George Stanley Faber
    George Stanley Faber
    George Stanley Faber was an Anglican theologian and prolific author....

    , (1773–1854), theologian and cleric
  • Robert Fabyan
    Robert Fabyan
    Robert Fabyan , chronicler, was born in London, of which hebecame an Alderman and Sheriff. He kept a diary of notable events, whichhe expanded into a chronicle, which he entitled, The Concordance of Histories. It covers the period from the arrival of Brutus in England tothe death of King Henry VII...

    , (died 1513), diarist and chronicler
  • Harry Fainlight
    Harry Fainlight
    Harry Fainlight was a British/American poet associated with the Beats movement.He was the younger brother of Ruth Fainlight , also a poet, who edited a posthumous volume of his work, Selected Poems, published in 1986.-Personal life:...

    , (1935–1982), poet
  • Ruth Fainlight
    Ruth Fainlight
    Ruth Fainlight , is a poet, short story writer, translator and librettist.-Life and career:Fainlight was born in New York, but has mainly lived in England since she was fifteen, having also spent some years living in France and Spain. She studied for two years at the Birmingham and Brighton...

    , (born 1932), poet, writer and translator
  • Thomas Fairfax
    Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron
    Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron was a general and parliamentary commander-in-chief during the English Civil War...

    , (1612–1671), poet and army commander-in-chief
  • Margaret Fairley
    Margaret Fairley
    Margaret Adele Keeling Fairley was a Canadian writer, educator, and political activist.She was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, UK and died in Toronto, Ontario, Canada....

    , (1885-1968), scholar, editor and political activist
  • J. Meade Falkner
    J. Meade Falkner
    John Meade Falkner was an English novelist and poet, best known for his 1898 novel, Moonfleet. An extremely successful businessman as well, he became chairman of the arms manufacturer Armstrong Whitworth during World War I.-Life and works:Falkner was born in Manningford Bruce, Wiltshire and spent...

    , (1858–1932), novelist, Moonfleet
    Moonfleet is a tale of smuggling by the English novelist J. Meade Falkner, first published in 1898. The book was extremely popular among children worldwide up until the 1970s, mostly for its themes of adventure and gripping storyline...

  • Mildmay Fane
    Mildmay Fane, 2nd Earl of Westmorland
    Mildmay Fane, 2nd Earl of Westmorland was an English nobleman, politician, and writer.-Life:One of seven sons of Francis Fane by his wife Mary, granddaughter of Sir Walter Mildmay, Mildmay Fane was born in Kent and educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge . He became MP for Peterborough in 1620...

    , earl of Westmorland (1602–1666), poet and playwright
  • Violet Fane
    Violet Fane
    Violet Fane was the literary pseudonym of Mary, Baroness Currie, née Mary Montgomerie Lamb , a British novelist, poet and essayist of Victorian era.-Biography:...

    , (real name Mary Montgomerie Lamb, 1843–1905), novelist and poet
  • Catherine Maria Fanshawe
    Catherine Maria Fanshawe
    Catherine Maria Fanshawe was an English poet. The daughter of a Surrey squire, she wrote clever occasional verse. Her best-known production is the...

    , (1765–1834), poet
  • Richard Fanshawe, (1608–1666), poet and translator
  • U. A. Fanthorpe
    U. A. Fanthorpe
    Ursula Askham Fanthorpe, CBE, FRSL was an English poet. She published as UA Fanthorpe.-Early life:She was educated in Surrey and at St Anne's College, Oxford, where she received a first-class degree in English language and literature, and subsequently taught English at Cheltenham Ladies' College...

    , (1929–2009), poet
  • Joseph Farington
    Joseph Farington
    Joseph Farington was an 18th-century English landscape painter and diarist.-Life and work:Born in Leigh, Lancashire, Farington was the second of seven sons of William Farington and Esther Gilbody. His father was the rector of Warrington and vicar of Leigh...

    , (1747–1821), diarist and painter
  • Helen Farish
    Helen Farish
    -Life:She received her B.A. from University of Durham, M.A. and Ph.D. from Oxford Brookes University.She lectured in creative writing at Sheffield Hallam University....

    , (born 1962), poet
  • Benjamin Farjeon
    Benjamin Farjeon
    Benjamin Leopold Farjeon was a British novelist, playwright, printer and journalist. As an author, he was known for his huge output....

    , (1838–1903), novelist and playwright
  • Eleanor Farjeon
    Eleanor Farjeon
    Eleanor Farjeon was an English author of children's stories and plays, poetry, biography, history and satire. Many of her works had charming illustrations by Edward Ardizzone. Some of her correspondence has also been published...

    , (1881–1965), children's author and poet
  • Herbert Farjeon
    Herbert Farjeon
    Herbert Farjeon was a major figure in the British theatre from 1910 until his death. He was a presenter of revues in London's West End, a theatre critic, lyricist, librettist, playwright, theatre manager and researcher....

    , (1887–1945), dramatist and critic
  • Paul Farley
    Paul Farley
    Paul Farley is an award-winning English poet. He studied painting at the Chelsea School of Art, and has lived in London, Brighton and Cumbria...

    , (born 1965), poet
  • Jeffery Farnol
    Jeffery Farnol
    John Jeffery Farnol , was an English author, known for his many romantic novels, some formulaic and set in the English Regency period, and swashbucklers...

    , (1878–1952), novelist
  • Frederic William Farrar
    Frederic William Farrar
    Frederic William Farrar was a cleric of the Church of England .Farrar was born in Bombay, India and educated at King William's College on the Isle of Man, King's College London and Trinity College, Cambridge. At Cambridge he won the Chancellor's Gold Medal for poetry in 1852...

    , (known as Dean Farrar, 1831–1903), novelist, religious writer and cleric, Eric, or, Little by Little
    Eric, or, little by little
    Eric, or, Little by Little is the title of a book by Frederic W. Farrar, first edition 1858. It was published by Adam & Charles Black, Edinburgh and London.The book deals with the descent into moral turpitude of a boy at a boarding school.The reads:...

  • J. G. Farrell, (1935–1979), novelist, The Siege of Krishnapur
    The Siege of Krishnapur
    The Siege of Krishnapur is a novel by the author J. G. Farrell, published in 1973.Inspired by events such as the sieges of Cawnpore and Lucknow, the book details the siege of a fictional Indian town during the Indian Rebellion of 1857 from the perspective of the British residents...

  • Sebastian Faulks
    Sebastian Faulks
    -Early life:Faulks was born on 20 April 1953 in Donnington, Berkshire to Peter Faulks and Pamela . Edward Faulks, Baron Faulks, is his older brother. He was educated at Elstree School, Reading and went on to Wellington College, Berkshire...

    , (born 1953), novelist
  • Joseph Fawcett
    Joseph Fawcett
    Joseph Fawcett was an 18th-century English Presbyterian minister and poet.Fawcett began his education at Reverend French's school in Ware, Hertfordshire and in 1774 entered the dissenting academy at Daventry. At the school, he practiced his preaching on thorn bushes...

    , (1758–1804), poet and cleric
  • Francis Fawkes
    Francis Fawkes
    Francis Fawkes was an English poet and translator. Fawkes translated Anacreon, Sappho, and other classics, modernised parts of the poems of Gavin Douglas, and was the author of the well-known song, The Brown Jug, and of two poems, Bramham Park and Partridge Shooting...

    , (1721–1777), poet and translator
  • Eliza Fay
    Eliza Fay
    Eliza Fay was an English letter-writer and traveller.-Early life:...

    , (1755/6-1816), correspondent and traveller
  • John Russell Fearn
    John Russell Fearn
    John Russell Fearn was a British author and one of the first British writers to appear in American pulp science fiction magazines.-Career:...

    , (1908–1960), novelist
  • Daniel Featley
    Daniel Featley
    Daniel Featley, also called Fairclough and sometimes called Richard Fairclough/Featley , was an English theologian and controversialist...

    , (also known as Fairclough, 1582–1645), controversialist, AV translator and cleric
  • Vicki Feaver
    Vicki Feaver
    Vicki Feaver is an English poet. She studied music at Durham University and English at University College, London, and later worked as a lecturer and tutor in English and Creative Writing at University College, Chichester, where she is an Emeritus Professor.She now lives with her psychiatrist...

    , (born 1943), poet
  • Elaine Feinstein
    Elaine Feinstein
    Elaine Feinstein is a poet, novelist, short-story writer, playwright, biographer and translator.-Biography:...

    , (born 1930), poet, novelist and dramatist
  • John Fell
    John Fell (clergyman)
    John Fell was an English churchman and influential academic. He served as Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, and later concomitantly as Bishop of Oxford.-Education:...

    , (1625–1686), scholar and cleric
  • Owen Feltham
    Owen Feltham
    Owen Feltham was an English writer, author of a book entitled Resolves, Divine, Moral, and Political , containing 146 short essays. It had great popularity in its day. Though sometimes stiff and affected in style, it contains many sound, if not original or brilliant, reflections, and occasional...

     or Felltham (c. 1602–1668), aphorist and essayist
  • George Manville Fenn
    George Manville Fenn
    George Manville Fenn was an English novelist, journalist, editor and educationalist.-Life and works:...

    , (1831–1909), novelist and children's writer
  • John Fenn
    John Fenn (priest)
    John Fenn was an English Roman Catholic priest and writer, in exile under Elizabeth I of England...

     (died 1615), religious writer and RC priest
  • John Fenn
    John Fenn (antiquarian)
    Sir John Fenn was an English antiquary. He is best remembered for collecting, editing, and publishing the Paston Letters, describing the life and political scheming of the gentry in Medieval England...

    , (1739–1794), antiquary and editor
  • Elijah Fenton
    Elijah Fenton
    -Life:Born in Shelton , and educated at Jesus College, Cambridge, for a time he acted as secretary to the Charles Boyle, 4th Earl of Orrery in Flanders, and was then Master of Sevenoaks Grammar School.In 1707, Fenton published a book of poems...

    , (1683–1730), poet
  • James Fenton
    James Fenton
    James Martin Fenton is an English poet, journalist and literary critic. He is a former Oxford Professor of Poetry.-Life and career:...

    , (born 1949), poet and critic
  • Roger Fenton
    Roger Fenton (clergyman)
    Roger Fenton was an English clergyman, one of the translators of the Authorised King James Version.-Life:He was born in Lancashire and was educated at Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, where he matriculated as a sizar in 1585. He graduated B.A. in 1589, becoming a fellow in 1590. He graduated M.A. in...

    , (1565–1615), religious writer, AV translator and cleric
  • Eliza Fenwick
    Eliza Fenwick
    Eliza Fenwick was an English author whose works include, Secresy; or The Ruin on the Rock , as well as several children's books....

    , (1766–1840), novelist and children's writer
  • Ruby Ferguson
    Ruby Ferguson
    Ruby Ferguson, 1899-1966, née Rubie Constance Ashby, was a British writer of popular fiction, including children's books, romances, and mysteries. She is best known today for her "Jill" books, a series of Pullein-Thompsonesque pony books for children and young adults.-Life and career:Ferguson was...

    , (1899–1966), novelist and children's writer
  • Bernard Fergusson, Lord Ballantrae, (1911–1980), military historian and army general
  • Patrick Leigh Fermor
    Patrick Leigh Fermor
    Sir Patrick "Paddy" Michael Leigh Fermor, DSO, OBE was a British author, scholar and soldier, who played a prominent role behind the lines in the Cretan resistance during World War II. He was widely regarded as "Britain's greatest living travel writer", with books including his classic A Time of...

    , (born 1915), travel writer and scholar
  • Elizabeth Ferrars
    Elizabeth Ferrars
    Elizabeth Ferrars , born Morna Doris MacTaggart, was a British crime writer.-Life:She was born in Rangoon , Burma into a Scottish timber and rice-trading family. Her early years were in the hands of a German nanny, and the initial intention was that she should be sent to Berlin to complete her...

    , (1907–1995), novelist
  • Jasper Fforde
    Jasper Fforde
    Jasper Fforde is a British novelist. Fforde's first novel, The Eyre Affair, was published in 2001. Fforde is mainly known for his Thursday Next novels, although he has written several books in the loosely connected Nursery Crime series and begun two more independent series: The Last Dragonslayer...

    , (born 1961), novelist
  • Michael Field
    Michael Field (author)
    Michael Field was a pseudonym used for the poetry and verse drama of Katherine Harris Bradley and her niece and ward Edith Emma Cooper . As Field they wrote around 40 works together, and a long journal Works and Days...

    , pen name of Katherine Harris Bradley (1846–1914) and Edith Emma Cooper (1862–1913), poets and diarists
  • Daphne Fielding
    Daphne Fielding
    Hon. Daphne Winifred Louise Fielding, née Vivian , was a popular British author in the early 20th century....

    , (1904-1997), writer and biographer
  • Helen Fielding
    Helen Fielding
    Helen Fielding is an English novelist and screenwriter, best known as the creator of the fictional character Bridget Jones, a sequence of novels and films that chronicle the life of a thirtysomething single woman in London as she tries to make sense of life and love.Her novels Bridget Jones's...

    , (born 1958), novelist, screenwriter and journalist, Bridget Jones's Diary
    Bridget Jones's Diary
    Bridget Jones's Diary is a 1996 novel by Helen Fielding. Written in the form of a personal diary, the novel chronicles a year in the life of Bridget Jones, a thirty-something single working woman living in London. She writes about her career, self-image, vices, family, friends, and romantic...

  • Henry Fielding
    Henry Fielding
    Henry Fielding was an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich earthy humour and satirical prowess, and as the author of the novel Tom Jones....

    , (1707–1754), novelist and poet,
    Tom Jones
    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, often known simply as Tom Jones, is a comic novel by the English playwright and novelist Henry Fielding. First published on 28 February 1749, Tom Jones is among the earliest English prose works describable as a novel...

  • Sarah Fielding
    Sarah Fielding
    Sarah Fielding was a British author and sister of the novelist Henry Fielding. She was the author of The Governess, or The Little Female Academy , which was the first novel in English written especially for children , and had earlier achieved success with her novel The Adventures of David Simple...

    , (1709–1768), novelist and children's writer
  • Xan Fielding
    Xan Fielding
    Xan Fielding, born Alexander Wallace Fielding DSO , was a British soldier and writer, noted for his English translations of Planet of the Apes and The Bridge on the River Kwai, both by Pierre Boulle....

    , (1918-1991), writer, translator and soldier
  • Celia Fiennes
    Celia Fiennes
    Celia Fiennes was an English traveller. Born in Wiltshire, she was the daughter of an English Civil War Parliamentarian Colonel, who was in turn the second son of the William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele. Celia Fiennes died in Hackney in 1741.-Pioneering Female Traveller:Fiennes never married...

    , (1662–1741), diarist and travel writer
  • William Fiennes
    William Fiennes (author)
    William Fiennes is a British author.Fiennes was educated at the Dragon School in Oxford, Eton College, and Oxford University, where he received both undergraduate and graduate degrees...

    , (born 1970), writer
  • Eva Figes
    Eva Figes
    Eva Figes is an English author.Figes has written novels, literary criticism, studies of feminism, and vivid memoirs relating to her Berlin childhood and later experiences as a Jewish refugee from Hitler's Germany. She arrived in Britain in 1939 with her parents and a younger brother...

    , (born 1932), novelist and critic
  • Robert Filmer
    Robert Filmer
    thumbnail|150px|right|Robert Filmer Sir Robert Filmer was an English political theorist who defended the divine right of kings...

    , (1588–1653), political writer
  • Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea, (1661–1720), poet
  • Anne Fine
    Anne Fine
    Anne Fine, OBE FRSL is a British author best known for her children's books, of which she has written more than 50. She also writes for adults...

    , (born 1947), novelist and children's writer
  • Cordelia Fine
    Cordelia Fine
    Cordelia Fine is an Australian academic psychologist and writer. She is the author of two books on neuroscience, several book chapters and numerous academic publications...

    , (born c. 1940s), academic psychologist and writer
  • George Finlay
    George Finlay
    George Finlay was a Scottish historian. He was the brother of Kirkman Finlay.Finlay was born at Faversham, Kent, where his Scottish father, Captain John Finlay FRS, an officer in the Royal Engineers, was inspector of government powder mills. His father died in 1802, and his Scottish mother and...

    , (1799–1875), historian
  • Ronald Firbank
    Ronald Firbank
    Arthur Annesley Ronald Firbank was a British novelist.-Biography:Ronald Firbank was born in London, the son of society lady Harriet Jane Garrett and MP Sir Thomas Firbank. He went to Uppingham School, and then on to Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He converted to Catholicism in 1907...

    , (1886–1926), novelist and playwright, Valmouth
    thumb|1st edition Cover by [[Augustus John]] Valmouth is a 1919 novel by British author Ronald Firbank. Valmouth is an imaginary English spa resort that attracts centenarians owing to its famed pure air...

  • Charles Harding Firth
    Charles Harding Firth
    Sir Charles Harding Firth was a British historian.Born in Sheffield, he was educated at Clifton College and at Balliol College, Oxford...

    , (1857-1936), historian and biographer
  • Tibor Fischer
    Tibor Fischer
    Tibor Fischer is a British novelist and short story writer. In 1993 he was selected by the influential literary magazine Granta as one of the 20 best young British writers....

    , (born 1959), novelist
  • Allen Fisher
    Allen Fisher
    Allen Fisher is a poet, painter, publisher, teacher and performer associated with the British Poetry Revival.Fisher was born in London and started writing poetry in 1962. His early long project Place was published in a series of books and pamphlets in the 1970s. He worked on a project called...

    , (born 1944), poet and editor
  • John Fisher
    John Fisher
    Saint John Fisher was an English Roman Catholic scholastic, bishop, cardinal and martyr. He shares his feast day with Saint Thomas More on 22 June in the Roman Catholic calendar of saints and 6 July on the Church of England calendar of saints...

    , (1469–1535), theologian, cardinal and martyr
  • Roy Fisher
    Roy Fisher
    Roy Fisher is a British poet and jazz pianist. He was one of the first British writers to absorb the poetics of William Carlos Williams and the Black Mountain poets into the British poetic tradition. Fisher was a key precursor of the British Poetry Revival.Fisher was born in Handsworth, Birmingham...

    , (born 1930), poet and jazz pianist
  • Edward Fitzgerald
    Edward FitzGerald (poet)
    Edward FitzGerald was an English writer, best known as the poet of the first and most famous English translation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. The spelling of his name as both FitzGerald and Fitzgerald is seen...

    , (1809–1883), poet and translator,
    The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
  • Judith Flanders
    Judith Flanders
    Judith Flanders is a British history author and journalist. She spent her childhoood in Montreal, Canada, apart from a year in Israel in 1972, and then worked as a publisher's reader....

    , (born 1959), writer on history
  • Thomas Flatman
    Thomas Flatman
    Thomas Flatman was an English poet and miniature painter. There were several editions of his Poems and Songs . One of his self-portraits is in the Victoria and Albert Museum. A portrait of Charles II is in the Wallace Collection, London...

    , (1638–1688), poet and miniaturist
  • James Elroy Flecker
    James Elroy Flecker
    James Elroy Flecker was an English poet, novelist and playwright. As a poet he was most influenced by the Parnassian poets.-Biography:...

    , (1884–1915), poet, novelist and playwright
  • Richard Flecknoe
    Richard Flecknoe
    Richard Flecknoe , English dramatist and poet, the object of Dryden's satire, was probably of English birth, although there is no corroboration of the suggestion of Joseph Gillow, that he was a nephew of a Jesuit priest, William Flecknoe, or more properly Flexney, of Oxford.The few known facts of...

    , (c. 1600-c. 1678), poet, playwright and writer
  • Ian Fleming
    Ian Fleming
    Ian Lancaster Fleming was a British author, journalist and Naval Intelligence Officer.Fleming is best known for creating the fictional British spy James Bond and for a series of twelve novels and nine short stories about the character, one of the biggest-selling series of fictional books of...

    , (1908–1964), author, creator of James Bond
    James Bond
    James Bond, code name 007, is a fictional character created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve novels and two short story collections. There have been a six other authors who wrote authorised Bond novels or novelizations after Fleming's death in 1964: Kingsley Amis,...

  • Peter Fleming, (1907–1971), travel writer and traveller
  • Giles Fletcher
    Giles Fletcher
    Giles Fletcher was an English poet chiefly known for his long allegorical poem Christ's Victory and Triumph ....

    , (1586–1623), poet
  • Giles Fletcher
    Giles Fletcher, the Elder
    Giles Fletcher, the Elder was an English poet and diplomat, member of the English Parliament.Giles Fletcher was the son of Richard Fletcher, vicar of Bishop's Stortford. He spent his early life at Cranbrook before entering Eton College about 1561...

    , (c. 1548-1611), poet
  • J. S. Fletcher
    J. S. Fletcher
    Joseph Smith Fletcher was a British journalist and writer. He wrote about 200 books on a wide variety of subjects, both fiction and non-fiction. He was one of the leading writers of detective fiction in the "Golden Age"....

    , (1863–1935), novelist and journalist
  • John Fletcher
    John Fletcher (playwright)
    John Fletcher was a Jacobean playwright. Following William Shakespeare as house playwright for the King's Men, he was among the most prolific and influential dramatists of his day; both during his lifetime and in the early Restoration, his fame rivalled Shakespeare's...

    , (1579–1625), playwright
  • Phineas Fletcher
    Phineas Fletcher
    Phineas Fletcher was an English poet, elder son of Dr Giles Fletcher, and brother of Giles the younger. He was born at Cranbrook, Kent, and was baptized on 8 April 1582.-Life:...

    , (1582–1650), poet
  • Susan Fletcher, (born 1979), novelist
  • Thomas Fletcher, (1666–1713), poet, translator and cleric
  • Antony Flew
    Antony Flew
    Antony Garrard Newton Flew was a British philosopher. Belonging to the analytic and evidentialist schools of thought, he was notable for his works on the philosophy of religion....

    , (1923–2010), philosopher
  • Robert Newton Flew
    Robert Newton Flew
    Robert Newton Flew Robert Newton Flew Robert Newton Flew ((1886–1962) was an English Methodist minister and theologian, and an advocate of ecumenism among the Christian churches.-Family and education:...

    , (1886–1962), Methodist minister, theologian and religious writer
  • F. S. Flint
    F. S. Flint
    Frank Stuart Flint was an English poet and translator who was a prominent member of the Imagist group. Ford Madox Ford called him "one of the greatest men and one of the beautiful spirits of the country"....

    , (1885–1960), poet
  • John Florio, (1553–1625), lexicographer and translator
  • Robert Fludd
    Robert Fludd
    Robert Fludd, also known as Robertus de Fluctibus was a prominent English Paracelsian physician, astrologer, mathematician, cosmologist, Qabalist, Rosicrucian apologist...

    , (1574–1637), physician and occultist
  • Giles Foden
    Giles Foden
    Giles Foden is an English author best known for his award-winning novel The Last King of Scotland .-Biography:Giles Foden was born in Warwickshire in 1967. His family moved to Malawi in 1971 where he was raised...

    , (born 1967), novelist
  • Winifred Foley
    Winifred Foley
    Winifred Mary Foley was an English writer.-Forest life:...

    , (1914-2009), autobiographer and novelist
  • Albany Fonblanque
    Albany Fonblanque
    Albany William Fonblanque was a celebrated English journalist and by his own example a reformer of that profession.-Family:Albany Fonblanque was descended from a noble French Huguenot family, the de Greniers of Languedoc, and was born in London....

    , (1794–1872), journalist and editor
  • Samuel Foote
    Samuel Foote
    Samuel Foote was a British dramatist, actor and theatre manager from Cornwall.-Early life:Born into a well-to-do family, Foote was baptized in Truro, Cornwall on 27 January 1720. His father, John Foote, held several public positions, including mayor of Truro, Member of Parliament representing...

    , (1720–1777), playwright and theater manager
  • Duncan Forbes
    Duncan Forbes (poet)
    Duncan Forbes is a British poet. He studied English at Corpus Christi College in Oxford. He works as a teacher.-Works:His first poetry collection, August Autumn, was published in 1984 by Secker and Warburg...

    , (born 1947), poet
  • Anne Ford
    Anne Ford
    Anne or Ann Ford, after 1762 Mrs. Philip Thicknesse, was an 18th-century English musician and singer, famous in her time for a scandal that attended her struggle to perform in public.-Life and music:...

    , (1737–1824), writer, musician and actress
  • Ford Madox Ford
    Ford Madox Ford
    Ford Madox Ford was an English novelist, poet, critic and editor whose journals, The English Review and The Transatlantic Review, were instrumental in the development of early 20th-century English literature...

    , (original name Ford Madox Hueffer, 1873–1939), novelist and poet
  • John Ford
    John Ford
    John Ford was an American film director. He was famous for both his westerns such as Stagecoach, The Searchers, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and adaptations of such classic 20th-century American novels as The Grapes of Wrath...

    , (1586–1640), playwright, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore
    'Tis Pity She's a Whore
    'Tis Pity She's a Whore is a tragedy written by John Ford. It was likely first performed between 1629 and 1633, by Queen Henrietta's Men at the Cockpit Theatre. The play was first published in 1633, in a quarto printed by Nicholas Okes for the bookseller Richard Collins...

  • Richard Ford
    Richard Ford (writer)
    Richard Ford was an English writer. He graduated at Trinity College, Oxford, in 1817, and was afterward called to the bar, but never practiced. He spent four years traveling in Spain and in 1845 published his delightful Handbook for Travellers in Spain, in two volumes...

    , (1796–1858), travel writer,
    A Handbook for Travellers in Spain
    A Handbook for Travellers in Spain
    Richard Ford’s A Handbook for Travellers in Spain marked a defining moment in English travel literature.British tourists were travelling through Europe in increasing numbers and the need for guidebooks was beginning to be supplied by publishers like John Murray.Ford, who had gained tremendous...

  • Thomas Ford
    Thomas Ford (composer)
    Thomas Ford was an English composer, lutenist, viol player and poet.He was attached to the court of Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, son of James I, who died in 1612...

     or Forde, (1580–1648), poet and composer
  • Michael Foreman
    Michael Foreman (author / illustrator)
    Michael Foreman is an award-winning British author and illustrator, mainly for children. He lives in London. He is one of the best-known and most prolific writer-illustrators of children's books. He was born and grew up in the seaside village of Pakefield, near Lowestoft, Suffolk, where his mother...

    , (born 1938), children's writer and illustrator
  • C. S. Forester
    C. S. Forester
    Cecil Scott "C.S." Forester was the pen name of Cecil Louis Troughton Smith , an English novelist who rose to fame with tales of naval warfare. His most notable works were the 11-book Horatio Hornblower series, depicting a Royal Navy officer during the Napoleonic era, and The African Queen...

    , (1899–1966), author, the Horatio Hornblower
    Horatio Hornblower
    Horatio Hornblower is a fictional Royal Navy officer who is the protagonist of a series of novels by C. S. Forester. He was later the subject of films and television programs.The original Hornblower tales began with the 1937 novel The Happy Return Horatio Hornblower is a fictional Royal Navy...

  • Simon Forman
    Simon Forman
    Simon Forman was arguably the most popular Elizabethan astrologer, occultist and herbalist active in London during the reigns of Queen Elizabeth I and James I of England. His reputation, however, was severely tarnished after his death when he was implicated in the plot to kill Sir Thomas Overbury...

    , (1552–1611), astrologer, occultist and herbalist
  • David Forrest, novelist, a pseudonym of R. Forrest-Webb and David Eliades
  • Helen Forrester
    Helen Forrester
    Helen Forrester, whose real name was June Bhatia was an English author known for her books about her early childhood in Liverpool during the Great Depression as well as several works of fiction....

    , (born 1919), writer
  • E. M. Forster
    E. M. Forster
    Edward Morgan Forster OM, CH was an English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist. He is known best for his ironic and well-plotted novels examining class difference and hypocrisy in early 20th-century British society...

    , (1879–1970), author, A Passage to India
    A Passage to India
    A Passage to India is a novel by E. M. Forster set against the backdrop of the British Raj and the Indian independence movement in the 1920s. It was selected as one of the 100 great works of English literature by the Modern Library and won the 1924 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction. Time...

  • John Forster, (1812–1876), biographer and critic
  • Margaret Forster
    Margaret Forster
    Margaret Forster is a British author. She was born in Carlisle, England, where she attended Carlisle and County High School for Girls , and then won an Open Scholarship to read modern history at Somerville College, Oxford, from where she graduated in 1960.After a short period as a teacher at...

    , (born 1938), novelist and biographer
  • Frederick Forsyth
    Frederick Forsyth
    Frederick Forsyth, CBE is an English author and occasional political commentator. He is best known for thrillers such as The Day of the Jackal, The Odessa File, The Fourth Protocol, The Dogs of War, The Devil's Alternative, The Fist of God, Icon, The Veteran, Avenger, The Afghan and The Cobra.-...

    , (born 1938), novelist,
    The Day of the Jackal
    The Day of the Jackal
    The Day of the Jackal is a thriller novel by English writer Frederick Forsyth, about a professional assassin who is contracted by the OAS, a French terrorist group of the early 1960s, to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France....

  • Richard Fortey
    Richard Fortey
    Richard A. Fortey FRS is a British palaeontologist and writer.-Career:Richard Fortey studied geology at the University of Cambridge and had a long career as a palaeontologist at the Natural History Museum in London. Prof. Fortey’s research interests include, above all, trilobites...

    , (born 1946), palaeontologist and science writer,
    Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth
  • Adam Foulds
    Adam Foulds
    Adam Foulds is a British novelist and poet.-Biography:Foulds was educated at Bancroft's School, read English at St Catherine's College, Oxford under Craig Raine, and graduated with an MA in creative writing from the University of East Anglia in 2001. Foulds published The Truth About These Strange...

    , (born 1974), novelist and poet
  • Edith Henrietta Fowler
    Edith Henrietta Fowler
    Edith Henrietta Fowler was an English novelist. She was the daughter of Henry Hartley Fowler, 1st Viscount Wolverhampton and the younger sister of the author Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler. Edith Fowler wrote two very successful novels for children: The Young Pretenders and The Professor's Children...

    , (1865–1944), novelist
  • Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler
    Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler
    -Works:She published several volumes of verse and a volume of short stories. She first achieved fame by the publication of Concerning Isabel Carnaby...

    , (1860–1929), novelist
  • Henry Watson Fowler
    Henry Watson Fowler
    Henry Watson Fowler was an English schoolmaster, lexicographer and commentator on the usage of the English language...

    , (1858–1933), and Francis George Fowler
    Francis George Fowler
    Francis George Fowler , familiarly known as F.G. Fowler, was an English writer on English language, grammar and usage.Born in Tunbridge Wells, F. G. Fowler was educated at Peterhouse, Cambridge. He lived on Guernsey in the Channel Islands...

    , (1871–1918), lexicographers and grammarians,
    Fowler's Modern English Usage
    Fowler's Modern English Usage
    A Dictionary of Modern English Usage , by Henry Watson Fowler , is a style guide to British English usage, pronunciation, and writing...

  • John Fowles
    John Fowles
    John Robert Fowles was an English novelist and essayist. In 2008, The Times newspaper named Fowles among their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".-Birth and family:...

    , (1926–2005), novelist and essayist,
    The French Lieutenant's Woman
    The French Lieutenant's Woman
    The French Lieutenant’s Woman , by John Fowles, is a period novel inspired by the 1823 novel Ourika, by Claire de Duras, which Fowles translated into English in 1977...

  • Barclay Fox
    Barclay Fox
    Robert Barclay Fox was a businessman, gardener and diarist, a member of the influential Quaker Fox family of Falmouth.-Family relationships:...

    , (181755), diarist and gardener
  • Caroline Fox
    Caroline Fox
    Caroline Fox was an English diarist. She was the daughter of Robert Were Fox FRS of the influential Fox family of Falmouth, and was the younger sister of both Barclay Fox, also a diarist, and Anna Maria Fox....

    , (1819–1871), diarist
  • George Fox
    George Fox
    George Fox was an English Dissenter and a founder of the Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as the Quakers or Friends.The son of a Leicestershire weaver, Fox lived in a time of great social upheaval and war...

    , (16241691), diarist and Quaker
  • Robin Lane Fox
    Robin Lane Fox
    Robin Lane Fox is an English historian, currently a Fellow of New College, Oxford and University of Oxford Reader in Ancient History.-Life:Lane Fox was educated at Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford....

    , (born 1946), historian and gardening writer
  • Edgar Foxall
    Edgar Foxall
    Edgar Foxall was an English poet whose work features in one of the Penguin poetry anthologies, Poetry of the Thirties . Though notable for caustic political commentary and acute social observation, the natural world is a strong recurrent theme throughout his work.Born near Ellesmere Port on...

    , (1906–1990), poet
  • John Foxe
    John Foxe
    John Foxe was an English historian and martyrologist, the author of what is popularly known as Foxe's Book of Martyrs, , an account of Christian martyrs throughout Western history but emphasizing the sufferings of English Protestants and proto-Protestants from the fourteenth century through the...

    , (1517–1587, writer,
    Foxe's Book of Martyrs
    Foxe's Book of Martyrs
    The Book of Martyrs, by John Foxe, more accurately Acts and Monuments, is an account from a Protestant point of view of Christian church history and martyrology...

  • Samuel Foxe
    Samuel Foxe
    Samuel Foxe , was an English diarist.Foxe was the eldest son of John Foxe, the martyrologist. He was born at Norwich on 31 December 1560, and admitted into Merchant Taylors' School, London, on 20 October 1572. In 1574 he went to Oxford, where he was elected demy of Magdalen College. In 1576 he left...

    , (1560–1630), diarist
  • Dick Francis
    Dick Francis
    Richard Stanley "Dick" Francis CBE was an English jockey and crime writer, many of whose novels centre around horse racing.- Personal life :...

    , (1920–2010), novelist and jockey,
    Dead Cert
    Dead Cert
    Dead Cert is Dick Francis' first novel, published in 1962. Featured in the 2007 book 100 Must-Read Crime Novels. It was filmed by Tony Richardson in 1974.-Synopsis:...

  • Philip Francis, (1740–1818), pamphleteer and translator
  • Suzanne Francis
    Suzanne Francis
    Suzanne Francis is an English science fiction and fantasy author. She was born in King's Lynn, Norfolk, and now lives in Dunedin, New Zealand. She has been married twice and has four children....

    , (born 1959), novelist
  • Gilbert Frankau
    Gilbert Frankau
    Gilbert Frankau was a popular British novelist. He was known also for verse including a number of verse novels, and short stories....

    , (1884–1952), novelist and poet
  • Julia Frankau
    Julia Frankau
    Julia Frankau, née Julia Davis was a successful novelist under the name of Frank Danby.She was the sister of Owen Hall, Harrie Davis and Eliza Davis. She was home-schooled by Laura Lafargue, the daughter of Karl Marx.She married the cigar importer Arthur Frankau...

    , (pen name Frank Danby, 1863–1916), novelist
  • John Franklin
    John Franklin
    Rear-Admiral Sir John Franklin KCH FRGS RN was a British Royal Navy officer and Arctic explorer. Franklin also served as governor of Tasmania for several years. In his last expedition, he disappeared while attempting to chart and navigate a section of the Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic...

    , (1786–1847), explorer and novelist
  • Antonia Fraser
    Antonia Fraser
    Lady Antonia Margaret Caroline Fraser, DBE , née Pakenham, is an Anglo-Irish author of history, novels, biographies and detective fiction, best known as Antonia Fraser...

    , (born 1932), biographer and novelist
  • Caro Fraser
    Caro Fraser
    Caro Fraser is a British novelist, and the daughter of writer George MacDonald Fraser, author of the Flashman books.Fraser was born in Carlisle in 1953, but moved to Glasgow shortly afterwards and was brought up there until her mid-teens, attending Glasgow High School for Girls...

    , (born 1953), novelist
  • Michael Frayn
    Michael Frayn
    Michael J. Frayn is an English playwright and novelist. He is best known as the author of the farce Noises Off and the dramas Copenhagen and Democracy...

    , (born 1933), playwright and novelist, Copenhagen
    Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark, with an urban population of 1,199,224 and a metropolitan population of 1,930,260 . With the completion of the transnational Øresund Bridge in 2000, Copenhagen has become the centre of the increasingly integrating Øresund Region...

  • Margaret Frazer
    Margaret Frazer
    Margaret Frazer is the pen name of an historical novelist known for more than twenty mystery novels and a variety of short stories. The pen name was originally used by Gail Frazer and Mary Monica Pulver Kuhfeld in their collaboration on The Novice's Tale, the first of the Sister Frevisse books...

    , (pseudonym, fl. 1990s onwards), novelist
  • Jonathan Freedland
    Jonathan Freedland
    Jonathan Saul Freedland is a British journalist, who writes a weekly column for The Guardian and a monthly piece for the Jewish Chronicle. He is also a regular contributor to The New York Times and The New York Review of Books, and presents BBC Radio 4’s contemporary history series,...

    , (born 1967), writer
  • Edward Augustus Freeman
    Edward Augustus Freeman
    Edward Augustus Freeman was an English historian. His reputation as a historian rests largely on his History of the Norman Conquest , his longest completed book...

    , (1823–1892), historian
  • John Freeman
    John Freeman (Georgian poet)
    John Frederick Freeman, , was an English poet and essayist, who gave up a successful career in insurance to write full time.He was born in London, and started as an office boy aged 13...

    , (1880–1929), poet
  • R. Austin Freeman, (1862–1943), novelist
  • Elizabeth Wynne Fremantle
    Elizabeth Wynne Fremantle
    Elizabeth Wynne Fremantle was the main author of the extensive Wynne Diaries and wife of the Royal Navy officer Thomas Fremantle , a close associate of Nelson.-Life:Known in the family as Betsey, she was born Elizabeth Wynne, the second daughter of...

    , (1779–1857), diarist
  • Celia Fremlin
    Celia Fremlin
    Celia Margaret Fremlin was born in Kingsbury, now part of London, England, the sister of nuclear physicist, John H. Fremlin.-Early life:...

    , (1914–2009), novelist
  • Patrick French
    Patrick French
    Patrick French is a British writer and historian, based in London. He was educated at the University of Edinburgh where he studied English and American literature....

    , (born 1966), biographer and author
  • John Hookham Frere
    John Hookham Frere
    John Hookham Frere PC was an English diplomat and author.Frere was born in London. His father, John Frere, the member of a Suffolk family, had been educated at Caius College, Cambridge, and would have been senior wrangler in 1763 but for the competition of William Paley; his mother, Jane,...

    , (1769–1846), poet and translator
  • William Powell Frith
    William Powell Frith
    William Powell Frith , was an English painter specialising in genre subjects and panoramic narrative works of life in the Victorian era. He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1852...

    , (1819-1909), autobiographer and painter
  • James Anthony Froude
    James Anthony Froude
    James Anthony Froude , 23 April 1818–20 October 1894, was an English historian, novelist, biographer, and editor of Fraser's Magazine. From his upbringing amidst the Anglo-Catholic Oxford Movement, Froude intended to become a clergyman, but doubts about the doctrines of the Anglican church,...

    , (1818–1894), historian
  • Richard Hurrell Froude
    Richard Hurrell Froude
    Richard Hurrell Froude was an Anglican priest and an early leader of the Oxford Movement.-Life:He was the son of Archdeacon R. H...

    , (1803–1836), poet, religious writer and cleric
  • C. B. Fry, (1872-1956), cricket writer and cricketer
  • Caroline Fry
    Caroline Fry
    Caroline Fry , a British Christian writer, later Mrs Caroline Wilson, was born and died at Tunbridge Wells in Kent. She was one of ten children born to John and Jane Fry. She married William Wilson at Desford, Leicestershire on 26 May 1831.-Life:Fry's family was affiliated with the "High Church"...

    , (1787–1846), religious writer and poet
  • Christopher Fry
    Christopher Fry
    Christopher Fry was an English playwright. He is best known for his verse dramas, notably The Lady's Not for Burning, which made him a major force in theatre in the 1940s and 1950s.-Early life:...

    , (1907–2005), dramatist
  • Stephen Fry
    Stephen Fry
    Stephen John Fry is an English actor, screenwriter, author, playwright, journalist, poet, comedian, television presenter and film director, and a director of Norwich City Football Club. He first came to attention in the 1981 Cambridge Footlights Revue presentation "The Cellar Tapes", which also...

    , (born 1957), novelist and comedian
  • John Fuller
    John Fuller (poet)
    John Fuller is an English poet and author, and Fellow Emeritus at Magdalen College, Oxford.Fuller was born in Ashford, Kent, England, the son of poet and Oxford Professor Roy Fuller, and educated at St Paul's School and New College, Oxford. He began teaching in 1962 at the State University of New...

    , (born 1937), poet, novelist and anthologist
  • Roy Fuller
    Roy Fuller
    Roy Broadbent Fuller was an English writer, known mostly as a poet. He was born in Failsworth, Lancashire, and brought up in Blackpool. He worked as a lawyer for a building society, serving in the Royal Navy 1941-1946.Poems was his first book of poetry. He began to write fiction also in the 1950s...

    , (1912–1991), poet and novelist
  • Thomas Fuller
    Thomas Fuller
    Thomas Fuller was an English churchman and historian. He is now remembered for his writings, particularly his Worthies of England, published after his death...

    , (1608–1661), author and cleric
  • Georgiana Fullerton, (born Leverson-Gower, 1812–1885), novelist
  • Ulpian Fulwell
    Ulpian Fulwell
    Ulpian Fulwell was an English Renaissance theatre playwright, satirist and poet.He became a rector of Naunton in 1570 and became a part of St. Mary Hall, Oxford in 1578....

    , (1545/6-c. 1585), playwright, satirist and cleric
  • Monica Furlong
    Monica furlong
    Monica Furlong was a British author, journalist, and activist. She was born at Kenton near Harrow, north-west of London and died at Umberleigh in Devon. An obituary called her the Church of England's "most influential and creative layperson of the post-war period."Many of Furlong’s books reflected...

    , (1930–2003), religious writer, biographer and journalist
  • Frederick James Furnivall
    Frederick James Furnivall
    Frederick James Furnivall , one of the co-creators of the Oxford English Dictionary , was an English philologist...

    , (1825–1910), philologist and lexicographer


  • Neil Gaiman
    Neil Gaiman
    Neil Richard Gaiman born 10 November 1960)is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films. His notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book...

    , (born 1960), novelist, graphic novelist and screenwriter
  • Winifred Gales
    Winifred Gales
    Winifred Marshall Gales was a novelist and memoirist. Gales was born in 1761 in Newark-upon-Trent, England, the daughter of John Marshall...

    , (1761-1839), novelist and memoirist
  • Norman Gale
    Norman Gale
    For the Wales international rugby union player see Norman Gale Norman Rowland Gale was a poet, story-teller and reviewer, who published many books over a period of nearly fifty years....

    , (1862–1942), poet
  • John Galsworthy
    John Galsworthy
    John Galsworthy OM was an English novelist and playwright. Notable works include The Forsyte Saga and its sequels, A Modern Comedy and End of the Chapter...

    , (1867–1933), author and dramatist, The Forsyte Saga
    The Forsyte Saga
    The Forsyte Saga is a series of three novels and two interludes published between 1906 and 1921 by John Galsworthy. They chronicle the vicissitudes of the leading members of an upper-middle-class British family, similar to Galsworthy's own...

  • Francis Galton
    Francis Galton
    Sir Francis Galton /ˈfrɑːnsɪs ˈgɔːltn̩/ FRS , cousin of Douglas Strutt Galton, half-cousin of Charles Darwin, was an English Victorian polymath: anthropologist, eugenicist, tropical explorer, geographer, inventor, meteorologist, proto-geneticist, psychometrician, and statistician...

    , (1822–1911), polymath
  • Jane Gardam
    Jane Gardam
    Jane Mary Gardam OBE is a British author of children's and adult fiction. She also reviews for the Spectator and the Telegraph, and writes for BBC radio, where her current project is six programmes on the suburbs. She lives in Kent, Wimbledon, and Yorkshire. She has won numerous literary awards,...

    , (born 1928), novelist and children's writer
  • Samuel Rawson Gardiner
    Samuel Rawson Gardiner
    Samuel Rawson Gardiner was an English historian.The son of Rawson Boddam Gardiner, he was born near Alresford, Hampshire. He was educated at Winchester College and Christ Church, Oxford, where he obtained a first class in literae humaniores. He was subsequently elected to fellowships at All Souls ...

    , (1829–1902), historian
  • Gerald Gardner
    Gerald Gardner
    Gerald Brousseau Gardner , who sometimes used the craft name Scire, was an influential English Wiccan, as well as an amateur anthropologist and archaeologist, writer, weaponry expert and occultist. He was instrumental in bringing the Neopagan religion of Wicca to public attention in Britain and...

    , (1884-1964), writer on witchcraft
  • Helen Gardner, (1908–1986), critic and scholar
  • John Gardner
    John Gardner (thriller writer)
    John Edmund Gardner was an English spy novelist, most notably for the James Bond series.-Early life:Gardner was born in Seaton Delaval, Northumberland. He graduated from St John's College, Cambridge and did postgraduate study at Oxford...

    , (1926–2007), novelist,
    The Liquidator
    The Liquidator (novel)
    The Liquidator was the first novel written by John Gardner and the first novel in his Boysie Oakes series.After publishing his autobiographical account of alcoholism Spin the Bottle, Gardner decided to write a novel about governments killing people...

  • Leon Garfield
    Leon Garfield
    Leon Garfield was a British writer of fiction. He is best known for his historical novels for children, though he also wrote for adults...

     (1921–1996), novelist and children's writer
  • Simon Garfield
    Simon Garfield
    Simon Frank Garfield is a British journalist and non-fiction author. He was educated at the independent University College School in Hampstead, London, and the London School of Economics, where he was the Executive Editor of The Beaver....

    , (born 1960), writer
  • Alex Garland
    Alex Garland
    Alexander Medawar "Alex" Garland is a British novelist and screenwriter.-Early life:Garland was born in London, England, the son of psychoanalyst Caroline and political cartoonist Nicholas Garland. His maternal grandparents were zoologist Peter Medawar and author Jean Medawar...

    , (born 1970), novelist and screenwriter
  • Alan Garner
    Alan Garner
    With his first book published, Garner abandoned his work as a labourer and gained a job as a freelance television reporter, living a "hand to mouth" lifestyle on a "shoestring" budget...

    , (born 1934), children's writer,
    The Owl Service
    The Owl Service
    The Owl Service is a novel by Alan Garner first published in 1967. It is a contemporary interpretation, which Garner described as an "expression of the myth", of the story of the mythical Welsh figure of Blodeuwedd, whose story is told in the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogi.The legend concerns a...

  • William Garner
    William Garner (novelist)
    William Garner is an English thriller writer.-Life and work:He graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1941 with a BSc...

    , (born 1920), novelist
  • Constance Garnett
    Constance Garnett
    Constance Clara Garnett was an English translator of nineteenth-century Russian literature...

    , (1861–1946), translator
  • David Garnett
    David Garnett
    David Garnett was a British writer and publisher. As a child, he had a cloak made of rabbit skin and thus received the nickname "Bunny", by which he was known to friends and intimates all his life.-Early life:...

    , (1892–1981), novelist, editor and playwright,
    Lady into Fox
    Lady into Fox
    Lady into Fox was David Garnett's first novel under his own name, published in 1922. This short and enigmatic work won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and the Hawthornden Prize a year later.-Plot summary:...

  • Edward Garnett
    Edward Garnett
    Edward Garnett was an English writer, critic and a significant and personally generous literary editor, who was instrumental in getting D. H. Lawrence's Sons and Lovers published. His father Richard Garnett was a writer and librarian at the British Museum...

    , (1868–1937), author and critic
  • Eve Garnett
    Eve Garnett
    Eve Garnett was an English author and illustrator. She was educated at two schools in Devon and at the Alice Ottley School in Worcester...

    , (1900–1991), children's writer and illustrator,
    The Family from One End Street
    The Family from One End Street
    The Family From One End Street, written and illustrated by Eve Garnett, is an English children's book. Set in Otwell, a town resembling Lewes, it was published in 1937 by Frederick Muller. It won a Carnegie Medal for best children's book that same year, despite competition which included J. R. R....

  • Richard Garnett
    Richard Garnett
    Richard Garnett C.B. was a scholar, librarian, biographer and poet. He was son of Richard Garnett, an author, philologist and assistant keeper of printed books in the British Museum....

    , (1835–1906), scholar and poet
  • David Garrick
    David Garrick
    David Garrick was an English actor, playwright, theatre manager and producer who influenced nearly all aspects of theatrical practice throughout the 18th century and was a pupil and friend of Dr Samuel Johnson...

    , (1717–1779), actor, playwright and poet
  • Samuel Garth
    Samuel Garth
    Sir Samuel Garth FRS was an English physician and poet.Garth was born in Bolam in County Durham and matriculated at Peterhouse, Cambridge in 1676, graduating B.A. in 1679 and...

    , (1661–1719), poet and physician
  • Charles Garvice
    Charles Garvice
    Charles Andrew Garvice was a prolific and popular author of romance novels in Britain, the United States and translated around the world. By 1913 he was selling 1.75 million books annually, a pace which he maintained at least until his death. Garvice published over 150 novels selling over seven...

    , (other pen name Caroline Hart, 1850-1920), novelist
  • George Gascoigne
    George Gascoigne
    George Gascoigne was an English poet, soldier, artist, and unsuccessful courtier. He is considered the most important poet of the early Elizabethan era, following Sir Thomas Wyatt and Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey and leading to the emergence of Philip Sidney...

    , (1535–1577), poet and translator
  • David Gascoyne
    David Gascoyne
    David Gascoyne was an English poet associated with the Surrealist movement.-Early life and Surrealism:...

    , (1916–2001), poet
  • Elizabeth Gaskell
    Elizabeth Gaskell
    Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, née Stevenson , often referred to simply as Mrs Gaskell, was a British novelist and short story writer during the Victorian era...

    , (1810–1865), novelist,
    Cranford (novel)
    Cranford is one of the better-known novels of the 19th century English writer Elizabeth Gaskell. It was first published in 1851 as a serial in the magazine Household Words, which was edited by Charles Dickens.-Plot:...

  • Jane Gaskell
    Jane Gaskell
    Jane Gaskell is a British fantasy writer. Gaskell was born in 1941. She wrote her first novel Strange Evil, when she was 14. It was published two years later...

    , (born 1941), fantasy novelist
  • Francis Aidan Gasquet, (1846–1929), historian and cardinal
  • Alfred Gatty
    Alfred Gatty
    Alfred Gatty was a Church of England vicar and author.He was born in London to Robert Gatty, a solicitor, and Margaret Jones. In 1831 he entered Exeter College, Oxford, graduating in 1836. He was ordained a deacon in 1837 and was appointed as curate of Bellerby in the North Riding of Yorkshire...

    , (1813–1903), writer and cleric
  • Margaret Gatty
    Margaret Gatty
    Margaret Gatty was an English writer of children's literature.Gatty was born in Burnham on Crouch, Essex, the daughter of the Rev. Alexander John Scott, D.D., a Royal Navy chaplain, who served under, and was the trusted friend of, Lord Nelson on board the HMS Victory before and during the Battle...

    , (wrote as Mrs. Alfred Gatty, 1809–1873), children's writer
  • John Gauden
    John Gauden
    John Gauden was an English bishop of Exeter then bishop of Worcester and writer, and the reputed author of the important Royalist work Eikon Basilike.-Life:...

    , (1605–1662), writer and bishop,
    Eikon Basilike
    Eikon Basilike
    The Eikon Basilike , The Pourtrature of His Sacred Majestie in His Solitudes and Sufferings, was a purported spiritual autobiography attributed to King Charles I of England...

  • William Gaunt
    William Gaunt
    William Charles Anthony Gaunt is an English actor, sometimes credited as Bill Gaunt.-Early life:...

    , (1900–1980), art historian
  • Jamila Gavin
    Jamila Gavin
    Jamila Gavin is a British writer born in Mussoorie, India in the foothills of the Himalayas.Her father was Indian and her mother English...

    , (born 1941), novelist
  • John Gay
    John Gay
    John Gay was an English poet and dramatist and member of the Scriblerus Club. He is best remembered for The Beggar's Opera , set to music by Johann Christoph Pepusch...

    , (1685–1732), poet and playwright,
    The Beggar's Opera
    The Beggar's Opera
    The Beggar's Opera is a ballad opera in three acts written in 1728 by John Gay with music arranged by Johann Christoph Pepusch. It is one of the watershed plays in Augustan drama and is the only example of the once thriving genre of satirical ballad opera to remain popular today...

  • Maggie Gee
    Maggie Gee
    Maggie Mary Gee is an English novelist. She was born in Poole, Dorset, then moved to the Midlands and later to Sussex. She was educated at state schools and at Oxford University . She later worked in publishing and then had a research post at Wolverhampton Polytechnic where she completed a...

    , (born 1948), novelist,
    The Ice People
    The Ice People
    The Ice People is a 1999 science fiction novel by Maggie Gee, set in a future world dominated by a new ice age. The novel examines different elements of contemporary society: the fundamental roles and relationships of men and women, sexuality, politics and the issue of global warming.Global warming...

  • Pam Gems
    Pam Gems
    Pam Gems was a British playwright. The author of numerous original plays, as well as of adaptations of works by major European playwrights of the past, Gems is best known for the 1978 musical play Piaf.-Personal life:...

    , (born 1925), playwright
  • Emily Gerard
    Emily Gerard
    Emily Gerard was a nineteenth century author best known for the influence her collections of Transylvanian folklore had on Bram Stoker's Dracula...

    , (1849–1905), novelist
  • John Gerard
    John Gerard
    John Gerard aka John Gerarde was an English herbalist notable for his herbal garden and botany writing. In 1597 he published a large and heavily illustrated "Herball, or Generall Historie of Plantes", which went on to be the most widely circulated botany book in English in the 17th century...

    , (1545-1611/12), herbalist
  • William Gerhardie
    William Gerhardie
    William Alexander Gerhardie was a British novelist and playwright.Gerhardie was one of the most critically acclaimed English novelists of the 1920s . H.G. Wells also championed his work...

    , (born Gerhardi, 1895–1977), novelist
  • Karen Gershon
    Karen Gershon
    Karen Gershon, born Kaethe Loewenthal was a German-born British writer and poet. She escaped to Britain in December 1938....

    , (1923–1993), poet, writer and novelist
  • Edward Gibbon
    Edward Gibbon
    Edward Gibbon was an English historian and Member of Parliament...

    , (1737–1794), history,
    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is a non-fiction history book written by English historian Edward Gibbon and published in six volumes. Volume I was published in 1776, and went through six printings. Volumes II and III were published in 1781; volumes IV, V, VI in 1788–89...

  • Stella Gibbons
    Stella Gibbons
    Stella Dorothea Gibbons was an English novelist, journalist, poet, and short-story writer.Her first novel, Cold Comfort Farm, won the Femina Vie Heureuse Prize for 1933...

    , (1902–1989), novelist and poet,
    Cold Comfort Farm
    Cold Comfort Farm
    Cold Comfort Farm is a comic novel by Stella Gibbons, published in 1932. It parodies the romanticised, sometimes doom-laden accounts of rural life popular at the time, by writers such as Mary Webb...

  • Philip Gibbs
    Philip Gibbs
    Sir Philip Gibbs was an English journalist and novelist who served as one of five official British reporters during the First World War. Two of his siblings were also writers, A...

    , (1877–1962), writer and journalist
  • Miles Gibson
    Miles Gibson
    Miles Gibson is a reclusive English novelist, poet and artist. He was born in a squatters camp at an abandoned World War II airbase - RAF Holmsley South in the New Forest and raised in Christchurch, Hampshire....

    , (born 1947), novelist and poet
  • Wilfred Wilson Gibson, (1878–1962), poet
  • John Gifford
    John Gifford
    John Gifford was an English political writer. He was born John Richards Green until changing his name at the age of 23....

    , (1758–1818), historical and political writer,
    Anti-Jacobin Review
    Anti-Jacobin Review
    The Anti-Jacobin Review and Magazine, or, Monthly Political and Literary Censor , a conservative British political periodical, was founded by John Gifford [pseud. of John Richards Green] after the demise of William Gifford's The Anti-Jacobin, or, Weekly Examiner...

  • William Gifford
    William Gifford
    William Gifford was an English critic, editor and poet, famous as a satirist and controversialist.-Life:Gifford was born in Ashburton, Devonshire to Edward Gifford and Elizabeth Cain. His father, a glazier and house painter, had run away as a youth with vagabond Bampfylde Moore Carew, and he...

    , (1756–1826), poet and satirist
  • W. S. Gilbert
    W. S. Gilbert
    Sir William Schwenck Gilbert was an English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator best known for his fourteen comic operas produced in collaboration with the composer Sir Arthur Sullivan, of which the most famous include H.M.S...

    , (1836–1911), playwright, librettist and poet,
    The Mikado
    The Mikado
    The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert, their ninth of fourteen operatic collaborations...

  • William Gilbert or Gilberd, (1544–1603), scientist, De Magnete
    De Magnete
    De Magnete, Magneticisque Corporibus, et de Magno Magnete Tellure is a scientific work published in 1600 by the English physician and scientist William Gilbert and his partner Aaron Dowling...

  • William Gilbert
    William Gilbert (author)
    William Gilbert, was a British novelist and Royal Navy surgeon, and the author of novels, biographies, histories and several popular fantasy stories, mostly in the 1860s and 1870s. He is perhaps best remembered, however, as the father of dramatist W. S...

    , (1804-1890), novelist and naval surgeon
  • Alexander Gilchrist
    Alexander Gilchrist
    Alexander Gilchrist was the biographer of William Blake. Gilchrist's biography is still a standard reference work on the poet....

    , (1828–1861), biographer and critic
  • Anne Gilchrist, (born Burrows, 1828–1885), writer
  • Robert Murray Gilchrist
    Robert Murray Gilchrist
    thumb|Robert Murray Gilchrist was an English novelist and author of regional interest books about the Peak District. He is best known today for his decadent and Gothic short fiction.- Biography :...

    , (1867-1917), novelist and topographical writer
  • Morris Ginsberg
    Morris Ginsberg
    Morris Ginsberg was a UK sociologist. He was president of the Aristotelian Society from 1942 to 1943. Ginsberg helped draft the UNESCO 1950 statement titled The Race Question...

    , (1879–1970), sociologist
  • George Gissing
    George Gissing
    George Robert Gissing was an English novelist who published twenty-three novels between 1880 and 1903. From his early naturalistic works, he developed into one of the most accomplished realists of the late-Victorian era.-Early life:...

    , (1857–1903), novelist,
    New Grub Street
    New Grub Street
    New Grub Street is a novel by George Gissing published in 1891, which is set in the literary and journalistic circles of 1880s London. Gissing revised and shortened the novel for a French edition of 1901....

  • Mary Gladstone
    Mary Gladstone
    Mary Drew , was a political secretary, writer and hostess. She was the daughter of the British Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone, and achieved notability as his advisor, confidante and private secretary...

    , (1847–1927), diarist and political secretary
  • William Gladstone, (1809–1898), statesman and writer
  • Lesley Glaister
    Lesley Glaister
    Lesley Glaister is a British novelist and playwright. She has written 12 novels, Chosen being the most recent, one play and numerous short stories and radio plays. She is a lecturer in creative writing at the University of St Andrews, and is a regular contributor of book reviews to the Spectator...

    , (born 1956), novelist and playwright
  • Joseph Glanvill
    Joseph Glanvill
    Joseph Glanvill was an English writer, philosopher, and clergyman. Not himself a scientist, he has been called "the most skillful apologist of the virtuosi", or in other words the leading propagandist for the approach of the English natural philosophers of the later 17th century.-Life:He was...

    , (1636–1680), writer, philosopher and cleric
  • Hannah Glasse
    Hannah Glasse
    Hannah Glasse was an English cookery writer of the 18th century. She is best known for her cookbook, The Art of Cookery, first published in 1747...

    , (1708–1770), writer on cookery and housekeeping,
    The Art of Cookery
  • Victoria Glendinning
    Victoria Glendinning
    The Hon. Victoria Glendinning, CBE , is a British biographer, critic, broadcaster and novelist; she is President of English PEN, a winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, was awarded a CBE in 1998 and is Vice-President of the Royal Society of Literature.- Biography :She was born in Sheffield...

    , (born 1937), biographer and novelist
  • Richard Glover
    Richard Glover (Poet)
    Richard Glover was an English poet and politician.-Life:The son of Richard Glover, a Hamburg merchant, was born in London. He was educated at Cheam in Surrey....

    , (1712–1785), poet and playwright
  • Elinor Glyn
    Elinor Glyn
    Elinor Glyn , born Elinor Sutherland, was a British novelist and scriptwriter who pioneered mass-market women's erotic fiction. She popularized the concept It...

    , (1864–1943), novelist
  • Robert Goddard
    Robert Goddard (novelist)
    Robert Francis Goddard is a British novelist.-Life and career:Goddard was educated at Wallisdean County Junior School and Price's Grammar School in Fareham before going on to study history at the University of Cambridge...

    , (born 1954), novelist
  • Rumer Godden
    Rumer Godden
    Margaret Rumer Godden OBE was an English author of over 60 fiction and nonfiction books written under the name of Rumer Godden. A few of her works were co-written by her sister, Jon Godden, who wrote several novels on her own...

    , (1907–1998), novelist, children's writer and biographer,
    The Diddakoi
    The Diddakoi
    The Diddakoi is a 1972 novel for children by Rumer Godden. It won the 1972 Whitbread Award in the Children's Book category. It is the story of an orphan traveller or Romani girl called Kizzy, who faces persecution, grief and loss in a hostile, close-knit village community. This is a moving tale of...

  • A. D. Godley
    A. D. Godley
    Alfred Denis Godley was a classical scholar and author of humorous poems. From 1910 to 1920 he was Public Orator at the University of Oxford, a post that involved composing citations in Latin for the recipients of honorary degrees. One of these was for Thomas Hardy who received an Honorary D. Litt...

    , (1856–1925), comic poet
  • Sidney Godolphin
    Sidney Godolphin (poet)
    Sidney Godolphin , was an English poet, courtier and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1628 and 1643. He died fighting in the Royalist army in the English Civil War.-Biography:...

    , (1610–1643), poet
  • William Godwin
    William Godwin
    William Godwin was an English journalist, political philosopher and novelist. He is considered one of the first exponents of utilitarianism, and the first modern proponent of anarchism...

    , (1756–1836), novelist and philosopher
  • Louis Golding
    Louis Golding
    Louis Golding was a British writer, very famous in his time especially for his novels, though he is now largely neglected; he wrote also short stories, essays, fantasies, travel books and poetry....

    , (1895–1958), novelist and poet
  • William Golding
    William Golding
    Sir William Gerald Golding was a British novelist, poet, playwright and Nobel Prize for Literature laureate, best known for his novel Lord of the Flies...

    , (1911–1993), novelist, poet and Nobel prize
    Nobel Prize
    The Nobel Prizes are annual international awards bestowed by Scandinavian committees in recognition of cultural and scientific advances. The will of the Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, established the prizes in 1895...

    The Lord of the Flies
  • Douglas Goldring
    Douglas Goldring
    Douglas Goldring was a British writer and journalist.-Life:He was born in Greenwich, England. He was educated initially at Hurstpierpoint, Magdalen College School and for his secondary education Felsted...

    , (1887–1960), poet, travel writer and novelist
  • Laurence Gomme
    Laurence Gomme
    Sir Laurence Gomme, FSA was a public servant and leading British folklorist. He helped found both the Victoria County History and the Folklore Society...

    , (1853-1916), writer on folklore and public servant
  • Jason Goodwin
    Jason Goodwin
    Jason Goodwin is a British writer and historian. He studied Byzantine history at Cambridge University. Following the success of A Time For Tea: Travels in China and India in Search of Tea, he walked from Poland to Istanbul, Turkey...

    , (born 1964), novelist and travel writer
  • Barnabe Googe
    Barnabe Googe
    Barnabe Googe or Gooche was a poet and translator, one of the earliest English pastoral poets.-Early life:...

     or Gooche, (1540–1594), poet and translator
  • Catherine Gore
    Catherine Gore
    Catherine Grace Frances Gore was a British novelist and dramatist, daughter of a wine merchant at Retford, where she was born. She is amongst the well-known of the silver fork writers - authors of the Victorian era depicting the gentility and etiquette of high society.-Biography:Gore was born in...

    , (1799–1861), novelist and playwright
  • Charles Gore
    Charles Gore
    Charles Gore was a British theologian and Anglican bishop.-Early life and education:Gore was the third son of the Honourable Charles Alexander Gore, and brother of the fourth Earl of Arran...

    , (1853–1932), theologian and bishop
  • Edmund Gosse
    Edmund Gosse
    Sir Edmund William Gosse CB was an English poet, author and critic; the son of Philip Henry Gosse and Emily Bowes.-Early life:...

    , (1849–1928), poet, critic and author, Father and Son
  • Philip Henry Gosse
    Philip Henry Gosse
    Philip Henry Gosse was an English naturalist and popularizer of natural science, virtually the inventor of the seawater aquarium, and a painstaking innovator in the study of marine biology...

    , (1810–1888), writer on science and natural history
  • Stephen Gosson
    Stephen Gosson
    Stephen Gosson was an English satirist.He was baptized at St George's church, Canterbury, on 17 April 1554. He entered Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 1572, and on leaving the university in 1576 he went to London...

    , (1554–1624), satirist and playwright
  • Elizabeth Goudge
    Elizabeth Goudge
    Elizabeth de Beauchamp Goudge was an English author of novels, short stories and children's books as Elizabeth Goudge...

    , (1900–1984), novelist and children's writer
  • Gerald Gould
    Gerald Gould
    Gerald Gould was an English writer, known as a journalist and reviewer, essayist and poet.-Life:He was brought up in Norwich, and studied at University College, London and Magdalen College, Oxford...

    , (1885–1936), poet and journalist
  • Nathaniel Gould
    Nathaniel Gould
    Nathaniel Gould, always known as Nat Gould, was a British novelist.Gould was born at Manchester, Lancashire, the only surviving child of Nathaniel Gould, a tea merchant, and his wife Mary, née Wright. Both parents came from Derbyshire yeomen families. The boy was indulgently brought up and well...

    , (1857–1919), novelist
  • John Gower
    John Gower
    John Gower was an English poet, a contemporary of William Langland and a personal friend of Geoffrey Chaucer. He is remembered primarily for three major works, the Mirroir de l'Omme, Vox Clamantis, and Confessio Amantis, three long poems written in French, Latin, and English respectively, which...

    , (c. 1330–1408), poet
  • Posie Graeme-Evans
    Posie Graeme-Evans
    Posie Graeme-Evans spent her childhood travelling between Europe, Asia and Australia. Having worked extensively in the Australian film and television industries as an editor, director, writer and producer/executive producer, Posie is now a full-time novelist .-Early life:Graeme-Evans is the...

    , (born c. 1950), novelist and TV director
  • Eleanor Graham
    Eleanor Graham
    Eleanor Graham was a book editor and children's book author. She worked for Muriel Paget's aid mission in Czechoslovakia before becoming an editor for publishers Heinemann and Methuen Publishing and a reviewer of children's books at The Sunday Times, among others...

    , (1896–1984), children's writer, editor and anthologist
  • Harry Graham
    Harry Graham (poet)
    Jocelyn Henry Clive 'Harry' Graham was an English writer. He was a successful journalist and later, after distinguished military service, a leading lyricist for operettas and musical comedies, but he is now best remembered as a writer of humorous verse in the tradition of grotesquerie and black...

    , (1874–1936), humorist and poet
  • Laurie Graham
    Laurie Graham (novelist)
    Laurie Graham is a former journalist and author. She now lives in County Dublin, Ireland.- Career :...

    , (born 1947), novelist and journalist
  • Stephen Graham
    Stephen Graham (author)
    Stephen Graham was a British journalist, travel-writer, essayist and novelist. His best-known books recount his travels around pre-revolutionary Russia and his journey to Jerusalem with a group of Russian Christian pilgrims...

    , (1884–1975), travel writer and novelist
  • Kenneth Grahame
    Kenneth Grahame
    Kenneth Grahame was a Scottish writer, most famous for The Wind in the Willows , one of the classics of children's literature. He also wrote The Reluctant Dragon; both books were later adapted into Disney films....

    , (1859–1931), writer, The Wind in the Willows
    The Wind in the Willows
    The Wind in the Willows is a classic of children's literature by Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. Alternately slow moving and fast paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animal characters in a pastoral version of England...

  • Sarah Grand
    Sarah Grand
    Sarah Grand was a British feminist writer active from 1873 to 1922. Her work revolved around the New Woman ideal.- Early Life and Influences of Frances Elizabeth Bellenden Clarke:...

    , (real name Mrs. David C. M'Fall, born Frances Elizabeth Clarke, 1854–1943), novelist and suffragist
  • Andrew Grant, (born 1968), novelist
  • John Grant, (pen names Jonathan Gash and Graham Gaunt, born 1933), novelist and physician
  • Linda Grant, (born 1951), novelist and writer
  • George Granville, 1st Baron Lansdowne
    George Granville, 1st Baron Lansdowne
    George Granville, 1st Baron Lansdowne PC was an English poet, playwright, and politician who served as a Privy Counsellor from 1712.-Early life:...

    , (1666–1735), playwright and poet
  • Harley Granville-Barker
    Harley Granville-Barker
    Harley Granville-Barker was an English actor-manager, director, producer, critic and playwright....

    , (1877–1946), playwright and actor
  • Richard Graves
    Richard Graves
    Richard Graves was an English minister, poet, and novelist.Born at Mickleton Manor, Mickleton, Gloucestershire, to Richard Graves, gentleman, and his wife, Elizabeth, Graves was a student at Abingdon School and Pembroke College, Oxford...

    , (1715–1804), poet and novelist
  • Robert Graves
    Robert Graves
    Robert von Ranke Graves 24 July 1895 – 7 December 1985 was an English poet, translator and novelist. During his long life he produced more than 140 works...

    , (1895–1985), poet, scholar and novelist, I, Claudius
    I, Claudius
    I, Claudius is a novel by English writer Robert Graves, written in the form of an autobiography of the Roman Emperor Claudius. As such, it includes history of the Julio-Claudian Dynasty and Roman Empire, from Julius Caesar's assassination in 44 BC to Caligula's assassination in AD 41...

  • John Gray
    John Gray (poet)
    John Gray was an English poet whose works include Silverpoints, The Long Road and Park: A Fantastic Story. It has often been suggested that he was the inspiration behind Oscar Wilde's fictional Dorian Gray....

    , (1866–1934), poet and translator
  • Patience Gray
    Patience Gray
    Patience Jean Gray was a British cookery and travel writer of the mid-20th century. Her most popular books were Plats Du Jour , written with Primrose Boyd about French cooking, and Honey From A Weed , an account of the Mediterranean way of life.-Life and writings:Born Patience Jean Stanham at...

    , (1917–2005), cookery writer
  • Thomas Gray
    Thomas Gray
    Thomas Gray was a poet, letter-writer, classical scholar and professor at Cambridge University.-Early life and education:...

    , (1716–1771), poet, Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
    Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
    Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard is a poem by Thomas Gray, completed in 1750 and first published in 1751. The poem’s origins are unknown, but it was partly inspired by Gray’s thoughts following the death of the poet Richard West in 1742. Originally titled Stanza's Wrote in a Country...

  • Eliza S. Craven Green
    Eliza S. Craven Green
    Eliza S. Craven Green , née Craven, was an English poet.Eliza was born in Leeds in 1803. Her early years were spent in the Isle of Man. Subsequently she lived at Manchester, but she returned to Leeds, where she resided many years...

    , (1803-1866), poet
  • Candida Lycett Green
    Candida Lycett Green
    Candida Lycett Green is the author of sixteen books including English Cottages, Goodbye London, The Perfect English House, Over the Hills and Far Away and The Dangerous Edge of Things. Her television documentaries include “The Englishwoman and the Horse” and “The Front Garden”...

    , (born 1942), writer and journalist
  • Henry Green
    Henry Green
    Henry Green was the nom de plume of Henry Vincent Yorke , an English author best remembered for the novel Loving, which was featured by Time in its list of the 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005.- Biography :Green was born near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, into an educated family...

    , (pen name of Henry Vincent Yorke), (1905–1973), novelist
  • John Richard Green
    John Richard Green
    John Richard Green was an English historian.-Early life:Born the son of a tradesman in Oxford, where he was educated, first at Magdalen College School, and then at Jesus College where he is commemorated by the J. R...

    , (1837–1883), historian
  • Matthew Green
    Matthew Green (poet)
    Matthew Green was a British poet born of Nonconformist parents. For many years he held a post in the custom house. The few anecdotes that have been preserved show him to have been as witty as his poems would lead one to expect: on one occasion, when the government was about to cut off funds that...

    , (1696–1737), poet
  • Roger Lancelyn Green, (1918–1987), biographer and children's writer
  • Sarah Green
    Sarah Green (novelist)
    Sarah Green was an Irish-English novelist and writer.Green was apparently born in Ireland, though moved to London. She may have authored Charles Henly, or, The Fugitive Restored , but the first fictional work which can definitely be attributed to her is Court Intrigue, or, The Victim of Constancy...

    , (fl. 1790-1825), novelist
  • Thomas Hill Green
    Thomas Hill Green
    Thomas Hill Green was an English philosopher, political radical and temperance reformer, and a member of the British idealism movement. Like all the British idealists, Green was influenced by the metaphysical historicism of G.W.F. Hegel...

    , (1836–1882), philosopher and radical
  • Kate Greenaway
    Kate Greenaway
    Catherine Greenaway , known as Kate Greenaway, was an English children's book illustrator and writer, who spent much of her childhood at Rolleston, Nottinghamshire. She studied at what is now the Royal College of Art in London, which at that time had a separate section for women, and was headed by...

    , (1846–1901), children's author and illustrator
  • Graham Greene
    Graham Greene
    Henry Graham Greene, OM, CH was an English author, playwright and literary critic. His works explore the ambivalent moral and political issues of the modern world...

    , (1904–1991), novelist and playwright, Our Man in Havana
    Our Man in Havana
    Our Man In Havana is a novel by British author Graham Greene, where he makes fun of intelligence services, especially the British MI6, and their willingness to believe reports from their local informants....

  • Robert Greene, (1558–1592), playwright and pamphleteer
  • Chris Greenhalgh
    Chris Greenhalgh
    Chris Greenhalgh is a British novelist, screenwriter, teacher and poet.-Life:Chris Greenhalgh was born in 1963 and brought up in Manchester. After studying English literature at university, he lived and worked for five years in Italy and Athens. Upon his return to England, he completed his doctoral...

    , (born 1963), novelist, screenwriter and poet
  • Lavinia Greenlaw
    Lavinia Greenlaw
    -Biography:Greenlaw was born in London into a family of doctors and scientists, but spent much of her childhood in a small village in Essex. She began her working life in publishing and arts administration before embarking upon a career as a freelance artist, critic and radio broadcaster. She lives...

    , (born 1962), poet and novelist
  • Frederick Greenwood
    Frederick Greenwood
    Frederick Greenwood , was an English journalist, editor, and man of letters.-Early years:He was one of three brothers — the others being James and Charles — who all gained reputation as journalists. Frederick started life in a printing house, but at an early age began to write in periodicals...

    , (1830-1909), journalist and man of letters
  • James Greenwood, (c. 1830/35-1929), children's writer and investigative journalist
  • Walter Wilson Greg
    Walter Wilson Greg
    Sir Walter Wilson Greg was one of the leading bibliographers and Shakespeare scholars of the 20th century....

    , (1875–1959), bibliographer and editor
  • Joyce Grenfell
    Joyce Grenfell
    Joyce Irene Grenfell, OBE was an English actress, comedienne, diseuse and singer-songwriter.-Early life:...

    , (1910–1979), writer, actress and comedian
  • Julian Grenfell
    Julian Grenfell
    The Honourable Julian Henry Francis Grenfell DSO , was a British soldier and poet of World War I.-Early life:Julian Grenfell was born at 4 St James's Square, London, the eldest son of William Grenfell, later Baron Desborough, and Ethel Priscilla Fane, daughter of Julian Fane...

    , (1888–1915), poet
  • Charles Greville, (1794–1865), diarist and cricketer
  • Frances Greville
    Frances Greville
    Frances Greville was an Irish poet and celebrity in Georgian England.She was born in Longford, Ireland in the mid-1720s; by the early 1740s, she was in London, accompanying Sarah Lennox, Duchess of Richmond...

    , (c. 1724–1789), poet
  • Fulke Greville, Lord Brooke
    Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke
    Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, de jure 13th Baron Latimer and 5th Baron Willoughby de Broke , known before 1621 as Sir Fulke Greville, was an Elizabethan poet, dramatist, and statesman....

    , (1554–1628), poet and playwright
  • Bill Griffiths
    Bill Griffiths
    Bill Griffiths was a poet and Anglo-Saxon scholar associated with the British Poetry Revival.-Overview:...

    , (1948–2007), poet, scholar and translator
  • Jane Griffiths
    Jane Griffiths (poet)
    -Career and writings:Griffiths was born in Exeter, England, and brought up in the Netherlands. She studied English at Oxford University, where she won the Newdigate prize for her poem "The House"...

    , (born 1970), poet and lecturer
  • Paul Griffiths
    Paul Griffiths (writer)
    Paul Griffiths is a British music critic, novelist and librettist. He is particularly noted for his writings on modern classical music and for having written the libretti for two 20th century operas, Tan Dun's Marco Polo and Elliott Carter's What Next?.-Biography and career:Paul Griffiths was...

    , (born 1947), novelist, librettist and music critic
  • John Grigg, (1924-2001), biographer and journalist
  • Geoffrey Grigson
    Geoffrey Grigson
    Geoffrey Edward Harvey Grigson was a British writer. He was born in Pelynt, a village near Looe in Cornwall.-Life:...

    , (1905–1985), poet and editor
  • Arthur Grimble
    Arthur Grimble
    Sir Arthur Francis Grimble was a British Civil Servant and writer.After joining the Colonial Office, he became a cadet administrative officer in the Gilberts and became Resident Commissioner of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands colony in 1926.Specialist in the myths and oral traditions of Kiribati...

    , (1888–1956), writer, anthropologist and colonial governor
  • Francis Grose
    Francis Grose
    Francis Grose was an English antiquary, draughtsman, and lexicographer. He was born at his father's house in Broad Street, St-Peter-le-Poer, London, son of a Swiss immigrant and jeweller, Francis Jacob Grose , and his wife, Anne , daughter of Thomas Bennett of Greenford in Middlesex...

    , (1731–1791), antiquary and lexicographer
  • John Gross
    John Gross
    John Gross FRSL was an eminent English author, anthologist, literary and theatrical critic. The Spectator magazine called Gross “the best-read man in Britain”, as did The Guardian...

    , (born 1935), critic, writer and anthologist
  • Philip Gross
    Philip Gross
    Philip Gross is a poet, novelist and playwright. He was born in Delabole, Cornwall and grew up in Plymouth. He lives in Penarth, South Wales, and was appointed Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Glamorgan in 2004, a position he still holds. He previously taught creative writing at...

    , (born 1952), poet, novelist and playwright
  • George Grossmith
    George Grossmith
    George Grossmith was an English comedian, writer, composer, actor, and singer. His performing career spanned more than four decades...

    , (1847–1912), writer and entertainer, co-author of Diary of a Nobody
    Diary of a Nobody
    The Diary of a Nobody, an English comic novel written by George Grossmith and his brother Weedon Grossmith with illustrations by Weedon, first appeared in the magazine Punch in 1888 – 89, and was first printed in book form in 1892...

  • Weedon Grossmith
    Weedon Grossmith
    Walter Weedon Grossmith , better known as Weedon Grossmith, was an English writer, painter, actor and playwright, best known as co-author of The Diary of a Nobody with his famous brother, music hall comedian and Gilbert and Sullivan star, George Grossmith...

    , (1854–1919), writer, artist and actor, co-author of
    Diary of a Nobody
    Diary of a Nobody
    The Diary of a Nobody, an English comic novel written by George Grossmith and his brother Weedon Grossmith with illustrations by Weedon, first appeared in the magazine Punch in 1888 – 89, and was first printed in book form in 1892...

  • George Grote
    George Grote
    George Grote was an English classical historian, best known in the field for a major work, the voluminous History of Greece, still read.-Early life:He was born at Clay Hill near Beckenham in Kent...

    , (1794–1871), classical historian and reformer
  • Charlotte Grove
    Charlotte Grove
    Charlotte Grove was first child and eldest daughter of Thomas Grove, a landowner of Ferne House, in Wiltshire, by his marriage to Charlotte Pilfold.She was the sister of Harriet Grove, known as the "first love" of the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley....

    , (1773–1860), diarist
  • George Grove
    George Grove
    Sir George Grove, CB was an English writer on music, known as the founding editor of Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians....

    , (1820–1900), editor and writer on music,
    Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians
  • Sydney Grundy
    Sydney Grundy
    Sydney Grundy was an English dramatist. Most of his works were adaptations of European plays, and many became successful enough to tour throughout the English-speaking world...

    , (1848–1914), playwright and librettist
  • Philip Guedalla
    Philip Guedalla
    Philip Guedalla was a British barrister, and a popular historical and travel writer and biographer. His wit and epigrams are well-known, one example being "Even reviewers read a Preface," another being "History repeats itself...

    , (1889–1944), historian, biographer and travel writer
  • Harry Guest
    Harry Guest
    Harry Guest is a British poet born in Wales. He was educated at Malvern College and read Modern Languages at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge. He wrote a thesis on Mallarmé at the Sorbonne...

    , (born 1932), poet
  • Thom Gunn
    Thom Gunn
    Thom Gunn, born Thomson William Gunn , was an Anglo-American poet who was praised both for his early verses in England, where he was associated with The Movement and his later poetry in America, even after moving toward a looser, free-verse style...

    , (1929–2004), poet
  • Edmund Gurney
    Edmund Gurney
    Edmund Gurney was an English psychologist and psychic researcher.-Early life:He was born at Hersham, near Walton-on-Thames. He was educated at Blackheath and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he took a high place in the classical tripos and obtained a fellowship. His work for the tripos was...

    , (1847-1888), writer and psychologist
  • Ivor Gurney
    Ivor Gurney
    Ivor Bertie Gurney was an English composer and poet.-Life:Born at 3 Queen Street, Gloucester in 1890, the second of four children of David Gurney, a tailor, and his wife Florence, a seamstress, Gurney showed musical ability early...

    , (1890–1937), poet and composer
  • Thomas Anstey Guthrie
    Thomas Anstey Guthrie
    Thomas Anstey Guthrie , was an English novelist and journalist, who wrote his comic novels under the pseudonym F. Anstey....

    , (pen name F. Anstey, 1856–1934), novelist and journalist,
    Vice Versa
  • Bernard Gutteridge
    Bernard Gutteridge
    Bernard Gutteridge was an English poet, known for poems about the Spanish Civil War, or from his World War II experiences in Madagascar, India and with the 36th Division of the British Army in Burma ....

    , (1916–1985), poet
  • Emma Jane Guyton
    Emma Jane Guyton
    Emma Jane Guyton or Worboise , was an English novelist and editor.Guyton was born Emma Jane Worboys in Birmingham on 20 April 1825 to George Baddeley Worboys , a gunsmith, and his wife, Maria Lane . She was a lifelong Congregationalist. She attended boarding school and may have worked as a governess...

     or Worboise, (1825-1887), novelist
  • Brion Gysin
    Brion Gysin
    Brion Gysin was a painter, writer, sound poet, and performance artist born in Taplow, Buckinghamshire.He is best known for his discovery of the cut-up technique, used by his friend, the novelist William S. Burroughs...

    , (1916–1986), sound poet, novelist and painter


  • Jen Hadfield
    Jen Hadfield
    Jen Hadfield is an English poet and artist.She won the 2008 T.S. Eliot Prize for poetry for her second collection, Nigh-No-Place...

    , (born 1978), poet
  • William Habington
    William Habington
    William Habington was an English poet.He was born at Hindlip Hall, Worcestershire, and belonged to a well-known Catholic family...

    , (1605–1654), poet
  • Mark Haddon
    Mark Haddon
    Mark Haddon is an English novelist and poet, best known for his 2003 novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.- Life and work :...

    , (born 1962), novelist, children's writer and poet,
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a 2003 novel by British writer Mark Haddon. It won the 2003 Whitbread Book of the Year and the 2004 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book...

  • Henry Rider Haggard, (1856–1925), novelist and story writer, King Solomon's Mines
    King Solomon's Mines
    King Solomon's Mines is a popular novel by the Victorian adventure writer and fabulist Sir H. Rider Haggard. It tells of a search of an unexplored region of Africa by a group of adventurers led by Allan Quatermain for the missing brother of one of the party...

  • Richard Hakluyt
    Richard Hakluyt
    Richard Hakluyt was an English writer. He is principally remembered for his efforts in promoting and supporting the settlement of North America by the English through his works, notably Divers Voyages Touching the Discoverie of America and The Principal Navigations, Voiages, Traffiques and...

    , (c. 1552/3-1616), travel writer, translator and cleric,
    Discourse Concerning Western Planting
    Discourse Concerning Western Planting
    Discourse Concerning Western Planting was a document written by Richard Hakluyt in 1584This document was written to convince Queen Elizabeth I to support the colonization schemes of Walter Raleigh and to encourage English merchants and gentry to invest in those enterprises.The document makes the...

  • J. B. S. Haldane
    J. B. S. Haldane
    John Burdon Sanderson Haldane FRS , known as Jack , was a British-born geneticist and evolutionary biologist. A staunch Marxist, he was critical of Britain's role in the Suez Crisis, and chose to leave Oxford and moved to India and became an Indian citizen...

    , (1892–1964), scientist and communist,
    On Being the Right Size
    On Being the Right Size
    On Being the Right Size is a 1926 essay by J. B. S. Haldane which discusses proportions in the animal world and the essential link between the size of an animal and these systems an animal has for life....

  • Kathleen Hale
    Kathleen Hale
    Kathleen Hale was a British artist, illustrator, and children's author. She is best remembered for her series of books about Orlando the Marmalade Cat....

    , (1898–2000), children's writer and illustrator,
    Orlando the Marmalade Cat
    Orlando (The Marmalade Cat)
    Orlando is the eponymous hero of a series of 19 illustrated children's books written by Kathleen Hale between 1938 and 1972 by various publishers including Country Life....

  • Anne Halkett
    Anne Halkett
    Lady Anne Halkett was a religious writer and autobiographer.-Early life:Halkett's father Thomas Murray was tutor to King James I's children. He later became Provost of Eton College. Her mother was governess to the king's children. When Thomas Murray died, Halkett was educated by her mother...

    , (1623–1699), memoirist and religious writer
  • Edward Hall
    Edward Hall
    Edward Hall , English chronicler and lawyer, was born about the end of the 15th century, being a son of John Hall of Northall, Shropshire....

     or Halle, (c. 1498–1547), chronicler
  • Evelyn Beatrice Hall
    Evelyn Beatrice Hall
    Evelyn Beatrice Hall, , who wrote under the pseudonym S.G. Tallentyre, was an English writer best known for her biography of Voltaire with the title The Friends of Voltaire, which she completed in 1906....

    , (pen name S. G. Tallentyre, 1868-1919), biographer and translator
  • Henry Hall
    Henry Hall (poet)
    Henry Hall was a 17th century English poet and also a composer of Church music.Hall, a contemporary of Henry Purcell, received his musical education under Pelham Humfrey and Dr John Blow and as one of the boys of the Chapel Royal...

    , (c. 1656-1707), poet and composer
  • Joseph Hall, (1574–1656), satirist, moralist and bishop
  • Radclyffe Hall
    Radclyffe Hall
    Radclyffe Hall was an English poet and author, best known for the lesbian classic The Well of Loneliness.- Life :...

    , (1880–1943), novelist and poet, The Well of Loneliness
    The Well of Loneliness
    The Well of Loneliness is a 1928 lesbian novel by the British author Radclyffe Hall. It follows the life of Stephen Gordon, an Englishwoman from an upper-class family whose "sexual inversion" is apparent from an early age...

  • Sarah Hall
    Sarah Hall (writer)
    Sarah Hall is an English novelist, and poet. Her critically acclaimed second novel, The Electric Michelangelo, was nominated for the 2004 Man Booker Prize and achieved considerable international commercial success...

    , (born 1974), novelist and poet
  • Simon Hall
    Simon Hall (writer)
    Simon Hall is the BBC's Crime Correspondent in the South West of England. He is also the author of the Dan Groves and Adam Breen detective novels, in which a TV reporter and a detective work together to solve crimes....

    , (born 1969), novelist and broadcaster
  • Steven Hall
    Steven Hall
    Steven Hall is a British author. He has written one novel, produced a number of plays, music videos, concrete prose/conceptual art pieces, and short stories....

    , (born 1975), novelist and playwright
  • Tarquin Hall
    Tarquin Hall
    Tarquin Hall is a British writer and journalist.He was born in London, 1969, to an English father and American mother. Hall has spent much of his adult life away from the United Kingdom, living in the United States, Pakistan, India, Kenya and Turkey, and travelling extensively in Africa, the Middle...

    , (born 1969), writer and journalist
  • Thomas Hall
    Thomas Hall (minister)
    -Life:He was son of Richard Hall, clothier, by his wife Elizabeth , and was born in St. Andrew's parish, Worcester, about 22 July 1610. He was educated at the King's School, Worcester, under Henry Bright , one of the most celebrated schoolmasters of the day. In 1624 he entered Balliol College,...

    , (1610–1665), religious writer and cleric
  • Arthur Hallam
    Arthur Hallam
    Arthur Henry Hallam was an English poet, best known as the subject of a major work, In Memoriam A.H.H., by his best friend and fellow poet, Alfred Tennyson...

    , (1811–1833), poet
  • Henry Hallam
    Henry Hallam
    Henry Hallam was an English historian.-Life:The only son of John Hallam, canon of Windsor and dean of Bristol, Henry Hallam was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford, graduating in 1799...

    , (1777–1859), historian
  • James Halliwell-Phillipps, (1820–1889), Shakespearean scholar and biographer
  • Bruce Barrymore Halpenny
    Bruce Barrymore Halpenny
    Bruce Barrymore Halpenny is a widely respected English military historian and author, specialising in airfields and aircraft, as well as ghost stories and mysteries. He is also a broadcaster and games inventor.-Parents:...

     (born early 20th c.), writer and military historian
  • A. H. Halsey, (born 1923), sociologist
  • Alan Halsey
    Alan Halsey
    Alan Halsey is a British poet. He managed The Poetry Bookshop in Hay-on-Wye from 1979 to 1997. Since 1997, Halsey has lived in Sheffield, working as a specialist bookseller and publishing West House Books....

    , (born 1947), poet
  • Michael Hamburger
    Michael Hamburger
    Michael Hamburger OBE was a noted British translator, poet, critic, memoirist, and academic. He was known in particular for his translations of Friedrich Hölderlin, Paul Celan, Gottfried Benn and W. G. Sebald from German, and his work in literary criticism...

    , (1924–2007), writer, poet and translator
  • Philip Gilbert Hamerton
    Philip Gilbert Hamerton
    Philip Gilbert Hamerton , was an English artist and art critic and author.He was born at Laneside, a hamlet in Crompton, Lancashire, England. His mother died giving birth to him, and his father died ten years later...

    , (pen name Adolphus Segrave, 1834-1894), writer and artist
  • Charles Hamilton
    Charles Hamilton (writer)
    Charles Harold St. John Hamilton , was an English writer, specializing in writing long-running series of stories for weekly magazines about recurrent casts of characters, his most frequent and famous genre being boys' public school stories, though he also dealt with other genres...

    , (25 pen names including Frank Richards, 1876–1961), children's writer, Billy Bunter
    Billy Bunter
    William George Bunter , is a fictional character created by Charles Hamilton using the pen name Frank Richards...

  • Cicely Mary Hamilton, (1872–1952), writer, playwright and feminist
  • Cosmo Hamilton
    Cosmo Hamilton
    Cosmo Hamilton , born Henry Charles Hamilton Gibbs, was an English playwright and novelist. He took his mother's maiden name when he began to write. Hamilton was married twice: First to Beryl Faber, née Beryl Crossley Smith, the sister of C...

    , (1870–1942), playwright and novelist
  • Edward Walter Hamilton
    Edward Walter Hamilton
    Sir Edward Hamilton was political diarist and one time private secretary to William Ewart Gladstone when in 1880 when Gladstone became Prime Minister for the second time...

    , (1847-1908), political diarist and civil servant
  • Ian Hamilton
    Ian Hamilton (critic)
    Robert Ian Hamilton was a British literary critic, reviewer, biographer, poet, magazine editor and publisher....

    , (1938–2001), critic, biographer and poet
  • Peter F. Hamilton
    Peter F. Hamilton
    Peter F. Hamilton is a British author. He is best known for writing space opera. As of the publication of his tenth novel in 2004, his works had sold over two million copies worldwide.- Biography :...

    , (born 1960), SF novelist
  • Edward Bruce Hamley
    Edward Bruce Hamley
    Lieutenant-General Sir Edward Bruce Hamley KCB KCMG was a British general and military writer and a Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1885 to 1892.-Early life:...

    , (1824–1893), military theorist and novelist
  • Edward Hamley
    Edward Hamley
    -Life:He was the elder son of the Rev. Thomas Hamley of St. Columb, Cornwall, who was buried at Bodmin 11 June 1766, and was baptised at St. Columb Major 25 Oct. 1764. He matriculated from New College, Oxford, 6 November 1783, and took his Bachelor of Civil Law degree in 1791...

    , (1764–1834), poet and cleric
  • James Hammond
    James Hammond
    James Hammond was an eighteenth-century British poet included in Doctor Johnson's Lives of the Poets....

    , (1710–1742), poet and politician
  • William Hampton
    William Hampton (poet)
    William Hampton is a British poet.-Life:William took a degree in Religion with Literature from Bristol University....

    , (born 1959), poet
  • Marika Hanbury-Tenison
    Marika Hanbury-Tenison
    Marika Hanbury-Tenison was an English journalist, cookery writer, and explorer. Born in London, in 1938, she was the daughter of John and Alexandra Hopkinson...

    , (1938–1982), cookery and travel writer
  • St. John Hankin, (1869–1909), playwright
  • James Hanley, (1897–1985), novelist and screenwriter
  • Sophie Hannah
    Sophie Hannah
    Sophie Hannah is an English-born poet and novelist. From 1997 to 1999 she was Fellow Commoner in Creative Arts at Trinity College, Cambridge, and between 1999 and 2001 she was a junior research fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford...

    , (born 1971), poet and novelist
  • Derek Hansen
    Derek Hansen
    Derek Hansen is a novelist and short story writer.He was born in England, raised in New Zealand and now lives in Sydney, Australia. He was formerly in advertising, but walked away at the peak of his career, to follow his dream to write novels. Derek Hansen's works have been published in the USA,...

    , (born 1944), novelist
  • John Harding
    John Harding (President of Magdalen)
    John Harding was an English churchman and academic. He was Regius Professor of Hebrew at Oxford from 1591 to 1598, and President of Magdalen College, Oxford from 1607...

     (died 1610), scholar, AV translator and cleric
  • Frances Hardinge
    Frances Hardinge
    Frances Hardinge is a British author best known for her novel Fly By Night which in 2006 won the Branford Boase Award and was listed as one of the School Library Journal's Best Books. She has also been shortlisted and achieved a number of other awards for both her novels as well as some of her...

    , (born 1973), children's writer
  • Mollie Hardwick
    Mollie Hardwick
    Mollie Greenhalgh Hardwick was an English author who was best known for writing books that accompanied the TV series Upstairs, Downstairs....

    , (1916–2003), novelist and writer of TV spinoffs
  • Ronald Hardy
    Ronald Hardy
    Ronald Harold Hardy was an English novelist and screenwriter. His first novel The Place of Jackals was published in 1954 to general acclaim. Hardy drew on his experiences as a liaison officer in Indochina during World War II in the writing of this novel...

    , (born 1919), novelist
  • Thomas Hardy
    Thomas Hardy
    Thomas Hardy, OM was an English novelist and poet. While his works typically belong to the Naturalism movement, several poems display elements of the previous Romantic and Enlightenment periods of literature, such as his fascination with the supernatural.While he regarded himself primarily as a...

    , (1840–1928), novelist and poet, The Mayor of Casterbridge
    The Mayor of Casterbridge
    The Mayor of Casterbridge , subtitled "The Life and Death of a Man of Character", is a tragic novel by British author Thomas Hardy. It is set in the fictional town of Casterbridge . The book is one of Hardy's Wessex novels, all set in a fictional rustic England...

  • Augustus Hare
    Augustus Hare
    Augustus John Cuthbert Hare was an English writer and raconteur.He was the youngest son of Francis George Hare of Herstmonceux, East Sussex, and Gresford, Flintshire, Wales, and nephew of Augustus William Hare and Julius Hare...

    , (1834–1903), travel writer and raconteur
  • Augustus William Hare
    Augustus William Hare
    Augustus William Hare was the son of Francis Hare-Naylor. He was the author of a history of Germany....

    , (1792–1834), essayist and cleric
  • Cyril Hare
    Cyril Hare
    Cyril Hare, the pseudonym of Alfred Alexander Gordon Clark was an English judge and crime writer.- Life and work :...

    , (real name A. A. G. Clark, 1900–1958), novelist
  • David Hare
    David Hare (playwright)
    Sir David Hare is an English playwright and theatre and film director.-Early life:Hare was born in St Leonards-on-Sea, Hastings, East Sussex, the son of Agnes and Clifford Hare, a sailor. He was educated at Lancing, an independent school in West Sussex, and at Jesus College, Cambridge...

    , (born 1947), playwright,
    Racing Demon
    Racing Demon (play)
    Racing Demon is a 1990 play by English playwright David Hare. Part of a trio of plays about British institutions, it focuses on the Church of England, and tackles issues such as gay ordination, and the role of evangelism in inner-city communities...

  • Julius Charles Hare
    Julius Charles Hare
    Julius Charles Hare was an English theological writer.He was born at Valdagno, near Vicenza, in Italy. He came to England with his parents in 1799, but in 1804-1805 spent a winter with them at Weimar, Germany, where he met Goethe and Schiller, and took an interest in German literature which...

    , (1795–1855), religious writer
  • Roger Hargreaves
    Roger Hargreaves
    Charles Roger Hargreaves was an English author and illustrator of children's books, notably the Mr. Men and Little Miss series, intended for very young readers...

    , (1935–1988), children's writer and illustrator, Mr. Men
    Mr. Men
    Mr. Men is a series of 49 children's books by Roger Hargreaves commencing in 1971. Two of these books were not published in English. The series features characters with names such as Mr. Tickle and Mr. Happy who have personalities based on their names...

  • John Harington, (1561–1612), poet, translator and courtier
  • John Harmar
    John Harmar
    John Harmar was an English classical scholar and headmaster of Winchester College.-Life:Harmar was educated at Winchester College and New College, Oxford, under the patronage of Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester...

    , (c. 1555-1613), scholar, AV translator and cleric
  • Cynthia Harnett
    Cynthia Harnett
    Cynthia Harnett was a highly acclaimed English writer of children's historical fiction.Known for her exceptional attention to detail and meticulous background research, combined with ingenious and engrossing plots, Harnett wrote only seven novels. The Wool-Pack won the Carnegie Medal in 1951...

    , (1893–1981), children's writer
  • Charles George Harper
    Charles George Harper
    Charles George Harper was an English author and illustrator. Born in London, England, Harper wrote many self-illustrated travel books, exploring the regions, roads, coastlines, literary connections, old inns etc. of Britain....

    , (1863–1943), travel writer and illustrator
  • Beatrice Harraden
    Beatrice Harraden
    Beatrice Harraden was a British writer and suffragette.Born in London on 24 January 1864, Harraden studied in Dresden, at Cheltenham Ladies’ College in Gloucestershire and at Queen’s College and Bedford College in London, and received a bachelor’s degree...

    , (1864–1936), novelist, lexicographer and suffragist
  • James Harington, (1611–1677), political writer
  • Frank Harris
    Frank Harris
    Frank Harris was a Irish-born, naturalized-American author, editor, journalist and publisher, who was friendly with many well-known figures of his day...

    , (1856–1931), writer, editor and autobiographer
  • James Harris
    James Harris (grammarian)
    James Harris, FRS was an English politician and grammarian.-Life and works:He was born at Salisbury and educated at the grammar school in the Close at Salisbury, and at Wadham College, Oxford. On leaving the university he was entered at Lincoln's Inn as a student of law, though not intended for...

    , (1709–1780), philosopher and grammarian
  • Joanne Harris
    Joanne Harris
    Joanne Michèle Sylvie Harris is a British author.Biography=Born to a French mother and an English father in her grandparents' sweet shop, her family life was filled with food and folklore. Her great-grandmother had an odd reputation and enjoyed letting the gullible think she was a witch and healer...

    , (born 1964), novelist, Chocolat
    Chocolat is a 1999 novel by Joanne Harris. It tells the story of Vianne Rocher, a young mother, who arrives at a fictional insular French village of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes with her six-year-old daughter, Anouk...

  • Robert Harris
    Robert Harris (novelist)
    Robert Dennis Harris is an English novelist. He is a former journalist and BBC television reporter.-Early life:Born in Nottingham, Harris spent his childhood in a small rented house on a Nottingham council estate. His ambition to become a writer arose at an early age, from visits to the local...

    , (born 1957), novelist, writer and screenplay writer
  • Rosemary Harris
    Rosemary Harris
    Rosemary Ann Harris is an English actress and a member of the American Theatre Hall of Fame. Throughout her career she has been nominated for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and has won a Golden Globe, an Emmy, a Tony Award, an Obie, and five Drama Desk Awards.-Early life:Harris was born in...

    , (born 1923), children's writer,
    The Moon in the Cloud
    The Moon in the Cloud
    The Moon in the Cloud is a light-hearted children's historical fantasy by Rosemary Harris, first published in 1968. The novel is set in ancient Canaan and Egypt at the time of the Biblical Flood. It was awarded the Carnegie Medal for 1968, and was adapted for television in 1978...

  • Austin Harrison
    Austin Harrison
    Austin Frederic Harrison was a British journalist and editor, best known for his editorship of The English Review from 1909 until 1923.-Early life and career:...

    , (1873–1928), editor and writer
  • Jane Ellen Harrison
    Jane Ellen Harrison
    Jane Ellen Harrison was a British classical scholar, linguist and feminist. Harrison is one of the founders, with Karl Kerenyi and Walter Burkert, of modern studies in Greek mythology. She applied 19th century archaeological discoveries to the interpretation of Greek religion in ways that have...

    , (1850-1928), classical scholar
  • Sarah Harrison
    Sarah Harrison (novelist)
    Sarah Harrison is an English novelist.Born in Exeter, she is the second of three children of an army officer and a former actress, and a cousin of the novelist Celia Dale. She was educated at boarding school and took an English degree at the University of London. She then worked for four years on...

    , (born 1946), novelist and children's writer
  • Thomas Harrison
    Thomas Harrison (translator)
    Thomas Harrison was an English Puritan scholar, a Vice-Master of Trinity College, Cambridge and one of the translators for the King James Version of the Bible.-Life:...

    , (1555–1631), scholar, AV translator and cleric
  • Tony Harrison
    Tony Harrison
    Tony Harrison is an English poet and playwright. He is noted for controversial works such as the poem V and Fram, as well as his versions of ancient Greek tragedies, including the Oresteia and Hecuba...

    , (born 1938), poet and playwright
  • William Harrison
    William Harrison (clergyman)
    William Harrison was an English clergyman, whose Description of England was produced as part of the publishing venture of a group of London stationers who produced Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles...

    , (1534–1593), writer and cleric
  • Tom Harrisson
    Tom Harrisson
    Major Tom Harnett Harrisson DSO OBE was a British polymath. In the course of his life he was an ornithologist, explorer, journalist, broadcaster, soldier, guerrilla, ethnologist, museum curator, archaeologist, documentarian, film-maker, conservationist, and writer...

    , (also wrote as T. H. Harrisson, 1911–1976), conservationist and polymath, Mass-Observation
    Mass Observation was a United Kingdom social research organisation founded in 1937. Their work ended in the mid 1960s but was revived in 1981. The Archive is housed at the University of Sussex....

     with Humphrey Jennings
    Humphrey Jennings
    Frank Humphrey Sinkler Jennings was an English documentary filmmaker and one of the founders of the Mass Observation organization...

     and Charles Madge
    Charles Madge
    Charles Madge , was an English poet, journalist and sociologist, now most remembered as a founder of Mass-Observation.As a sociologist, he co-founded Mass-Observation with Tom Harrisson in 1937, an endeavour which would occupy more of his time than literature...

  • David Harsent
    David Harsent
    David Harsent is an English poet & TV scriptwriter. As Jack Curtis and David Lawrence he has published a number of crime fiction novels....

    , (pen names Jack Curtis and David Lawrence, born 1942), novelist, poet and scriptwriter
  • B. H. Liddell Hart, (1895–1970), military historian and army officer
  • Adam Hart-Davis
    Adam Hart-Davis
    Adam John Hart-Davis is an English scientist, author, photographer, historian and broadcaster, well-known in the UK for presenting the BBC television series Local Heroes and What the Romans Did for Us, the latter spawning several spin-off series involving the Victorians, the Tudors, the Stuarts,...

    , (born 1943), writer, scientist and broadcaster
  • Duff Hart-Davis
    Duff Hart-Davis
    Peter Duff Hart-Davis , generally known as Duff Hart-Davis, is a British biographer, naturalist and journalist, who writes for The Independent newspaper. He is married to Phyllida Barstow and has one son and one daughter, the journalist Alice Hart-Davis...

    , (born 1936), biographer and naturalist
  • Walter Harte
    Walter Harte
    Walter Harte was a British poet and historian. He was a friend of Alexander Pope, Oxford don, canon of Windsor, and vice-principal of St. Mary's Hall, Oxford....

    , (1709–1774), poet and historian
  • David Hartley
    David Hartley (philosopher)
    David Hartley was an English philosopher and founder of the Associationist school of psychology. -Early life and education:...

    , (1705–1757), philosopher and psychologist
  • John Hartley
    John Hartley (poet)
    John Hartley was an English poet who worked in the Yorkshire dialect. He wrote a great deal of prose and poetry – often of a sentimental nature – dealing with the poverty of the district...

    , (1839–1915), poet and writer in Yorkshire dialect
  • L. P. Hartley
    L. P. Hartley
    Leslie Poles Hartley was a British writer, known for novels and short stories. His best-known work is The Go-Between , which was made into a 1970 film, directed by Joseph Losey with a star cast, in an adaptation by Harold Pinter...

    , (1895–1972), novelist, The Go-Between
    The Go-Between
    The Go-Between is a romantic novel by L. P. Hartley , published in London in 1953. The novel begins with the famous line "The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there."-Plot summary:...

  • Frederick William Harvey, (1888–1957), poet
  • Gabriel Harvey
    Gabriel Harvey
    Gabriel Harvey was an English writer. Harvey was a notable scholar, though his reputation suffered from his quarrel with Thomas Nashe...

    , (c. 1545–1630), poet and writer
  • John Harvey
    John Harvey (author)
    John Harvey is a British author of crime fiction most famous for his series of jazz-influenced Charlie Resnick novels, based in the City of Nottingham.-Writing Career:...

    , (born 1938), novelist
  • William Harvey
    William Harvey
    William Harvey was an English physician who was the first person to describe completely and in detail the systemic circulation and properties of blood being pumped to the body by the heart...

    , (1578–1657), physician
  • W. F. Harvey
    W. F. Harvey
    William Fryer Harvey was an English writer of short stories, most notably in the mystery and horror genres. Among his better-known stories are "August Heat" and "The Beast with Five Fingers"....

    , ((1885–1937), short-story writer
  • Lee Harwood
    Lee Harwood
    Lee Harwood is a poet associated with the British Poetry Revival.-Life:Travers Rafe Lee Harwood was born in Leicester to maths teacher Wilfred Travers Lee-Harwood and Grace Ladkin Harwood, who were then living in Chertsey, Surrey...

    , (born 1939), poet
  • Christopher Hassall
    Christopher Hassall
    Christopher Vernon Hassall was an English actor, dramatist, librettist, lyricist and poet, who found his greatest fame in a memorable musical partnership with the actor and composer Ivor Novello after working together in the same touring company...

    , (1912–1963), playwright, actor and poet
  • Edward Hasted
    Edward Hasted
    Edward Hasted was the author of a major county history, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent .-Life:...

    , (1732–1812), historian of Kent
    Kent is a county in southeast England, and is one of the home counties. It borders East Sussex, Surrey and Greater London and has a defined boundary with Essex in the middle of the Thames Estuary. The ceremonial county boundaries of Kent include the shire county of Kent and the unitary borough of...

  • Michael Hastings
    Michael Hastings (playwright)
    Michael Gerald Hastings was a British playwright, screen-writer, and occasional novelist and poet.He is probably best known for his 1984 play about the poet T.S. Eliot and his wife Vivienne Haigh-Wood, Tom & Viv, which became a motion picture released in 1994.Hastings was born in London...

    , (born 1938), playwright, novelist and screenwriter
  • Richard Hathwaye
    Richard Hathwaye
    Richard Hathwaye , was an English dramatist. Little is known about Hathwaye's life. There is no evidence that he was related to his namesake Richard Hathaway, the father of Shakespeare's wife, Anne Hathaway. Hathwaye is not heard of after 1603....

    , (fl. 1597–1603), playwright
  • Joseph Hatton
    Joseph Hatton
    Joseph Paul Christopher Hatton was a novelist and journalist. He was the editor of The Sunday Times from1874 to 1881.- Life :...

    , (1841–1907), novelist and editor
  • William Haughton
    William Haughton
    William Haughton was an English playwright in the age of English Renaissance theatre. During the years 1597 to 1602 he collaborated in many plays with Henry Chettle, Thomas Dekker, John Day, Richard Hathwaye and Wentworth Smith....

    , (died 1605), playwright
  • Frances Ridley Havergal
    Frances Ridley Havergal
    Frances Ridley Havergal was an English religious poet and hymn writer. Take My Life and Let it Be and Thy Life for Me are two of her best known hymns. She also wrote hymn melodies, religious tracts, and works for children.-Life:She was born into an Anglican family, at Astley in Worcestershire...

    , (1836–1879), poet and hymn writer
  • Stephen Hawes
    Stephen Hawes
    Stephen Hawes was a popular English poet during the Tudor period who is now little known. He was probably born in Suffolk owing to the commonness of the name in that area and, if his own statement of his age may be trusted, was born about 1474. It has been suggested that he was an illegitimate...

    , (c. 1474–1523), poet
  • Robert Stephen Hawker
    Robert Stephen Hawker
    Robert Stephen Hawker was an Anglican priest, poet, antiquarian of Cornwall and reputed eccentric. He is best known as the writer of The Song of the Western Men with its chorus line of And shall Trelawny die? / Here's twenty thousand Cornish men / will know the reason why!, which he published...

    , (1803–1875), poet and cleric, "The Song of the Western Men
    The Song of the Western Men
    "The Song of the Western Men" was written by Robert Stephen Hawker. It is also known by the title of "Trelawny".Hawker wrote the song in 1824, telling of events that took place in 1688. When the song first appeared many thought it to be a contemporary record of events, although in fact the song...

  • John Hawkesworth, (1715–1773), writer, editor and dramatist
  • John Hawkins
    John Hawkins (author)
    Sir John Hawkins was an English author and friend of Dr Samuel Johnson and Horace Walpole. He was part of Johnson's various clubs but later left The Literary Club after a disagreement with some of Johnson's other friends. His friendship with Johnson continued and he was made one of the executors...

    , (1719–1789), writer and biographer
  • Laetitia Matilda Hawkins
    Laetitia Matilda Hawkins
    Laetitia Matilda Hawkins was an English novelist, associated with Twickenham. She is also a character in Beryl Bainbridge's novel According to Queeney....

    , (1759–1835), novelist
  • Spike Hawkins
    Spike Hawkins
    Spike Hawkins is a British poet, best known for his 'Three Pig Poems', included in his one book, the Fulcrum Press collection The Lost Fire-Brigade . He was part of the poetry scene in Liverpool during the 1960s and much of his output upholds the values of that group; short, modernistic, humorous...

    , (born 1943), poet and performer
  • Thomas Hawkins, (1575-c. 1640), poet and translator
  • Roy Hay
    Roy Hay (horticulturist)
    Roy Hay MBE was a British horticultural journalist and broadcaster. He was the author of many publications and the instigator of many organisations and events, including the annual Britain in Bloom competition....

    , (1910–1989), gardening writer, journalist and broadcaster
  • Anna Haycraft
    Anna Haycraft
    Anna Haycraft was a British writer and essayist who wrote under the nom de plume Alice Thomas Ellis...

    , (pen name Alice Thomas Ellis, 1932–2005), novelist
  • William Hayley
    William Hayley
    William Hayley was an English writer, best known as the friend and biographer of William Cowper.-Biography:...

    , (1745–1820), poet, playwright and biographer
  • Carole Hayman
    Carole Hayman
    Carole Hayman is an English writer, broadcaster and journalist was born in Kent, and attended Leeds University and the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School...

    , (born 1950s?), novelist, screenwriter and actor
  • Robert Hayman
    Robert Hayman
    Robert Hayman was a poet, colonist and Proprietary Governor of Bristol's Hope colony in Newfoundland.-Early life and education:...

    , (1575–1629), poet and colonist
  • Mary Hays
    Mary Hays
    Mary Hays was an English novelist and feminist.- Early years :Mary Hays was born in Southwark, London on Oct. 13, 1759. Almost nothing is known of her first 17 years. In 1779 she fell in love with John Eccles who lived on Gainsford Street, where she also lived. Their parents opposed the match but...

    , (1759–1843), novelist
  • Alethea Hayter, (1911–2006), biographer and historical writer
  • William Hayter (diplomat), (1906–1995), political writer and diplomat
  • Abraham Hayward
    Abraham Hayward
    Abraham Hayward was an English man of letters.-Life:He was son of Joseph Hayward, and was born in Wilton, near Salisbury, Wiltshire....

    , (1801–1884), essayist
  • John Hayward
    John Hayward
    Sir John Hayward , English historian, was born at or near Felixstowe, Suffolk, where he was educated, and afterwards proceeded to Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he took the degrees of B.A., M.A. and LL.D....

    , (c. 1560-1627), historian
  • Eliza Haywood
    Eliza Haywood
    Eliza Haywood , born Elizabeth Fowler, was an English writer, actress and publisher. Since the 1980s, Eliza Haywood’s literary works have been gaining in recognition and interest...

    , (1793–1756), novelist, playwright and poet
  • C. H. Hazlewood
    Colin Henry Hazlewood
    Colin Henry Hazlewood was an English playwright.Hazlewood was born in 1823, and became a low comedian on the Lincoln, York, and western circuits. In 1850 he wrote and produced at the City of London Theatre a farce entitled ‘Who's the Victim?’ which was received with favour, and he commenced...

    , (1823–1875),
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt was an English writer, remembered for his humanistic essays and literary criticism, and as a grammarian and philosopher. He is now considered one of the great critics and essayists of the English language, placed in the company of Samuel Johnson and George Orwell. Yet his work is...

    , (1778–1830), essayist and literary critic
  • Mary Hearne
    Mary Hearne
    Mary Hearne is the name of a novelist published by Edmund Curll. It is possible, even likely, that the name does not accurately represent the author, as Curll frequently required hack writers to submit works and gave them assumed names...

     (fl. 1718), novelist
  • Thomas Hearne
    Thomas Hearne
    Thomas Hearne or Hearn , English antiquary, was born at Littlefield Green in the parish of White Waltham, Berkshire.-Life:...

     or Hearn (1678–1735), antiquary and scholar
  • Ambrose Heath
    Ambrose Heath
    Ambrose Heath was a journalist and food writer who wrote for newspapers including The Times and The Manchester Guardian, before becoming the food writer for The Morning Post...

    , (born Francis Geoffrey Miller, 1891–1969), cookery writer and translator
  • John Heath-Stubbs
    John Heath-Stubbs
    John Francis Alexander Heath-Stubbs OBE was an English poet and translator, known for his verse influenced by classical myths, and the long Arthurian poem Artorius .- Biography :...

    , (1918–2006), poet, translator and anthologist
  • Reginald Heber
    Reginald Heber
    Reginald Heber was the Church of England's Bishop of Calcutta who is now remembered chiefly as a hymn-writer.-Life:Heber was born at Malpas in Cheshire...

    , (1783–1826), hymn writer and bishop, The Son of God Goes Forth to War
    The Son of God Goes Forth to War
    The Son of God Goes Forth to War is a hymn written in 1812 by Reginald Heber. It was used in the film version of The Man Who Would Be King, starring Sean Connery and Michael Caine, but was set to the tune of The Moreen/The Minstrel Boy and had reworked lyrics .The Son of God goes forth to war,a...

  • Richard Heber
    Richard Heber
    Richard Heber , English book-collector, the half-brother of Reginald Heber, was born in London.As an undergraduate at Brasenose College, Oxford, he began to collect a purely classical library, but his taste broadening, he became interested in early English drama and literature, and began his...

    , (1773–1833), classical scholar and editor
  • Zoë Heller
    Zoë Heller
    Zoë Kate Hinde Heller is an English journalist and novelist.-Early life:Heller was born in North London as the youngest of four children of German-Jewish immigrant Lukas Heller, who was a successful screenwriter. Her mother was instrumental in keeping up the Labour Party's "Save London Transport...

    , (born 1965), novelist and journalist
  • Elizabeth Helme
    Elizabeth Helme
    Elizabeth Helme was an English novelist and translator of the 18th century.She was born in County Durham, but her maiden name is not known. The family moved to London, where she met William Helme, who became her husband. They had five children. One of their daughters, Elizabeth Somerville, was...

    , (c. 1753-c. 1812), novelist and translator
  • Arthur Helps
    Arthur Helps
    Sir Arthur Helps, KCB, DCL , English writer and dean of the Privy Council, youngest son of Thomas Helps, a London merchant, was born in Streatham in South London....

    , (1813–1875), writer and biographer
  • Racey Helps
    Racey Helps
    Angus Clifford Racey Helps was an English children's author and illustrator. His books were written in a simple style and featured woodland creatures and birds, with illustrations by the author...

    , (1913–1970), children's writer
  • Felicia Hemans
    Felicia Hemans
    -Ancestry:Felicia Heman's paternal grandfather was George Browne of Passage, co. Cork, Ireland; her maternal grandparents were Elizabeth Haydock Wagner of Lancashire and Benedict Paul Wagner , wine importer at 9 Wolstenholme Square, Liverpool. Family legend gave the Wagners a Venetian origin;...

    , (1793–1835), poet
  • John Henley
    John Henley
    John Henley , English clergyman, commonly known as 'Orator Henley', and one of the first entertainers and a precursor to the talk show hosts of today.The son of a vicar, John Henley was born in Melton Mowbray...

    , (1692-1756), poet, writer and cleric
  • Samuel Henley
    Samuel Henley
    Samuel Henley D.D. was an English clergyman, school teacher and college principal, antiquarian, and man of letters.-Life:Born in England, he began his career when he was recruited as a professor of moral philosophy for William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Virginia. He arrived in 1770...

    , (1740–1815), poet and writer
  • William Ernest Henley
    William Ernest Henley
    William Ernest Henley was an English poet, critic and editor, best remembered for his 1875 poem "Invictus".-Life and career:...

    , (1849–1903), poet
  • Robert Henriques
    Robert Henriques
    Robert David Quixano Henriques was a British writer, broadcaster and farmer. He gained modest renown for two award-winning novels and two biographies of Jewish business tycoons, published during the middle part of the 20th century.-Life and career:Robert Henriques was born in 1905 to one of the...

    , (1905–1967), novelist and biographer
  • Matthew Henry
    Matthew Henry
    Matthew Henry was an English commentator on the Bible and Presbyterian minister.-Life:He was born at Broad Oak, a farmhouse on the borders of Flintshire and Shropshire. His father, Philip Henry, had just been ejected under the Act of Uniformity 1662...

    , (1662-1714), biblical
    The Bible refers to any one of the collections of the primary religious texts of Judaism and Christianity. There is no common version of the Bible, as the individual books , their contents and their order vary among denominations...

     commentator and cleric
  • Philip Henry
    Philip Henry (clergyman)
    Philip Henry was an English Nonconformist clergyman and diarist.-Early life:Henry graduated from Oxford in 1652 and was ordained in 1657. He was the eldest son of John Henry, keeper of the orchard at Whitehall, and was born at Whitehall on 24 August 1631...

    , (1631-1696), diarist and cleric
  • John Stevens Henslow
    John Stevens Henslow
    John Stevens Henslow was an English clergyman, botanist and geologist. He is best remembered as friend and mentor to his pupil Charles Darwin.- Early life :...

    , (17961861), botanist, geologist and cleric
  • Philip Henslowe
    Philip Henslowe
    Philip Henslowe was an Elizabethan theatrical entrepreneur and impresario. Henslowe's modern reputation rests on the survival of his diary, a primary source for information about the theatrical world of Renaissance London...

    , (c. 1550–1616), diarist and theatre manager
  • G. A. Henty
    G. A. Henty
    George Alfred Henty , was a prolific English novelist and a special correspondent. He is best known for his historical adventure stories that were popular in the late 19th century. His works include Out on the Pampas , The Young Buglers , With Clive in India and Wulf the Saxon .-Biography:G.A...

    , (1832–1902), novelist
  • Philip Hensher
    Philip Hensher
    Philip Michael Hensher FRSL is an English novelist, critic and journalist.Hensher was born in South London, although he spent the majority of his childhood and adolescence in Sheffield, attending Tapton School. He did his undergraduate degree at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford before attending...

    , (born 1965), novelist and critic
  • Rayner Heppenstall
    Rayner Heppenstall
    John Rayner Heppenstall was a British novelist, poet, diarist, and a BBC radio producer.-Early life:...

    , (1911–1981), novelist and poet
  • A. P. Herbert
    A. P. Herbert
    Sir Alan Patrick Herbert, CH was an English humorist, novelist, playwright and law reform activist...

    , (1890–1971), humorist, novelist and playwright, Holy Deadlock
    Holy Deadlock
    Holy Deadlock is a 1934 satirical novel by the English author A. P. Herbert, which aimed to highlight the perceived inadequacies and absurdities of contemporary divorce law...

  • Edward Herbert
    Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury
    Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Chirbury was an Anglo-Welsh soldier, diplomat, historian, poet and religious philosopher of the Kingdom of England.-Early life:...

    , Lord Herbert of Cherbury (1583–1648), poet and soldier
  • George Herbert
    George Herbert
    George Herbert was a Welsh born English poet, orator and Anglican priest.Being born into an artistic and wealthy family, he received a good education that led to his holding prominent positions at Cambridge University and Parliament. As a student at Trinity College, Cambridge, Herbert excelled in...

    , (1593–1633), poet
  • James Herbert
    James Herbert
    James Herbert, OBE is a best-selling English horror writer who originally worked as the art director of an advertising agency. He is a full-time writer who also designs his own book covers and publicity.-Family:...

    , (born 1943), novelist,
    The Rats
    The Rats
    The Rats were an American garage punk band from Portland, Oregon, formed by Fred Cole from the garage rock band The Lollipop Shoppe. Cole played guitar and sang, his wife Toody played bass and sang, and initially Rod Rat played drums. Their sound was a raw mix of punk rock and garage rock with...

  • Mary Herbert
    Mary Sidney
    Mary Herbert , Countess of Pembroke , was one of the first English women to achieve a major reputation for her literary works, poetry, poetic translations and literary patronage.-Family:...

    , countess of Pembroke, (1561–1621), poet and translator,
    The Countesse of Pembroke's Arcadia
    Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia
    The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia, also known simply as the Arcadia or the Old Arcadia, is a long prose work by Sir Philip Sidney written towards the end of the sixteenth century, and later published in several versions. It is Sidney's most ambitious literary work, by far, and as significant in...

  • Edward Heron-Allen
    Edward Heron-Allen
    Edward Heron-Allen was an English polymath, writer, scientist and Persian scholar who translated the works of Omar Khayyam.-Life:...

    , (1861–1943), novelist, historian and translator
  • Robert Herrick
    Robert Herrick (poet)
    Robert Herrick was a 17th-century English poet.-Early life:Born in Cheapside, London, he was the seventh child and fourth son of Julia Stone and Nicholas Herrick, a prosperous goldsmith....

    , (1591–1674), poet
  • James Herriot
    James Herriot
    James Herriot was the pen name of James Alfred Wight, OBE, FRCVS also known as Alf Wight , an English veterinary surgeon and writer, who used his many years of experiences as a veterinarian to write a series of books of stories about animals and their owners...

    , (pen name of James Alfred Wight), (1916–1995), writer
  • Elizabeth Hervey
    Elizabeth Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire
    Elizabeth Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire , , is best known as an early woman novelist, and as the close friend of Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire...

    , (1759–1824), novelist
  • John Hervey, (1696–1743), political writer, memoirist and courtier
  • D. G. Hessayon
    D. G. Hessayon
    David Gerald Hessayon is a British author and botanist of Cypriot descent who is known for a best-selling series of gardening manuals known as the "Expert Guides" under his title Dr. D. G. Hessayon. The series started in 1958 with Be Your Own Gardening Expert and in 2008 the celebrated their 50th...

    , (born 1928), gardening writer
  • Maurice Hewlett
    Maurice Hewlett
    Maurice Henry Hewlett , was an English historical novelist, poet and essayist. He was born at Weybridge, the eldest son of Henry Gay Hewlett, of Shaw Hall, Addington, Kent. He was educated at the London International College, Spring Grove, Isleworth, and was called to the bar in 1891. He gave up...

    , (1861–1923), historical novelist and poet
  • Christopher Heydon
    Christopher Heydon
    Sir Christopher Heydon was an English soldier, Member of Parliament, and writer on astrology.-Background:Born in Surrey, Heydon was the eldest son of Sir William Heydon of Baconsthorpe, Norfolk, and his wife Anne, daughter of Sir William Woodhouse of Hickling, Norfolk...

    , (1561–1623), writer on astrology
  • John Heydon
    John Heydon
    John Heydon was an English Neoplatonist occult philosopher, Rosicrucian, astrologer and attorney.-Life:Rosicrucian sources, including Heydon's own English Physician's Guide and Frederick Talbot's The Wise Man's Crown, give a florid biography for Heydon, in which he is descended from a King of...

    , (1629–c. 1667), astrologer and occult philosopher
  • Georgette Heyer
    Georgette Heyer
    Georgette Heyer was a British historical romance and detective fiction novelist. Her writing career began in 1921, when she turned a story for her younger brother into the novel The Black Moth. In 1925 Heyer married George Ronald Rougier, a mining engineer...

    , (1902–1974), novelist a
  • Peter Heylin
    Peter Heylin
    Peter Heylin or Heylyn was an English ecclesiastic and author of many polemical, historical, political and theological tracts. He incorporated his political concepts into his geographical books Microcosmus in 1621 and Cosmographie .-Life:He was born in Burford, Oxfordshire, the son of Henry Heylyn...

     or Heylyn, (1600–1662), controversialist and cleric
  • Jasper Heywood
    Jasper Heywood
    Jasper Heywood, SJ , son of John Heywood, translated into English three plays of Seneca, the Troas , the Thyestes and Hercules Furens ....

    , (1535–1598), poet and translator
  • John Heywood
    John Heywood
    John Heywood was an English writer known for his plays, poems, and collection of proverbs. Although he is best known as a playwright, he was also active as a musician and composer, though no works survive.-Life:...

    , (c. 1497-c. 1580), playwright and poet
  • Thomas Heywood
    Thomas Heywood
    Thomas Heywood was a prominent English playwright, actor, and author whose peak period of activity falls between late Elizabethan and early Jacobean theatre.-Early years:...

    , (early 1570s–1641), playwright, A Woman Killed with Kindness
    A Woman Killed with Kindness
    A Woman Killed with Kindness is an early seventeenth-century stage play, a tragedy written by Thomas Heywood. Acted in 1603 and first published in 1607, the play has generally been considered Heywood's masterpiece, and has received the most critical attention among Heywood's works...

  • Eleanor Hibbert
    Eleanor Hibbert
    Eleanor Hibbert was a British author who wrote under various pen names. Her best-known pseudonyms were Jean Plaidy, Victoria Holt, and Philippa Carr; she also wrote under the names Eleanor Burford, Elbur Ford, Kathleen Kellow, Anne Percival, and Ellalice Tate...

    , (born Eleanor Alice Burford, pen names Jean Plaidy, Victoria Holt, Philippa Carr, etc., 1906–1993), novelist
  • Robert Smythe Hichens
    Robert Smythe Hichens
    Robert Smythe Hichens was an English journalist, novelist, music lyricist, short story writer, music critic and collaborated on successful plays. He is best remembered as a satirist of the "Naughty Nineties".-Biography:...

    , (1864-1950), novelist and journalist,
    The Green Carnation
    The Green Carnation
    The Green Carnation, first published anonymously in 1894, was a scandalous novel by Robert Hichens whose lead characters are closely based on Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas - also known as 'Bosie', whom the author personally knew...

  • William Hickey
    William Hickey (memoirist)
    William Hickey was an English lawyer, but is best known for his vast Memoirs, composed in 1808–10 and published between 1913 and 1925, which in their manuscript form cover seven hundred and forty closely written pages...

    , (1749–1830), memoirist
  • Jack Higgins
    Jack Higgins
    Jack Higgins is the principal pseudonym of UK novelist Harry Patterson. Patterson is the author of more than 60 novels. As Higgins, most have been thrillers of various types and, since his breakthrough novel The Eagle Has Landed in 1975, nearly all have been bestsellers...

    , (pen name of Harry Patterson, born 1929), novelist
  • Susanna Highmore
    Susanna Highmore
    Susanna Highmore was a British poet with a relatively small literary output. She was wife to Joseph Highmore, whom she married on 28 May 1716. Joseph Highmore was a portrait painter in high demand, and the couple lived in London and associated with Isaac Watts, William Duncombe, and Samuel...

    , (1690–1750), poet
  • Aaron Hill, (1685–1750), playwright and writer
  • Christopher Hill
    Christopher Hill (historian)
    John Edward Christopher Hill , usually known simply as Christopher Hill, was an English Marxist historian and author of textbooks....

    , (1912–2003), historian
  • Geoffrey Hill
    Geoffrey Hill
    Geoffrey Hill is an English poet, professor emeritus of English literature and religion, and former co-director of the Editorial Institute, at Boston University. Hill has been considered to be among the most distinguished poets of his generation...

    , (born 1932), poet and academic
  • John Hill
    John Hill (author)
    John Hill , called because of his Swedish honours, "Sir" John Hill, was an English author and botanist. He contributed to contemporary periodicals and was awarded the title of Sir in recognition of his illustrated botanical compendium The Vegetable System.He was the son of the Rev. Theophilus Hill...

    , (c. 1716–1775), novelist, journalist and botanist
  • Justin Hill
    Justin Hill
    Justin Hill is an English novelist whose novels have been nominated for the Man Booker Prize three times. Born in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island in 1971, he grew up in Yorkshire. He was educated at the historic St Peter's School, York....

    , (born 1971), novelist, biographer and translator
  • Lorna Hill
    Lorna Hill
    Lorna Hill , was a British author of over 40 books for children.-Life and works:...

    , (1902-1991), children's writer and novelist
  • Reginald Hill
    Reginald Hill
    Reginald Charles Hill is an English crime writer, and the winner in 1995 of the Crime Writers' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement.- Biography :...

    , (born 1936), novelist, the Dalziel and Pascoe
    Dalziel and Pascoe
    Dalziel and Pascoe consist of Detective Superintendent Andrew Dalziel and Detective Sergeant Peter Pascoe....

  • Selima Hill
    Selima Hill
    -Life:She read at Cambridge University. She was a Fellow at University of Exeter.She lives in Lyme Regis.-Awards:* 1986 Cholmondeley Award* Arvon Poetry Prize* Whitbread Poetry Award* University of East Anglia Writing Fellowship...

    , (born 1945), poet
  • Susan Hill
    Susan Hill
    Susan Hill is an English author of fiction and non-fiction works. Her novels include The Woman in Black, The Mist in the Mirror and I'm the King of the Castle for which she received the Somerset Maugham Award in 1971....

    , (born 1942), novelist and author, The Woman in Black
    The Woman in Black
    The Woman in Black is a 1983 thriller fiction novel by Susan Hill about a menacing spectre that haunts a small English town.It was adapted into a stage play by Stephen Mallatratt...

  • Tobias Hill
    Tobias Hill
    Tobias Hill is an award-winning British poet, essayist, writer of short stories and novelist.-Life:Tobias Hill was born in Kentish Town, in North London, to parents of German Jewish and English extraction: his maternal grandfather was the brother of Gottfried Bermann, confidant of Thomas Mann and,...

    , (born 1970), novelist and poet
  • Mischa Hiller
    Mischa Hiller
    Mischa Hiller is a British novelist. His novel, Sabra Zoo, won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, best first book shortlist.He grew up in Durham, London, Brighton, Beirut, and Dar es Salaam.He lives in Cambridge.-Works:...

    , (born 1962), novelist
  • James Hilton
    James Hilton
    James Hilton was an English novelist who wrote several best-sellers, including Lost Horizon and Goodbye, Mr. Chips.-Biography:...

    , (1900–1954), novelist,
    Lost Horizon
  • Walter Hilton
    Walter Hilton
    Walter Hilton was an English Augustinian mystic.-Biography:Hilton was born ca. 1340-45; he was first recorded in January 1371 as a bachelor of law attached to the diocesan court of Ely, and again in 1375...

    , (1340–1396), mystic
  • Barry Hines
    Barry Hines
    Melvin Barry Hines, FRSL is a British author who has written several popular novels and television scripts.-Early life:Born in the mining village of Hoyland Common near Barnsley, England, he attended Ecclesfield Grammar School and played football for the England Grammar Schools team...

    , (born 1939), novelist
  • Nigel Hinton
    Nigel Hinton
    Nigel Hinton is an English novelist.-Personal life and family:Nigel Hinton was born in London in 1941, and attended Dulwich College. He enjoys swimming, walking and films, and loves listening to music, especially blues, rock and roll from the 1950s, and the work of Bob Dylan...

    , (born 1941), novelist and children's and young adults' writer
  • Henry Hitchings
    Henry Hitchings
    Henry Hitchings is an author, reviewer and critic, specializing in narrative non-fiction, with a particular emphasis on language and cultural history...

    , (born 1974), writer and scholar
  • Alfred Hitchcock
    Alfred Hitchcock
    Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE was a British film director and producer. He pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres. After a successful career in British cinema in both silent films and early talkies, Hitchcock moved to Hollywood...

    , (1899–1980), screen writer and director
  • Christopher Eric Hitchens
    Christopher Hitchens
    Christopher Eric Hitchens is an Anglo-American author and journalist whose books, essays, and journalistic career span more than four decades. He has been a columnist and literary critic at The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, Slate, World Affairs, The Nation, Free Inquiry, and became a media fellow at the...

    , (born 1949), author and journalist
  • Benjamin Hoadly
    Benjamin Hoadly
    Benjamin Hoadly was an English clergyman, who was successively Bishop of Bangor, Hereford, Salisbury, and Winchester. He is best known as the initiator of the Bangorian Controversy.-Life:...

    , (1676–1761), religious controversialist and absentee bishop
  • Louisa Gurney Hoare
    Louisa Gurney Hoare
    -Early life:Louisa Gurney, born on 25 September 1784, was the seventh of the eleven children of John Gurney of Earlham Hall near Norwich, a Quaker, and of Catherine Bell . Her father inherited ownership of Gurney's Bank in Norwich...

    , (1784-1836), diarist and writer on education
  • Richard Colt Hoare, (1758–1838), diarist, travel writer and antiquary
  • Thomas Hobbes
    Thomas Hobbes
    Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury , in some older texts Thomas Hobbs of Malmsbury, was an English philosopher, best known today for his work on political philosophy...

    , (1588–1679), political philosopher, Leviathan
    Leviathan , is a sea monster referred to in the Bible. In Demonology, Leviathan is one of the seven princes of Hell and its gatekeeper . The word has become synonymous with any large sea monster or creature...

  • Peter Hobbs
    Peter Hobbs
    Peter Hobbs is a British novelist.He grew up in Cornwall and North Yorkshire and was educated at New College, Oxford. He began writing during a prolonged illness that cut short a potential diplomatic career....

    , (born 1973), novelist
  • Margaret Hoby
    Lady Margaret Hoby
    Lady Margaret Hoby née Dakins was an English diarist of the Elizabethan period. Hers is the oldest known diary written by a woman in English.-Life:...

    , (1571–1633), diarist
  • Joseph Hocking
    Joseph Hocking
    Joseph Hocking was a Cornish novelist and Methodist minister. He was born at St Stephen-in-Brannel, Cornwall, to James Hocking, part owner of a tin mine, and his wife Elizabeth.In 1884, he was ordained as a minister...

    , (1860–1937), novelist and cleric
  • Silas Hocking
    Silas Hocking
    Silas Kitto Hocking was an Cornish novelist and Methodist preacher. He was born at St Stephen-in-Brannel, Cornwall, to James Hocking, part owner of a tin mine, and his wife Elizabeth. In 1870 he was ordained as a minister...

    , (1850–1935), novelist and cleric
  • Jane Aiken Hodge
    Jane Aiken Hodge
    Jane Aiken Hodge was an American-born British writer.-Life:Born near Cambridge, Massachusetts to Pulitzer prize-winning poet Conrad Aiken and his first wife, the writer Jessie McDonald...

    , (1917–2009), novelist
  • Ralph Hodgson
    Ralph Hodgson
    Ralph Hodgson , Order of the Rising Sun ,was an English poet, very popular in his lifetime on the strength of a small number of anthology pieces, such as The Bull. He was one of the more 'pastoral' of the Georgian poets...

    , (1871–1962), poet and translator
  • Shadworth Hodgson
    Shadworth Hodgson
    Shadworth Hollway Hodgson was an English philosopher.He worked independently, without academic affiliation. He was acknowledged by William James as a forerunner of Pragmatism, although he viewed his work as a completion of Kant's project...

    , (1832–1912), philosopher
  • W. N. Hodgson
    W. N. Hodgson
    William Noel Hodgson MC was an English poet of the First World War. During the war, he published stories and poems under the pen name Edward Melbourne.-Life:...

    , (pen name Edward Melbourne, 1893–1916), poet
  • Barbara Hofland
    Barbara Hofland
    Barbara Hofland was an English writer of some 66 didactic, moral stories for children, and of schoolbooks and poetry.-Life:...

    , (1770–1844), children's writer
  • Thomas Jefferson Hogg
    Thomas Jefferson Hogg
    Thomas Jefferson Hogg was a British barrister and writer best known for his friendship with the Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Hogg was raised in County Durham, but spent most of his life in London. He and Shelley became friends while studying at University College, Oxford, and remained close...

    , (1792–1862), biographer
  • Pete Hoida
    Pete Hoida
    Pete Hoida was born in Birkenhead in 1944. He ceased writing circa 1985, after which he dedicated his time wholly to painting.- Poetry :He would be better represented by these later volumes: final publication “Literary Breakfast”, “The Correct Demanded Direction”, and “Stumble”, which were only...

    , (born 1944), poet and painter
  • Thomas Holcroft
    Thomas Holcroft
    Thomas Holcroft was an English dramatist and miscellaneous writer.-Early life:He was born in Orange Court, Leicester Fields, London. His father had a shoemaker's shop, and kept riding horses for hire; but having fallen into difficulties was reduced to the status of hawking peddler...

    , (1745–1809), playwright and miscellanist
  • Molly Holden
    Molly Holden
    Molly Winifred Holden was a British poet. Her maiden name is Gilbert, granddaughter of popular children's author Henry Gilbert.-Life:She grew up in Surrey, and Wiltshire.She graduated from King's College London in 1951....

    , (1927–1981), poet
  • William Holder
    William Holder
    William Holder FRS was an English clergyman and music theorist of the 17th century. His most notable work was his widely known 1694 publication A Treatise on the Natural Grounds and Principles of Harmony.-Life:...

    , (1616–1698), music scholar and cleric
  • Robert Holdstock
    Robert Holdstock
    Robert Paul Holdstock was an English novelist and author best known for his works of Celtic, Nordic, Gothic and Pictish fantasy literature, predominantly in the fantasy subgenre of mythic fiction....

    , (1948-2009), novelist
  • Raphael Holinshed
    Raphael Holinshed
    Raphael Holinshed was an English chronicler, whose work, commonly known as Holinshed's Chronicles, was one of the major sources used by William Shakespeare for a number of his plays....

    , (1529–1580), chronicler, translator and cleric
  • Jane Holland
    Jane Holland
    Jane Holland is an award-winning English poet, performer and novelist whose poems have been widely published in magazines and broadcast on the radio. She won an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors for her poetry in 1996...

    , (born 1966), poet, performance poet and novelist
  • Philemon Holland
    Philemon Holland
    Philemon Holland was an English translator.His father, John Holland, was a clergyman who fled the Kingdom of England during the persecutions of Mary I of England...

    , (1552–1637), translator
  • Sarah Holland
    Sarah Holland
    Sarah Holland is a writer, actress and singer best known for her 22 romantic novels for Harlequin which have been published in over 130 countries, selling millions of copies worldwide...

    , (born 1961), writer and actress
  • Thomas Holland
    Thomas Holland (translator)
    Thomas Holland was an English Calvinist scholar and theologian, and one of the translators of the King James Version of the Bible.He was a 1570 graduate of Exeter College, Oxford and Fellow of Baliol...

    , (1539–1612), scholar, AV translator and cleric
  • William Holland, (1746–1819), diarist and cleric
  • Alan Hollinghurst
    Alan Hollinghurst
    Alan Hollinghurst is a British novelist, and winner of the 2004 Man Booker Prize for The Line of Beauty.-Biography:Hollinghurst was born on 26 May 1954 in Stroud, Gloucestershire, the only child of James Hollinghurst, a bank manager, and his wife, Elizabeth...

    , (born 1954), novelist and translator
  • John Holloway
    John Holloway (poet)
    John Holloway was an English poet, critic and academic. Born in South London and educated at the University of Oxford , he served in the artillery and intelligence during the Second World War and then pursued an academic career at the Universities of Oxford, Aberdeen and Cambridge, where he...

    , (1920–1999), poet and scholar
  • Constance Holme
    Constance Holme
    Edith Constance Holme , married name Punchard, was an English writer and playwright. She was born in Milnthorpe, Westmorland , the youngest of fourteen children...

    , (1880–1955), novelist and playwright
  • Richard Holmes
    Richard Holmes (biographer)
    Richard Holmes, OBE, FRSL, FBA is a British author and academic best known for his biographical studies of major figures of British and French Romanticism.-Biography:...

    , (born 1945), biographer
  • Robert Holmes
    Robert Holmes (scriptwriter)
    This entry is about the television scriptwriter. For other people with the same name, see Robert Holmes .Robert Colin Holmes was an English television scriptwriter, who for over twenty-five years contributed to some of the most popular programmes screened in the UK...

    , (1926–1986), TV scriptwriter, Doctor Who
    Doctor Who
    Doctor Who is a British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC. The programme depicts the adventures of a time-travelling humanoid alien known as the Doctor who explores the universe in a sentient time machine called the TARDIS that flies through time and space, whose exterior...

  • Emily Sarah Holt
    Emily Sarah Holt
    Emily Sarah Holt was an English novelist.She wrote about fifty books, mainly for children. Most of her work can be classified as historical novels...

    , (1836–1893), novelist and children's writer
  • Hazel Holt
    Hazel Holt
    Hazel Holt is a British novelist.Hazel Holt originated from Birmingham, England, where she attended King Edward VI High School for Girls. She studied at Newnham College, Cambridge, and went on to work at the International African Institute in London, where she became acquainted with the novelist...

    , (born 1928), novelist
  • Winifred Holtby
    Winifred Holtby
    Winifred Holtby was an English novelist and journalist, best known for her novel South Riding.-Life and writings:...

    , (1898–1935), novelist
  • Stewart Home
    Stewart Home
    Stewart Home is an English artist, filmmaker, writer, pamphleteer, art historian, and activist. He is best known for his novels such as the non-narrative 69 Things To Do With A Dead Princess , his re-imagining of the 1960s in Tainted Love , and earlier parodistic pulp fictions Pure Mania, Red...

    , (born 1962), novelist, writer and artist
  • Joseph Hone
    Joseph Hone
    Joseph Hone is a writer of the Spy Novel. His most famous novels featured a British spy called Peter Marlow. The first of the series was The Private Sector , set in the Six Day War. Marlow's story continues in The Sixth Directorate , The Flowers of the Forest , and The Valley of the Fox...

    , (born 1937), novelist
  • William Hone
    William Hone
    William Hone was an English writer, satirist and bookseller. His victorious court battle against government censorship in 1817 marked a turning point in the fight for British press freedom.-Biography:...

    , (1780–1842), satirist and bookseller
  • Thomas Hood
    Thomas Hood
    Thomas Hood was a British humorist and poet. His son, Tom Hood, became a well known playwright and editor.-Early life:...

    , (1799–1845), poet and humorist
  • Tom Hood
    Tom Hood
    Tom Hood , was an English humorist and playwright, son of the poet and author Thomas Hood. A prolific author, he was appointed, in 1865, editor of the magazine Fun. He also founded Tom Hood's Comic Annual in 1867....

    , (1835–1874), humorist, playwright and poet
  • Theodore Hook, (1788–1841), writer
  • Jeremy Hooker
    Jeremy Hooker
    Jeremy Hooker is an English poet, critic, teacher, and broadcaster. He grew up on the edge of the New Forest village of Pennington, about two miles north of Lymington. After studying at the University of Southampton, Hooker lectured at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth...

    , (born 1941), poet, critic and broadcaster
  • Joseph Dalton Hooker
    Joseph Dalton Hooker
    Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker OM, GCSI, CB, MD, FRS was one of the greatest British botanists and explorers of the 19th century. Hooker was a founder of geographical botany, and Charles Darwin's closest friend...

    , (1817–1911), botanist and explorer
  • Richard Hooker
    Richard Hooker
    Richard Hooker was an Anglican priest and an influential theologian. Hooker's emphases on reason, tolerance and the value of tradition came to exert a lasting influence on the development of the Church of England...

    , (1554–1600), theologian
  • William Jackson Hooker
    William Jackson Hooker
    Sir William Jackson Hooker, FRS was an English systematic botanist and organiser. He held the post of Regius Professor of Botany at Glasgow University, and was the first Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He enjoyed the friendship and support of Sir Joseph Banks for his exploring,...

    , (1785–1865), botanist
  • John Hoole
    John Hoole
    John Hoole was an English translator, the son of watch-maker and inventor, Samuel Hoole and Sarah Drury. He was born in London, and worked in India House , of which he rose to be principal auditor...

    , (1727–1803), translator and poet
  • Alexander Beresford Hope
    Alexander Beresford Hope
    Sir Alexander James Beresford Beresford Hope PC , known as Alexander Hope until 1854 Sir Alexander James Beresford Beresford Hope PC (25 January 1820 – 20 October 1887), known as Alexander Hope until 1854 Sir Alexander James Beresford Beresford Hope PC (25 January 1820 – 20 October 1887), known as...

    , (1820–1887), writer
  • Anthony Hope
    Anthony Hope
    Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins, better known as Anthony Hope , was an English novelist and playwright. Although he was a prolific writer, especially of adventure novels, he is remembered best for only two books: The Prisoner of Zenda and its sequel Rupert of Hentzau...

    , (real name Anthony Hope Hawkins, 1863–1933), novelist, The Prisoner of Zenda
    The Prisoner of Zenda
    The Prisoner of Zenda is an adventure novel by Anthony Hope, published in 1894. The king of the fictional country of Ruritania is drugged on the eve of his coronation and thus unable to attend his own coronation. Political forces are such that in order for the king to retain his crown his...

  • Thomas Hope, (1769–1831), writer and novelist
  • Bill Hopkins
    Bill Hopkins (novelist)
    Bill Hopkins was an English novelist and journalist, and has been grouped with the Angry Young Men. His father was Ted Hopkins, a popular stage performer; his mother Violet Brodrick....

    , (1928-2011), novelist
  • Gerard Manley Hopkins
    Gerard Manley Hopkins
    Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. was an English poet, Roman Catholic convert, and Jesuit priest, whose posthumous 20th-century fame established him among the leading Victorian poets...

    , (1844–1889), poet, The Windhover: To Christ our Lord
  • Sydney Horler
    Sydney Horler
    Sydney Horler was a prolific British novelist specialising in thrillers. Born in Leytonstone, London and was educated at Redcliffe School and Colston School in Bristol....

    , (1888–1954), novelist,
    Checkmate (Sydney Horler)
    Checkmate is one of the many popular novels written by Englishman Sydney Horler in the first half of the 20th century. Forgotten today, the book describes the exciting lifestyle of the wealthy social elite...

  • Nick Hornby
    Nick Hornby
    Nick Hornby is an English novelist, essayist and screenwriter. He is best known for the novels High Fidelity, About a Boy, and for the football memoir Fever Pitch. His work frequently touches upon music, sport, and the aimless and obsessive natures of his protagonists.-Life and career:Hornby was...

    , (born 1957), novelist
  • Alistair Horne
    Alistair Horne
    Sir Alistair Allan Horne is a British historian of modern France. He is the son of Sir James Horne and Lady Auriol Horne ....

    , (born 1925), historian and biographer
  • Richard Henry Horne
    Richard Henry Horne
    Richard Hengist Horne was and English poet and critic most famous for his poem Orion.-Early life:...

    , (1802–1884), poet and critic
  • Roy Horniman
    Roy Horniman
    Roy Horniman was a British writer.He was the owner of The Ladies Review for some years and was a member of the British Committee of The Indian National Congress. As well as acting he became tenant and manager of the Criterion Theatre and wrote many plays as well as adaptations of his own and...

    , (1874–1930), novelist and playwright
  • E. W. Hornung, (1866–1921), author, the Raffles
    A. J. Raffles
    Arthur J. Raffles is a character created in the 1890s by E. W. Hornung, a brother-in-law to Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes. Raffles is, in many ways, a deliberate inversion of Holmes — he is a "gentleman thief," living in the Albany, a prestigious address in London, playing...

  • Frances Horovitz
    Frances Horovitz
    Frances Horovitz was an English poet and broadcaster.-Biography:Frances Horovitz was born in London. She was educated at Bristol University and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. As a reader and presenter for the BBC, she acquired a reputation for care of preparation and quality of...

    , (1938–1983), poet and broadcaster
  • Michael Horovitz
    Michael Horovitz
    Michael Horovitz is an English poet, artist and translator.-Life and career:Michael Horovitz was the youngest of ten children who were brought to England from Nazi Germany by their parents, both of whom were part of a network of European-rabbinical families...

    , (born 1935), poet and translator
  • Anthony Horowitz
    Anthony Horowitz
    Anthony Craig Horowitz is an English novelist and screenwriter. He has written many children's novels, including The Power of Five, Alex Rider and The Diamond Brothers series and has written over fifty books. He has also written extensively for television, adapting many of Agatha Christie's...

    , (born 1956), novelist, children's writer and screenwriter
  • William Horwood
    William Horwood (novelist)
    William Horwood is an English novelist. He grew up on the East Kent coast, primarily in Deal, within a model modern family—fractious with "parental separation, secret illegitimacy, alcoholism and genteel poverty"....

    , (born 1944), novelist and children's writer, Duncton Wood
    Duncton Wood
    Duncton Wood is the title of the first novel by author William Horwood, as well as a six-volume fantasy series to which it was later extended.- Overview :...

  • John Hoskins
    John Hoskins (poet)
    Serjeant John Hoskins was an English poet, scholar of Greek, and politician.-Life:He was the son of John and Margery Hoskins born in Mownton-upon-Wye, Llanwarne, Herefordshire. His father, impressed by his memory and mental abilities, arranged for him to be taught Greek at the age of ten. He...

     or Hoskyns, (1566–1638), poet and politician
  • Stanley Houghton, (1881–1913), playwright
  • Geoffrey Household
    Geoffrey Household
    Geoffrey Edward West Household was a prolific British novelist who specialized in thrillers. He is best known for his novel Rogue Male .-Personal life:...

    , (1900–1988), novelist,
    Rogue Male
    Rogue Male (novel)
    Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household is a classic thriller novel of the 1930s.-Storyline:The protagonist, an unnamed British sportsman, sets out to see whether he can stalk and prepare to shoot a European dictator...

  • A. E. Housman
    A. E. Housman
    Alfred Edward Housman , usually known as A. E. Housman, was an English classical scholar and poet, best known to the general public for his cycle of poems A Shropshire Lad. Lyrical and almost epigrammatic in form, the poems were mostly written before 1900...

    , (1859–1936), poet and scholar,
    A Shropshire Lad
    A Shropshire Lad
    A Shropshire Lad is a cycle of sixty-three poems by the English poet Alfred Edward Housman . Some of the better-known poems in the book are "To an Athlete Dying Young", "Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now" and "When I Was One-and-Twenty".The collection was published in 1896...

  • Laurence Housman
    Laurence Housman
    Laurence Housman was an English playwright, writer and illustrator.-Early life:Laurence Housman was born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, one of seven children who included the poet A. E. Housman and writer Clemence Housman. In 1871 his mother died, and his father remarried, to a cousin...

    , (1865–1959), playwright
  • Anne Howard
    Anne Howard, Viscountess Irwin
    Anne, Viscountess Irwin lived from c.1696 to 1764. She was a poet and close friend of Horace Walpole.-Family:Anne's father was Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle and her mother was Anne Capel, daughter of the Earl of Essex and granddaughter of the Earl of Northumberland...

    , (c. 1696-1764), poet
  • Brian Howard, (1905–1958), poet
  • Edward Howard
    Edward Howard (playwright)
    Edward Howard was an English dramatist and author of the Restoration era. He was the fifth son of Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Berkshire, and one of four playwriting brothers: Sir Robert Howard, Colonel Henry Howard, and James Howard were the others...

    , (1624-c. 1700), playwright and poet
  • Elizabeth Jane Howard
    Elizabeth Jane Howard
    Elizabeth Jane Howard, CBE is an English novelist. She was previously an actress and a model.In 1951 she won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for her first novel, The Beautiful Visit...

    , (born 1923), novelist
  • Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle
    Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle
    Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle, KG, KT, PC was a British diplomat and the son of Henry Howard, 4th Earl of Carlisle and his second wife Isabella Byron....

    , Earl of Carlisle (1748–1825), poet, playwright and pamphleteer
  • Hartley Howard
    Hartley Howard
    Hartley Howard was the pen name of Leopold Horace Ognall, a British crime novelist. Ognall was born in Montreal and worked as a journalist before starting his fiction career. He wrote over ninety novels before his death in 1979...

    , (1908–1979), (pen name of Leopold Horace Ognall), crime novelist
  • Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey
    Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey
    Henry Howard, KG, , known as The Earl of Surrey although he never was a peer, was an English aristocrat, and one of the founders of English Renaissance poetry.-Life:...

    , (1517–1547), poet
  • Henry Howard, Earl of Northampton, (1540–1614), writer and courtier
  • John Howard
    John Howard (prison reformer)
    John Howard was a philanthropist and the first English prison reformer.-Birth and early life:Howard was born in Lower Clapton, London. His father, also John, was a wealthy upholsterer at Smithfield Market in the city...

    , (1726–1790), philanthropist and reformer
  • Robert Howard
    Robert Howard (playwright)
    Sir Robert Howard was an English playwright and politician, born to Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Berkshire and his wife Elizabeth.-Life:...

    , (1626–1698), playwright
  • Sandra Howard
    Sandra Howard
    Sandra Howard, Baroness Howard of Lympne is an English novelist, former model and the wife of Michael Howard, a former leader of the Conservative party....

    , (born 1940), novelist
  • David Armine Howarth
    David Armine Howarth
    David Howarth was a British historian and author. After graduating from the University of Cambridge, he was a radio war correspondent for the BBC at the start of World War II. Howarth joined the Navy after the fall of France...

    , (1912–1991), historian and writer
  • James Howell
    James Howell
    James Howell was a 17th-century Anglo-Welsh historian and writer who is in many ways a representative figure of his age. The son of a Welsh clergyman, he was for much of his life in the shadow of his elder brother Thomas Howell, who became Lord Bishop of Bristol.-Education:In 1613 he gained his B.A...

    , (1594–1666), Historiographer Royal
    Historiographer Royal
    The Historiographer Royal is a member of the Royal household in Scotland. The office was created in 1681, and was in abeyance from 1709 until 1763 when it was revived for Principal William Robertson of Edinburgh University. The post, which now has no formal responsibilities or salary, is held by...

     and poet
  • Francis Howgill
    Francis Howgill
    Francis Howgill was a prominent early member of the Religious Society of Friends in England. He preached and wrote on the teachings of the Friends and is considered one of the Valiant Sixty--men and women who were early proponents of Friends beliefs and who suffered for those...

    , (1618–1668), Quaker writer and preacher
  • Anna Mary Howitt
    Anna Mary Howitt
    Anna Mary Howitt was an English painter, writer and feminist.-Artist and feminist:...

    , (1824-1884), poet, writer and painter
  • Mary Howitt
    Mary Howitt
    Mary Howitt was an English poet, and author of the famous poem The Spider and the Fly. She was born Mary Botham at Coleford, in Gloucestershire, the temporary residence of her parents, while her father, Samuel Botham, a prosperous Quaker of Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, was looking after some mining...

    , (1799–1888), poet and translator, The Spider and the Fly
    The Spider and the Fly (poem)
    The Spider and the Fly is a poem by Mary Howitt , published in 1829. The first line of the poem is "'Will you walk into my parlor?' said the Spider to the Fly." When Lewis Carroll was readying Alice's Adventures Under Ground for publication he replaced a parody he had made of a negro minstrel song...

  • Richard Howitt
    Richard Howitt (poet)
    Richard Howitt , poet, born at Heanor in Derbyshire in 1799, was the son of Thomas Howitt and Phoebe Tantum. William Howitt, the writer, was his elder brother and Mary Howitt was William's wife. His younger brother was Godfrey Howitt...

    , (1799-1869), poet
  • William Howitt
    William Howitt
    William Howitt , was an English author.He was born at Heanor, Derbyshire. His parents were Quakers, and he was educated at the Friends public school at Ackworth, Yorkshire. His younger brothers were Richard and Godrey whom he helped tutor. In 1814 he published a poem on the Influence of Nature and...

    , (1792–1879), writer and traveller
  • Edmond Hoyle
    Edmond Hoyle
    Edmond Hoyle was a writer best known for his works on the rules and play of card games. The phrase "according to Hoyle" came into the language as a reflection of his generally-perceived authority on the subject; since that time, use of the phrase has expanded into general use in situations in...

    , (1672–1769), writer on games and gaming
  • Sisley Huddleston
    Sisley Huddleston
    Sisley Huddleston was a British journalist and writer.-Life:After editing a British forces newspaper in World War I, he was resident in Paris after the war until the 1930s, writing for The Times and the Christian Science Monitor...

    , (1883–1952), writer and journalist
  • Stephen Hudson
    Stephen Hudson
    Stephen Hudson was a pseudonym of the British novelist Sydney Schiff . He is now better remembered for his place as a piece in the social jigsaw around more celebrated artists....

    , (real name Sydney Schiff, 1868–1944), novelist and translator
  • David Hughes
    David Hughes (novelist)
    David Hughes was an English novelist. His best known work included The Pork Butcher and But for Bunter, published as The Joke of the Century in the United States....

    , (1930-2005), novelist and biographer, The Pork Butcher
    The Pork Butcher
    The Pork Butcher is a novel by English writer David Hughes, first published in 1984 by Constable & Co, and winner of the 1985 WH Smith Literary Award.-Outline:...

  • Molly Hughes
    Mary Vivian Hughes
    Mary Vivian Hughes , usually known as Molly Hughes and published under M. V. Hughes, was a British educator and author....

    , (1866–1956), writer and educationalist
  • Richard Hughes
    Richard Hughes (writer)
    Richard Arthur Warren Hughes OBE was a British writer of poems, short stories, novels and plays.He was born in Weybridge, Surrey. His father was a civil servant Arthur Hughes, and his mother Louisa Grace Warren who had been brought up in Jamaica...

    , (1900–1976), poet, novelist and playwright,
    A High Wind in Jamaica
  • Shirley Hughes
    Shirley Hughes
    Shirley Hughes is an English author and illustrator. She has written more than fifty books which have sold more than 11.5 million copies, and illustrated over two hundred. She currently lives in London....

    , (born 1927), children's writer and illustrator
  • Ted Hughes
    Ted Hughes
    Edward James Hughes OM , more commonly known as Ted Hughes, was an English poet and children's writer. Critics routinely rank him as one of the best poets of his generation. Hughes was British Poet Laureate from 1984 until his death.Hughes was married to American poet Sylvia Plath, from 1956 until...

    , (1930–1998), Poet Laureate
    Poet Laureate
    A poet laureate is a poet officially appointed by a government and is often expected to compose poems for state occasions and other government events...

    , translator and anthologist,
    Birthday Letters
    Birthday Letters
    Birthday Letters, published in 1998, is a collection of poetry by English poet and children's writer Ted Hughes. Released only months before Hughes's death, the collection won multiple prestigious literary awards...

  • Thomas Hughes
    Thomas Hughes
    Thomas Hughes was an English lawyer and author. He is most famous for his novel Tom Brown's Schooldays , a semi-autobiographical work set at Rugby School, which Hughes had attended. It had a lesser-known sequel, Tom Brown at Oxford .- Biography :Hughes was the second son of John Hughes, editor of...

    , (1822–1896), writer and novelist,
    Tom Brown's Schooldays
    Tom Brown's Schooldays
    Tom Brown's Schooldays is a novel by Thomas Hughes. The story is set at Rugby School, a public school for boys, in the 1830s; Hughes attended Rugby School from 1834 to 1842...

  • E. M. Hull
    Edith Maude Hull
    Edith Maude Hull was a British novelist best known for being the author of the romantic novel The Sheik which became an international best seller in 1921....

    , (real name Edith Maude Winstanley, 1880–1947), novelist,
    The Sheik
    The Sheik (novel)
    The Sheik is a book by Edith Maude Hull, an English novelist of the early twentieth century. It is similar to many of her other books, but it was her most popular and was the basis for the film of the same name starring Rudolph Valentino in the title role. Published in 1919, it is still in print...

  • Katharine Hull
    The Far-Distant Oxus
    The Far-Distant Oxus is a children’s novel of 1937, written by Katharine Hull and Pamela Whitlock . The title comes from Matthew Arnold's poem Sohrab and Rustum....

    , (1921–1977) and Pamela Whitlock (1920–1982), children's writers, The Far-Distant Oxus
    The Far-Distant Oxus
    The Far-Distant Oxus is a children’s novel of 1937, written by Katharine Hull and Pamela Whitlock . The title comes from Matthew Arnold's poem Sohrab and Rustum....

  • T. E. Hulme
    T. E. Hulme
    Thomas Ernest Hulme was an English critic and poet who, through his writings on art, literature and politics, had a notable influence upon modernism.-Early life:...

    , (1883–1917), critic and poet
  • Michael Hulse
    Michael Hulse
    Michael Hulse is an English translator, critic, and poet.-Life and Works:Hulse has translated over sixty books from the German, among them works by Goethe, Rilke, and Jakob Wassermann. He is nowadays most familiar as the translator of three of W. G. Sebald's books: The Emigrants, The Rings of...

     (born 1955), translator, critic and poet
  • Fergus Hume
    Fergus Hume
    Fergusson Wright Hume, known as Fergus Hume was an English novelist.-Early life:Hume was born in England, the second son of Dr. James Hume. At the age of three years his father emigrated with his family to Dunedin, New Zealand. He attended Otago Boys' High School and studied law at the University...

    , (1859–1932), novelist
  • Tobias Hume
    Tobias Hume
    Tobias Hume was a Scottish composer, viol player and soldier.Little is known of his life. Some have suggested that he was born in 1569 because he was admitted to the London Charterhouse in 1629, a pre-requisite to which was being at least 60 years old, though there is no certainty over this...

    , (c. 1590–1645), musician and poet
  • Helen Humphreys
    Helen Humphreys
    Helen Humphreys is a Canadian poet and novelist who has written several books. She was born in London, England, and now lives in Kingston, Ontario. When she was younger she was kicked out of high school and had to attend an alternative school to finish her education...

    , (born 1961), poet and novelist
  • Neil Humphreys
    Neil Humphreys
    Neil Humphreys is a British humour columnist and author of three best-selling humorous books about Singapore - Notes From an Even Smaller Island , Scribbles from the Same Island and Final Notes from a Great Island...

    , (born 1974), writer on Singapore
  • Leigh Hunt, (1784–1859), poet and essayist
  • Violet Hunt
    Violet Hunt
    Isobel Violet Hunt was a British author and literary hostess. Her father was the artist Alfred William Hunt, her mother the novelist and translator Margaret Raine Hunt. Her younger sister Venetia married the designer William Arthur Smith Benson .-Biography:Hunt was born in Durham; the family moved...

    , (1862–1942), novelist and biographer
  • John Hunter, (1737–1821), explorer, travel writer and naval officer
  • Rachel Hunter
    Rachel Hunter (author)
    Rachel Hunter was an English novelist of the early 19th century.-Works:*Letitia, or, The Castle without a Spectre *The History of the Grubthorpe Family...

    , (c. 1754-1813), novelist
  • Richard Hurd, (1720–1808), writer, translator and bishop
  • James Hurdis
    James Hurdis
    James Hurdis was a clergyman and a poet. He studied at St Mary Hall, Oxford and Magdalen College, Oxford, later becoming a Fellow of Magdalen College. He was the vicar for the West Sussex village of Burpham and it was there that he wrote The Village Curate...

    , (1763–1801), poet and cleric
  • Dyneley Hussey
    Dyneley Hussey
    Dyneley Hussey was an English war poet, journalist, art critic and music critic.-Life:Hussey was the son of Colonel Charles Edward Hussey and was born in India. He was educated at St Cyprian's School Eastbourne, The King's School Canterbury and Corpus Christi College, Oxford...

    , (1893–1972), poet and music critic
  • A. S. M. Hutchinson
    Arthur Stuart-Menteth Hutchinson
    Arthur Stuart-Menteth Hutchinson was a British novelist.Frequently referred to as A.S.M. Hutchinson, was born 2 June 1879 in India. His father was a distinguished soldier and his mother was a member of the Stuart Menteths, a noble Scottish family....

    , (1880–1971), novelist
  • John Hutchinson
    John Hutchinson (writer)
    John Hutchinson was an English theological writer.He was born at Spennithorne, Yorkshire, and served as steward in several families of position, latterly in that of the Duke of Somerset, who ultimately obtained for him the post of riding purveyor to the master of the horse, a sinecure worth about...

    , (1674–1737), theologian
  • Lucy Hutchinson
    Lucy Hutchinson
    Mrs. Lucy Hutchinson was an English biographer as well as the first translator into English of the complete text of Lucretius's De Rerum Natura during the years of the interregnum .-Biography:...

    , (1620–1681), biographer and translator
  • R. C. Hutchinson
    R. C. Hutchinson
    Ray Coryton Hutchinson was a best-selling British novelist. His 1975 novel Rising was short-listed for the Booker Prize....

    , (1907–1975), novelist
  • Ralph Hutchinson
    Ralph Hutchinson (President of St John's)
    Ralph Hutchinson was an English clergyman and academic, President of St John's College, Oxford and a translator of the Authorised King James Version.-Life:He was a younger son of John Hutchinson of London...

    , (c. 1553-1606), scholar, AV translator and cleric
  • Angela Huth
    Angela Huth
    Angela Huth is an English novelist and journalist.-Personal life and career:Huth is the daughter of the actor Harold Huth. She left school at age 16 in order to paint and to study art in both France and Italy. At 18 she travelled, mostly alone, across the United States before returning to England...

    , (born 1938), novelist and playwright
  • Leonard Hutten
    Leonard Hutten
    -Life:Born about 1557, he was educated on the foundation at Westminster School, and was elected to Christ Church, Oxford, in 1574. He graduated B.A. on 12 November 1578, and M.A. on 3 March 1582, commenced B.D. on 27 April 1591. and was admitted D.D. on 14 April 1600. In January 1587 he was...

    , (c. 1557-1632), scholar, AV translator and cleric
  • Catherine Hutton
    Catherine Hutton
    Catherine Hutton was an English novelist and letter-writer.Born in Birmingham, the daughter of historian William Hutton, Hutton became a friend of the scientist and discoverer of oxygen Joseph Priestley and the novelist Robert Bage...

    , (1856–1946), novelist and letter writer
  • William Hutton, (1723-1815), poet and historian
  • Richard Holt Hutton
    Richard Holt Hutton
    Richard Holt Hutton was an English writer and theologian.The son of Joseph Hutton, Unitarian minister, he was born at Leeds. His family moved to London in 1835, and he was educated at University College School and University College, London, where he began a lifelong friendship with Walter...

    , (1826–1897), writer and theologian
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. Best known for his novels including Brave New World and a wide-ranging output of essays, Huxley also edited the magazine Oxford Poetry, and published short stories, poetry, travel...

    , (1884–1963), novelist and essayist, Brave New World
    Brave New World
    Brave New World is Aldous Huxley's fifth novel, written in 1931 and published in 1932. Set in London of AD 2540 , the novel anticipates developments in reproductive technology and sleep-learning that combine to change society. The future society is an embodiment of the ideals that form the basis of...

  • Julian Huxley
    Julian Huxley
    Sir Julian Sorell Huxley FRS was an English evolutionary biologist, humanist and internationalist. He was a proponent of natural selection, and a leading figure in the mid-twentieth century evolutionary synthesis...

    , (1887–1975), biologist and science writer
  • Leonard Huxley
    Leonard Huxley (writer)
    Leonard Huxley was an English schoolteacher, writer and editor.- Family :His father was the zoologist Thomas Henry Huxley, 'Darwin's bulldog'. Leonard was educated at University College School, London, St. Andrews University, and Balliol College, Oxford. He first married Julia Arnold, daughter of...

    , (1860–1933), writer, biographer and editor
  • Thomas Henry Huxley, (1825–1895), scientist and essayist, "Darwin's bulldog"
  • Edward Hyde, Lord Clarendon
    Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon
    Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon was an English historian and statesman, and grandfather of two English monarchs, Mary II and Queen Anne.-Early life:...

    , (1609–1774), historian and statesman
  • Henry Hyndman
    Henry Hyndman
    Henry Mayers Hyndman was an English writer and politician, and the founder of the Social Democratic Federation and the National Socialist Party.-Early years:...

    , (1842–1921), writer and politician
  • Timothy Hyman
    Timothy Hyman
    Timothy Hyman is a British figurative painter, art writer and curator. A recognised authority on Sienese painting and the work of Pierre Bonnard, he has published acclaimed monographs on both subjects. He has written extensively on art and film, has been a regular contributor to the Times...

    , (b. 1946), art writer
  • C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne, (pen name Weatherby Chesney, 1866–1944), novelist, The Lost Continent: The Story of Atlantis
    The Lost Continent: The Story of Atlantis
    The Lost Continent: The Story of Atlantis is a fantasy novel by C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne. It is considered one of the classic fictional retellings of the story of the drowning of Atlantis, combining elements of the myth told by Plato with the earlier Greek myth concerning the survival of a universal...


  • Eva Ibbotson
    Eva Ibbotson
    Eva Ibbotson was an Austrian-born British novelist, known for her award-winning children's books as well as her novels for adults - several of which have been successfully reissued for the young adult readership in recent years.-Personal life:Eva Ibbotson was born Maria Charlotte Michelle Wiesner...

    , (born 1925), novelist and children's writer,
    The Secret of Platform 13
    The Secret of Platform 13
    The Secret of Platform 13 is a children's novel by Eva Ibbotson, and illustrated by Sue Porter, first published in 1994.The book has gained extra significance as many readers find it similar to the Harry Potter series by J.K...

  • David Icke
    David Icke
    David Vaughan Icke is an English writer and public speaker, best known for his views on what he calls "who and what is really controlling the world." Describing himself as the most controversial speaker in the world, he has written 18 books explaining his position, and has attracted a substantial...

    , (born 1952), conspiracy theorist
  • Conn Iggulden
    Conn Iggulden
    Conn Iggulden is a British author who mainly writes historical fiction. He also co-authored The Dangerous Book for Boys.-Background:...

    , (born 1971), novelist and children's writer,
    The Dangerous Book for Boys
    The Dangerous Book for Boys
    The Dangerous Book for Boys, by Conn and Hal Iggulden, is a guidebook published by HarperCollins, aimed at boys "from eight to eighty." It covers around eighty topics, including how to build a treehouse, grow a crystal, or tell direction with a watch...

  • Elizabeth Inchbald
    Elizabeth Inchbald
    Elizabeth Inchbald was an English novelist, actress, and dramatist.- Life :Born on 15 October 1753 at Standingfield, near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, Elizabeth was the eighth of the nine children of John Simpson , a farmer, and his wife Mary, née Rushbrook. The family, like several others in the...

    , (1753–1821), novelist and playwright
  • William Ralph Inge
    William Ralph Inge
    William Ralph Inge was an English author, Anglican priest, professor of divinity at Cambridge, and Dean of St Paul's Cathedral, which provided the appellation by which he was widely known, "Dean Inge."- Life :...

    , (known as Dean Inge, 1860–1954), writer, theologian and cleric
  • Thomas Ingelend
    The Disobedient Child
    The Disobedient Child is a theatrical comic interlude written c.1560 by Thomas Ingelend and first performed in a Tudor hall.-Morality play:...

    , (fl. 1560),
    The Disobedient Child
    The Disobedient Child
    The Disobedient Child is a theatrical comic interlude written c.1560 by Thomas Ingelend and first performed in a Tudor hall.-Morality play:...

  • Jean Ingelow
    Jean Ingelow
    Jean Ingelow , was an English poet and novelist.- Early life and education :Born at Boston, Lincolnshire, she was the daughter of William Ingelow, a banker...

    , (1820–1897), poet and novelist
  • Simon Ings
    Simon Ings
    Simon Ings is an English novelist and science writer living in London. He was born in July 1965 in Horndean and educated at Churcher's College, Petersfield and at King's College London and Birkbeck College, London....

    , (born 1965), novelist
  • Mick Inkpen
    Mick Inkpen
    Mick Inkpen is an author and illustrator of children's books best known for his creations Kipper the Dog and Wibbly Pig.- Background :Inkpen was born in Romford, Essex, England in 1952, and educated at Royal Liberty School in Gidea Park...

    , (born 1952), children's writer and illustrator
  • Hammond Innes
    Hammond Innes
    Ralph Hammond Innes was a British novelist who wrote over 30 novels, as well as children's and travel books....

    , (pen name also Ralph Hammond, 1919–1998), novelist and children's writer
  • David Irving
    David Irving
    David John Cawdell Irving is an English writer,best known for his denial of the Holocaust, who specialises in the military and political history of World War II, with a focus on Nazi Germany...

    , (born 1938), writer on history and Holocaust denier
    Holocaust denial
    Holocaust denial is the act of denying the genocide of Jews in World War II, usually referred to as the Holocaust. The key claims of Holocaust denial are: the German Nazi government had no official policy or intention of exterminating Jews, Nazi authorities did not use extermination camps and gas...

  • Margaret Irwin
    Margaret Irwin
    Margaret Emma Faith Irwin was an English author of several important historical novels, as well as a factual biography of Sir Walter Raleigh.- Biography :...

    , (1889–1969), novelist and biographer
  • Nathaniel Isaacs
    Nathaniel Isaacs
    Nathaniel Isaacs was an English adventurer who played a part in the history of Natal, South Africa. He wrote a book spread over two volumes called "Travels and Adventures in Eastern Africa"...

    , (1808–1872), traveller and writer
  • Christopher Isherwood
    Christopher Isherwood
    Christopher William Bradshaw Isherwood was an English-American novelist.-Early life and work:Born at Wyberslegh Hall, High Lane, Cheshire in North West England, Isherwood spent his childhood in various towns where his father, a Lieutenant-Colonel in the British Army, was stationed...

    , (1904–1986), novelist, Goodbye to Berlin
    Goodbye to Berlin
    Goodbye to Berlin is a 1939 short novel by Christopher Isherwood set in pre-Nazi Germany. It is often published together with Mr Norris Changes Trains in a collection called The Berlin Stories.-Details:...

  • Kazuo Ishiguro
    Kazuo Ishiguro
    Kazuo Ishiguro OBE or ; born 8 November 1954) is a Japanese–English novelist. He was born in Nagasaki, Japan, and his family moved to England in 1960. Ishiguro obtained his Bachelor's degree from University of Kent in 1978 and his Master's from the University of East Anglia's creative writing...

    , (b. 1954), novelist,
    An Artist of the Floating World
    An Artist of the Floating World
    An Artist of the Floating World is a novel by British-Japanese author Kazuo Ishiguro. It is set in post-World War II Japan and is narrated by Masuji Ono, an aging painter, who looks back on his life and how he has lived it. He notices how his once great reputation has faltered since the war and...

  • George Cecil Ives
    George Cecil Ives
    George Ives was a German-English poet, writer, penal reformer and early gay rights campaigner.-Life and career:...

    , (1867–1950), poet and diarist
  • Helen Ivory
    Helen Ivory
    Helen Ivory is an English poet, tutor and editor.She was born in Luton but has lived in Norwich since 1990. In 1999 she won an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors....

    , (born 1969), poet


  • Catherine Jackson
    Catherine Jackson
    Lady Catherine Hannah Charlotte Elliott Jackson , was the wife of Knight Diplomat Sir George Jackson , whom she married in 1856, and a prolific author in her own right, especially in the area of European history and of the court of France in the 16th century.After the death of her husband in 1861,...

    , (1824–1891), history writer and editor
  • Mick Jackson
    Mick Jackson (author)
    Mick Jackson is a British writer from England, best known for his novel The Underground Man . The book, based on the life of William Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck, 5th Duke of Portland, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and for the 1997 Whitbread Award for best first novel.- Overview :Mick...

    , (born 1960), novelist
  • Anna Jacobs
    Anna Jacobs
    Anna Jacobs is an English novelist.Anna grew up in Lancashire, England, before emigrating in 1973 to Australia. She has published historical sagas and romances, modern novels and SF/F...

    , (born 1941), novelist
  • W. W. Jacobs
    W. W. Jacobs
    William Wymark Jacobs , was an English author of short stories and novels.-Writings:Jacobs is now remembered for his macabre tale "The Monkey's Paw" and "The Toll House"...

    , (1863–1943), novelist and story writer, The Monkey's Paw
    The Monkey's Paw
    "The Monkey's Paw" is a horror short story by author W. W. Jacobs. It was published in England in 1902.The story is based on the famous "setup" in which three wishes are granted. In the story, the paw of a dead monkey is a talisman that grants its possessor three wishes, but the wishes come with an...

  • Howard Jacobson
    Howard Jacobson
    Howard Jacobson is a Man Booker Prize-winning British Jewish author and journalist. He is best known for writing comic novels that often revolve around the dilemmas of British Jewish characters.-Background:...

    , (born 1942), novelist and journalist,
  • Brian Jacques
    Brian Jacques
    James Brian Jacques was an English author best known for his Redwall series of novels and Castaways of the Flying Dutchman series. He also completed two collections of short stories entitled The Ribbajack & Other Curious Yarns and Seven Strange and Ghostly Tales.-Biography:Brian Jacques was born...

    , (born 1939), novelist
  • Frances Jacson
    Frances Jacson
    Frances Margaretta Jacson was an English novelist.-Family commitments:...

    , (1754-1842), novelist
  • Richard Jago
    Richard Jago
    Richard Jago was an English poet. He was the third son of Richard Jago, Rector of Beaudesert, Warwickshire.-Education:Jago was educated at Solihull School in the West Midlands. One of the school's five houses bears his name...

    , (1715–1781), poet and cleric
  • Christopher James
    Christopher James (poet)
    -Life:Christopher James was educated at Newcastle and the University of East Anglia, where he graduated with an MA in Creative Writing. He now lives in Suffolk with his wife, young family....

    , (born 1975), poet
  • Elinor James
    Elinor James
    Elinor James was a British printer and controversialist who used her own printing press to address public concerns throughout her adult life. At seventeen, she married Thomas James, a printer in London, on 27 October 1662...

    , (1644–1719), polemicist and printer
  • G. P. R. James
    George Payne Rainsford James
    George Payne Rainsford James , was an English novelist and historical writer, the son of a physician in London. He was for many years British Consul at various places in the United States and on the Continent...

    , (1799–1860), novelist and Historiographer Royal
    Historiographer Royal
    The Historiographer Royal is a member of the Royal household in Scotland. The office was created in 1681, and was in abeyance from 1709 until 1763 when it was revived for Principal William Robertson of Edinburgh University. The post, which now has no formal responsibilities or salary, is held by...

    , The King's Highway
    The King's Highway
    The King's Highway is a 1927 British romantic adventure film directed by Sinclair Hill and starring James Carew, Gerald Ames, Matheson Lang and Joan Lockton...

  • M. R. James
    M. R. James
    Montague Rhodes James, OM, MA, , who used the publication name M. R. James, was an English mediaeval scholar and provost of King's College, Cambridge and of Eton College . He is best remembered for his ghost stories, which are regarded as among the best in the genre...

    , (1862–1936), ghost-story writer and medievalist,
    Ghost Stories of an Antiquary
    Ghost Stories of an Antiquary
    Ghost Stories of an Antiquary is the title of M. R. James' first collection of ghost stories, published in 1904...

  • P. D. James
    P. D. James
    Phyllis Dorothy James, Baroness James of Holland Park, OBE, FRSA, FRSL , commonly known as P. D. James, is an English crime writer and Conservative life peer in the House of Lords, most famous for a series of detective novels starring policeman and poet Adam Dalgliesh.-Life and career:James...

    , (born 1920), novelist
  • Robert Rhodes James
    Robert Rhodes James
    Sir Robert Vidal Rhodes James was a British historian and Conservative Member of Parliament. He was born in India and began his education in private schools there, returning to England to attend Sedbergh School and then Worcester College, Oxford.He wrote his first book, a much-acclaimed biography...

    , (1933–1999), biographer, historian and politician
  • Thomas James
    Thomas James
    Thomas James was an English librarian, first librarian of the Bodleian Library, Oxford.James became a fellow of New College, Oxford in 1593...

    , (1573–1629), librarian and poet
  • William Milbourne James
    William Milbourne James
    Admiral Sir William Milbourne James GCB was a British Naval commander, politician and author, perhaps most notable for his activities in the Naval Intelligence Division in the First World War.-Family:...

    , (1881–1973), naval writer, poet and admiral
  • Anna Brownell Jameson
    Anna Brownell Jameson
    Anna Brownell Jameson was a British writer.-Biography:Jameson was born in Dublin.Her father, Denis Brownell Murphy , was a miniature and enamel painter...

    , (1794–1860), writer
  • Storm Jameson
    Storm Jameson
    Margaret Storm Jameson was an English writer, known for her 45 novels, and criticism.She was born in Whitby, Yorkshire, and studied at the University of Leeds. She moved to London, where she earned an MA from King's College London in 1914 and then went on to teach before becoming a full-time writer...

    , (1891–1986), novelist and autobiographer
  • James Janeway
    James Janeway
    James Janeway was a Puritan minister and author who, after John Bunyan, had the widest and longest popularity as the author of works read by English-speaking children.-Life:...

    , (1636–1674), Puritan children's writer
  • Rosemary Hawley Jarman
    Rosemary Hawley Jarman
    Rosemary Hawley Jarman is an English novelist and writer of short stories. She was born in Worcester April 27, 1935. She was educated first at Saint Mary's Convent and then at The Alice Ottley School, leaving at eighteen to study singing in London for the next three years, having developed a fine...

    , (born 1935), novelist and story writer
  • Claude Scudamore Jarvis
    Claude Scudamore Jarvis
    Major Claude Scudamore Jarvis CMG OBE was a British colonial governor, Arabist and naturalist noted for his knowledge of and rapport with the desert Bedouin....

    , (1879–1953), writer, colonial administrator and naturalist
  • Tim Jeal
    Tim Jeal
    Tim Jeal is a British novelist, and biographer of notable Victorian men. His publications include biographies of Baden-Powell, Livingstone and his most recent, Henry Morton Stanley . In 2004 his memoir Swimming with my Father was acclaimed and was shortlisted for the J.R...

    , (born 1945), novelist and biographer, Baden-Powell
    Baden-Powell (book)
    Baden-Powell is a 1989 biography of Robert Baden-Powell by Tim Jeal. Tim Jeal's work, researched over five years, was first published by Hutchinson in the UK and Yale University Press . It was reviewed by the New York Times...

  • James Hopwood Jeans
    James Hopwood Jeans
    Sir James Hopwood Jeans OM FRS MA DSc ScD LLD was an English physicist, astronomer and mathematician.-Background:...

    , (1877–1946), writer, astronomer and physicist,
    The Mysterious Universe
    The Mysterious Universe
    The Mysterious Universe, by the British astrophysicist Sir James Jeans, is a science book for lay persons, first published in 1930 by the Cambridge University Press....

  • Richard Jefferies
    Richard Jefferies
    John Richard Jefferies was an English nature writer, noted for his depiction of English rural life in essays, books of natural history, and novels. His childhood on a small Wiltshire farm had a great influence on him and provides the background to all his major works of fiction...

    , (1848–1887), nature writer and essayist
  • Agnes Jekyll, (1861–1937), writer
  • Gertrude Jekyll
    Gertrude Jekyll
    Gertrude Jekyll was an influential British garden designer, writer, and artist. She created over 400 gardens in the UK, Europe and the USA and contributed over 1,000 articles to Country Life, The Garden and other magazines.-Early life:...

    , (1843–1932), gardening writer
  • Alan Jenkins (poet)
    Alan Jenkins (poet)
    -Life:He was brought up on the outskirts of London in Richmond, and educated at the University of Sussex, and has worked for the Times Literary Supplement since 1981, first as poetry and fiction editor, and then as deputy editor. He was also a poetry critic for The Observer, and the Sunday...

    , (born 1955), poet
  • Amy Jenkins
    Amy Jenkins
    Amy Jenkins is an English novelist and screenwriter. She is the daughter of the late political journalist Peter Jenkins and the stepdaughter of The Guardian columnist and author Polly Toynbee....

    , (born 1966), novelist and screenwriter
  • Peter Jenkins
    Peter Jenkins (journalist)
    Peter George James Jenkins was a British journalist and Associate Editor of The Independent. During his career he wrote regular columns for The Guardian, The Sunday Times as well as the The Independent....

    , (1934-1992), journalist and screenwriter
  • Elizabeth Jennings
    Elizabeth Jennings
    Elizabeth Jennings was an English poet.-Life and career:Jennings was born in Boston, Lincolnshire. When she was six, her family moved to Oxford, where she remained for the rest of her life. Couzyn, Jeni Contemporary Women Poets. Bloodaxe, pp. 98-100. There she later attended St Anne's College...

    , (1926–2001), poet
  • Humphrey Jennings
    Humphrey Jennings
    Frank Humphrey Sinkler Jennings was an English documentary filmmaker and one of the founders of the Mass Observation organization...

    , (1907–1950), writer and film maker, Mass-Observation
    Mass Observation was a United Kingdom social research organisation founded in 1937. Their work ended in the mid 1960s but was revived in 1981. The Archive is housed at the University of Sussex....

  • Soame Jenyns
    Soame Jenyns
    Soame Jenyns was an English writer.- Biography :He was the son of Sir Roger Jenyns and his second wife Elizabeth Soame, the daughter of Sir Peter Soame. He was born in London, and was educated at St Johns College, Cambridge. In 1742 he was chosen M.P...

    , (1704–1787), poet and essayist
  • Edgar Jepson
    Edgar Jepson
    Edgar Alfred Jepson was an English writer, principally of mainstream adventure and detective fiction, but also of some supernatural and fantasy stories that are better remembered. He used a pseudonym R...

    , (pen name R. Edison Page, 1863–1938), writer and genre novelist
  • Selwyn Jepson
    Selwyn Jepson
    Selwyn Jepson was a British author, of the Far House, Farther Common, Liss, Hants.His father was the mystery/detective author Edgar Alfred Jepson , his mother was Frieda Holmes, daughter of the musician Henry Holmes. His sister Margaret , also a novelist, was the mother of Fay Weldon.Jepson was...

    , (1899–1989), crime writer
  • Douglas William Jerrold
    Douglas William Jerrold
    Douglas William Jerrold was an English dramatist and writer.-Biography:Jerrold was born in London. His father, Samuel Jerrold, was an actor and lessee of the little theatre of Wilsby near Cranbrook in Kent. In 1807 Douglass moved to Sheerness, where he spent his childhood...

    , (1803–1857), playwright, humorist and novelist
  • Jerome K. Jerome
    Jerome K. Jerome
    Jerome Klapka Jerome was an English writer and humorist, best known for the humorous travelogue Three Men in a Boat.Jerome was born in Caldmore, Walsall, England, and was brought up in poverty in London...

    , (1859–1927), humorist and playwright, Three Men in a Boat
    Three Men in a Boat
    Three Men in a Boat ,The Penguin edition punctuates the title differently: Three Men in a Boat: To Say Nothing of the Dog! published in 1889, is a humorous account by Jerome K...

  • Douglas William Jerrold
    Douglas William Jerrold
    Douglas William Jerrold was an English dramatist and writer.-Biography:Jerrold was born in London. His father, Samuel Jerrold, was an actor and lessee of the little theatre of Wilsby near Cranbrook in Kent. In 1807 Douglass moved to Sheerness, where he spent his childhood...

    , (1803–1857), playwright,
    Black-Ey'd Susan
    Black-Eyed Susan
    Black-Eyed Susan; or, All in the Downs is a comic play in three acts by Douglas Jerrold. The story concerns a sailor, William, who returns to England from the Napoleonic Wars and finds that his wife Susan is being harassed by her crooked landlord uncle and later by his drunken, dastardly captain,...

  • William Stanley Jevons
    William Stanley Jevons
    William Stanley Jevons was a British economist and logician.Irving Fisher described his book The Theory of Political Economy as beginning the mathematical method in economics. It made the case that economics as a science concerned with quantities is necessarily mathematical...

    , (1840–1882), economist and logician
  • Geraldine Jewsbury
    Geraldine Jewsbury
    Geraldine Endsor Jewsbury was an English novelist and woman of letters.-Life and family:Jewsbury was born in Measham, then in Derbyshire, now in Leicestershire. She was the daughter of Thomas Jewsbury , a cotton manufacturer and merchant, and his wife Maria, née Smith,...

    , (1812–1880), novelist and critic
  • Rowan Joffé
    Rowan Joffé
    Rowan Marc Joffé is a British screenwriter and director. He is the son of director Roland Joffé and actress Jane Lapotaire, and half-brother of actress Nathalie Lunghi....

    , (born 1973), screenwriter
  • W. E. Johns
    W. E. Johns
    William Earl Johns was an English pilot and writer of adventure stories, usually written under the name Captain W. E. Johns. He is best remembered as the creator of the ace pilot and adventurer Biggles.-Early life:...

    , (1893–1968), novelist and pilot, Biggles
    "Biggles" , a pilot and adventurer, is the title character and main hero of the Biggles series of youth-oriented adventure books written by W. E. Johns....

  • B. S. Johnson
    B. S. Johnson
    B. S. Johnson was an English experimental novelist, poet, literary critic, producer of television programmes and film-maker.-Biography:...

    , (1933–1973), novelist and editor, Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry
    Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry
    Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry is the penultimate novel by the late British avant-garde novelist B. S. Johnson. It is the metafictional account of a disaffected young man, Christie Malry, who applies the principles of double-entry bookkeeping to his own life, "crediting" himself against society...

  • Lionel Johnson
    Lionel Johnson
    Lionel Pigot Johnson was an English poet, essayist and critic. He was born at Broadstairs, and educated at Winchester College and New College, Oxford, graduating in 1890. He became a Catholic convert in 1891. He lived a solitary life in London, struggling with alcoholism and his repressed...

    , (1867–1902), poet and essayist
  • Pamela Hansford Johnson
    Pamela Hansford Johnson
    Pamela Hansford Johnson, Baroness Snow was an English novelist, playwright, poet, literary and social critic.-Career:...

    , (1912–1981), novelist, playwright and critic
  • Richard Johnson
    Richard Johnson (16th century)
    Richard Johnson was an English romance writer. He was baptized in London on May 4, 1573. His most famous work is The Famous Historie of the Seaven Champions of Christendom . The success of this book was so great that the author added a second and a third part in 1608 and 1616...

    , (1573-c. 1659), writer
  • Samuel Johnson, (1649–1703), religious pamphleteer and cleric
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson , often referred to as Dr. Johnson, was an English author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer...

    , (1709–1784), writer, poet and lexicographer, Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets
    Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets
    Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets was a work by Samuel Johnson, comprising short biographies and critical appraisals of 52 poets, most of whom lived during the eighteenth century...

  • Brian Jones
    Brian Jones (poet)
    Brian Jones was a British poet.Jones' first major collection, Poems , was published in 1966, and proved to be successful...

    , (1938–2009), poet
  • David Jones
    David Jones (poet)
    David Jones CH was both a painter and one of the first generation British modernist poets. As a painter he worked chiefly in watercolor, painting portraits and animal, landscape, legendary and religious subjects. He was also a wood-engraver and designer of inscriptions. As a writer he was...

    , (1895–1974), poet, writer and artist
  • Daniel Jones
    Daniel Jones (phonetician)
    Daniel Jones was a London-born British phonetician. A pupil of Paul Passy, professor of phonetics at the École des Hautes Études at the Sorbonne , Daniel Jones is considered by many to be the greatest phonetician of the early 20th century...

    , (1881–1967), phonetician
  • Diana Wynne Jones
    Diana Wynne Jones
    Diana Wynne Jones was a British writer, principally of fantasy novels for children and adults, as well as a small amount of non-fiction...

    , (born 1934), novelist
  • Ebenezer Jones
    Ebenezer Jones
    Ebenezer Jones wrote a good deal of poetry of very unequal merit, but at his best shows a true poetic vein. He was befriended by Browning and Rossetti....

    , (1820–1860), poet
  • Ernest Charles Jones
    Ernest Charles Jones
    Ernest Charles Jones , was an English poet, novelist, and Chartist.- Background :Born in Berlin, he was the son of a British Army Major, equerry to the Duke of Cumberland, afterwards King of Hanover. In 1838 Jones came to England, and in 1841 published anonymously The Wood Spirit, a romantic novel....

    , (1819–1869), poet, novelist and Chartist
  • Henry Arthur Jones
    Henry Arthur Jones
    Henry Arthur Jones was an English dramatist.-Biography:Jones was born at Granborough, Buckinghamshire to Silvanus Jones, a farmer. He began to earn his living early, his spare time being given to literary pursuits...

    , (1851–1929), playwright
  • Sadie Jones
    Sadie Jones
    Sadie Jones is an English writer and novelist.Jones was raised in London, the daughter of Evan Jones, a Jamaican-born poet and scriptwriter, who worked with director Joseph Losey on several projects and Joanna Jones, an actor...

    , (born 1967), novelist
  • William Jones
    William Jones (ecclesiastic)
    William Jones , known as William Jones of Nayland, was a British clergyman and author.-Life:He was born at Lowick, Northamptonshire, but was descended from an old Welsh family. One of his ancestors was Colonel John Jones, brother-in-law of Oliver Cromwell. He was educated at Charterhouse School...

    , (1726–1800), theologian and cleric
  • William Jones
    William Jones (philologist)
    Sir William Jones was an English philologist and scholar of ancient India, particularly known for his proposition of the existence of a relationship among Indo-European languages...

    , (1746–1794), philologist, polyglot and poet
  • Ben Jonson
    Ben Jonson
    Benjamin Jonson was an English Renaissance dramatist, poet and actor. A contemporary of William Shakespeare, he is best known for his satirical plays, particularly Volpone, The Alchemist, and Bartholomew Fair, which are considered his best, and his lyric poems...

    , (1573–1637), poet and dramatist, Bartholomew Fair
    Bartholomew Fair
    Bartholomew Fayre: A Comedy is a comedy in five acts by Ben Jonson, the last written of his four great comedies. It was first staged on October 31, 1614 at the Hope Theatre by the Lady Elizabeth's Men...

  • Jenny Joseph
    Jenny Joseph
    -Life and career:She was born in Birmingham, and with a scholarship, studied English literature at St Hilda's College, Oxford .Her poems were first published when she was at university in the early 1950s...

    , (born 1932), poet and novelist
  • Gabriel Josipovici
    Gabriel Josipovici
    Gabriel David Josipovici FBA, FRSL is a British novelist, short story writer, critic, literary theorist, and playwright.-Biography:...

    , (born 1940), novelist and critic
  • John Josselyn
    John Josselyn
    John Josselyn was a seventeenth-century English traveler to New England who wrote with credulity about what he saw and heard during his sojourn there before returning to England. Yet his books give some of the earliest and most complete information on New England flora and fauna in colonial times,...

    , (fl. 1638–1675), writer and traveler
  • Benjamin Jowett
    Benjamin Jowett
    Benjamin Jowett was renowned as an influential tutor and administrative reformer in the University of Oxford, a theologian and translator of Plato. He was Master of Balliol College, Oxford.-Early career:...

    , (1817–1893), scholar, theologian and translator


  • Carrie Kabak
    Carrie Kabak
    Carrie Kabak is an author and children's book illustrator. Born and raised in the United Kingdom, she now lives in Kansas City, Missouri.-Books written by Carrie Kabak :* Cover the Butter...

    , (born 1951), novelist and illustrator
  • Sarah Kane
    Sarah Kane
    Sarah Kane was an English playwright. Her plays deal with themes of redemptive love, sexual desire, pain, torture — both physical and psychological — and death. They are characterised by a poetic intensity, pared-down language, exploration of theatrical form and, in her earlier work, the use of...

    , (1971–1999), playwright, Blasted
    Blasted is the first play by British author Sarah Kane. It was first performed in 1995 at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs in London. This performance was highly controversial and the play was fiercely attacked by most newspaper critics, many of whom regarded it as a rather immature attempt to...

  • Anna Kavan
    Anna Kavan
    Anna Kavan was a British novelist, short story writer and painter.-Biography:...

    , , novelist and painter
  • Joanna Kavenna
    Joanna Kavenna
    -Biography:Kavenna spent her childhood in Suffolk and the Midlands as well as various other parts of Britain. She has also lived in the United States, France, Germany, Scandinavia and the Baltic States. These travels led to her first book, The Ice Museum, which was published in 2005...

    , (born 1974), novelist and travel writer
  • Sheila Kaye-Smith
    Sheila Kaye-Smith
    Sheila Kaye-Smith was an English writer, known for her many novels set in the borderlands of Sussex and Kent in the English regional tradition...

    , (1887–1956), novelist
  • Judith Kazantzis
    Judith Kazantzis
    -Life:She grew up in East Sussex, the daughter of Lord and Lady Longford, and sister of Antonia Fraser.She took a Modern History degree and on 22 February 1998, married lawyer and writer Irving Weinman; Harry Mathews wrote an Epithalamium for Judith Kazantzis and Irving Weinman. They have two...

    , (born 1940), poet and anthologist
  • Annie Keary
    Annie Keary
    Anna Maria Keary was an English novelist, poet and children's writer.-Life:Born at the rectory in Bilston, now called Bilton-in-Ainsty, Yorkshire, Annie was the daughter of a former army chaplain, William Keary, who came from County Galway in Ireland, and his wife, Lucy Plumer, of Bilton Hall....

    , (1825-1879), novelist, poet and children's writer
  • Jonathan Keates
    Jonathan Keates
    Jonathan Basil Keates, is an success English writer, biographer and novelist. He was educated at Bryanston School and went on to read for his undergraduate degree at Magdalen College, Oxford....

    , (born 1946), writer and novelist
  • John Keats
    John Keats
    John Keats was an English Romantic poet. Along with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, he was one of the key figures in the second generation of the Romantic movement, despite the fact that his work had been in publication for only four years before his death.Although his poems were not...

    , (1795–1821), poet, Ode to a Nightingale
    Ode to a Nightingale
    "Ode to a Nightingale" is a poem by John Keats written in May 1819 in either the garden of the Spaniards Inn, Hampstead, or, as according to Keats' friend Charles Armitage Brown, under a plum tree in the garden of Keats House, Hampstead, London. According to Brown, a nightingale had built its nest...

  • John Keble
    John Keble
    John Keble was an English churchman and poet, one of the leaders of the Oxford Movement, and gave his name to Keble College, Oxford.-Early life:...

    , (1792–1866), poet and cleric, The Christian Year
    The Christian Year
    The Christian Year is a series of poems for every day of the year for Christians written by John Keble in 1827. The book is the source for several hymns, and the work was extremely popular in the 19th century....

  • Ann Kelley
    Ann Kelley
    Ann Kelley is the author of The Burying Beetle and The Bower Bird ]...

    , (born 1941), children's writer and poet
  • Fanny Kemble
    Fanny Kemble
    Frances Anne Kemble , was a famous British actress and author in the early and mid nineteenth century.-Youth and acting career:...

    , (1809–1893), actress, playwright and diarist
  • Gene Kemp
    Gene Kemp
    Gene Kemp Nee Rushton is a