List of famous British Novelists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Long before the world of technology gifted facilities such as the television and internet to the world, novels were one of the sources of recreation. Many modern day intellectuals and thinkers thank these novelists for influencing the world through their literary works. English novels written by authors of British descent, even as early as the eighteenth century, continue to be popular even today. Many of these authors have become immortal, owing to their magnificent creation of art. Although hundreds of writers have contributed greatly towards English literature, there are quite a few household names. Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy and Virginia Woolf are individuals who have produced classics such as ‘The Great Expectations’ and ‘Pride and Prejudice’ etc. Amongst the contemporary novelists, Salman Rushdie is a popular man from the literary world who made waves for his controversial creation, ‘The Satanic Verses’. The book hurt the religious sentiments of many, and was considered by many to be an exploitation of the freedom given to novelists to express their thoughts. Glance through these biographies of some of the most famous novelists from Britain. Know everything about their life stories, timelines and also a few interesting facts & trivia related to their lives.
Charles DickensCharles Dickens

07 February 1812

09 June 1870

Landport

Aquarius

J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling

31 July 1965

Yate

Leo

J R R TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien

03 January 1892

02 September 1973

Bloemfontein, Orange Free State

Capricorn

Roald DahlRoald Dahl

13 September 1916

23 November 1990

Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Virgo

George OrwellGeorge Orwell

25 June 1903

21 January 1950

Motihari

Cancer

C. S. LewisC. S. Lewis

29 November 1898

22 November 1963

Belfast

Sagittarius

Ian FlemingIan Fleming

28 May 1908

12 August 1964

Mayfair, London

Gemini

Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley

26 July 1894

22 November 1963

Godalming

Leo

Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman

10 November 1960

Portchester, Hampshire, England

Scorpio

Mary ShelleyMary Shelley

30 August 1797

01 February 1851

Somers Town, London

Virgo

Charlotte BronteCharlotte Bronte

21 April 1816

31 March 1855

Thornton, Yorkshire, England

Taurus

Joseph ConradJoseph Conrad

03 December 1857

03 August 1924

Berdychiv

Sagittarius

D. H. LawrenceD. H. Lawrence

11 September 1885

02 March 1930

Eastwood

Virgo

Bernard CornwellBernard Cornwell

23 February 1944

Pisces

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë

30 July 1818

19 December 1848

Thornton, West Yorkshire

Leo

Doris LessingDoris Lessing

22 October 1919

17 November 2013

Kermanshah

Libra

William GoldingWilliam Golding

19 September 1911

19 June 1993

Newquay

Virgo

Ben JonsonBen Jonson

11 June 1572

06 August 1637

Westminster, London, England

Gemini

Anthony BurgessAnthony Burgess

25 February 1917

22 November 1993

Harpurhey, Manchester, England

Pisces

Nick HornbyNick Hornby

17 April 1957

Redhill

Aries

E. M. ForsterE. M. Forster

01 January 1879

07 June 1970

Marylebone

Capricorn

Alain de BottonAlain de Botton

20 December 1969

Zürich, Switzerland

Sagittarius

Robert GravesRobert Graves

24 July 1895

07 December 1985

Wimbledon

Leo

J. B. PriestleyJ. B. Priestley

13 September 1894

14 August 1984

Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

Virgo

Angela CarterAngela Carter

07 May 1940

16 February 1992

Eastbourne, England

Taurus

Anne BrontëAnne Brontë

17 January 1820

28 May 1849

Thornton, West Yorkshire

Capricorn

Elizabeth GaskellElizabeth Gaskell

29 September 1810

12 November 1865

Chelsea

Libra

Henry FieldingHenry Fielding

22 April 1707

08 October 1754

Sharpham

Taurus

Sir Arthur Conan DoyleSir Arthur Conan Doyle

22 May 1859

07 July 1930

Scotland

Gemini

Aphra BehnAphra Behn

10 July 1640

16 April 1689

Canterbury

Cancer

John BergerJohn Berger

05 November 1926

London Borough of Hackney

Scorpio

Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith

10 November 1728

04 April 1774

Ballymahon

Scorpio

John FowlesJohn Fowles

31 March 1926

05 November 2005

Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England

Aries

Thomas De QuinceyThomas De Quincey

15 August 1785

08 December 1859

Manchester

Leo

A. N. WilsonA. N. Wilson

27 October 1950

Scorpio

Robert W. ServiceRobert W. Service

16 January 1874

11 September 1958

Preston, Lancashire, England

Capricorn

William HazlittWilliam Hazlitt

10 April 1778

18 September 1830

Maidstone, Kent, England

Aries

Frances BurneyFrances Burney

13 June 1752

06 January 1840

King's Lynn

Gemini

Cyril ConnollyCyril Connolly

10 September 1903

26 November 1974

Warwickshire, United Kingdom

Virgo

Munshi PremchandMunshi Premchand

31 July 1880

08 October 1936

Lamhi

Leo

Alan SillitoeAlan Sillitoe

04 March 1928

25 April 2010

Nottingham, England

Pisces

Caroline NortonCaroline Norton

22 March 1808

15 June 1877

London

Aries

H. E. BatesH. E. Bates

16 May 1905

29 January 1974

Rushden

Taurus

Paul ScottPaul Scott

25 March 1920

01 March 1978

Southgate, London

Aries

V.S. NaipaulV.S. Naipaul

17 August 1932

Chaguanas

Leo

Rose MacaulayRose Macaulay

01 August 1881

30 October 1958

Rugby

Leo

Amy LevyAmy Levy

10 November 1861

10 September 1889

London, Clapham

Scorpio

William MaughamWilliam Maugham

25 January 1874

16 December 1965

Paris

Aquarius

A.P. HerbertA.P. Herbert

24 September 1890

11 November 1971

Ashtead, Surrey

Libra

Lady Colin CampbellLady Colin Campbell

17 August 1949

Jamaica

Leo

Arthur Conan DoyleArthur Conan Doyle

22 May 1859

07 July 1930

Edinburgh

Gemini

David WalliamsDavid Walliams

20 August 1971

London Borough of Merton

Leo

H. G. WellsH. G. Wells

21 September 1866

13 August 1946

London Borough of Bromley

Virgo

Terry PratchettTerry Pratchett

28 April 1948

12 March 2015

Beaconsfield

Taurus

Percy Bysshe ShelleyPercy Bysshe Shelley

04 August 1792

08 July 1822

Horsham

Leo

Mark GatissMark Gatiss

17 October 1966

Sedgefield

Libra

Clive BarkerClive Barker

05 October 1952

Liverpool

Libra

Lucy HawkingLucy Hawking

02 November 1969

England

Scorpio

Lee ChildLee Child

29 October 1954

Coventry

Scorpio

Evelyn WaughEvelyn Waugh

28 October 1903

10 April 1966

London

Scorpio

G. K. ChestertonG. K. Chesterton

29 May 1874

14 June 1936

Kensington

Gemini

Martin AmisMartin Amis

25 August 1949

Swansea

Virgo

Vera BrittainVera Brittain

29 December 1893

29 March 1970

Newcastle-under-Lyme

Capricorn

Jeffrey ArcherJeffrey Archer

15 April 1940

London

Aries

E. L. JamesE. L. James

07 March 1963

London

Pisces

W. Somerset MaughamW. Somerset Maugham

25 January 1874

16 December 1965

Paris

Aquarius

Julian FellowesJulian Fellowes

17 August 1949

Cairo

Leo

Alex GarlandAlex Garland

26 May 1970

London, United Kingdom

Gemini

Laurie LeeLaurie Lee

26 June 1914

13 May 1997

Stroud

Cancer

Kazuo IshiguroKazuo Ishiguro

08 November 1954

Nagasaki

Scorpio

Ken FollettKen Follett

05 June 1949

Cardiff

Gemini

Stefan ZweigStefan Zweig

28 November 1881

23 February 1942

Vienna

Sagittarius

Ian McEwanIan McEwan

21 June 1948

Aldershot

Gemini

Dante Gabriel RossettiDante Gabriel Rossetti

12 May 1828

09 April 1882

London

Taurus

Anthony HorowitzAnthony Horowitz

05 April 1955

Stanmore

Aries

Philip PullmanPhilip Pullman

19 October 1946

Norwich

Libra

J. G. BallardJ. G. Ballard

15 November 1930

19 April 2009

Shanghai

Scorpio

Iain BanksIain Banks

16 February 1954

09 June 2013

Dunfermline

Aquarius

Zadie SmithZadie Smith

25 October 1975

London

Scorpio

Tony RobinsonTony Robinson

15 August 1946

Homerton

Leo

Will SelfWill Self

26 September 1961

Westminster

Libra

Irvine WelshIrvine Welsh

27 September 1958

Leith

Libra

Hilary MantelHilary Mantel

06 July 1952

Glossop

Cancer

Herbert LomHerbert Lom

11 September 1917

27 September 2012

Prague

Virgo

Michael RosenMichael Rosen

07 May 1946

Harrow

Taurus

Ian RankinIan Rankin

28 April 1960

Scotland

Taurus

Polly SamsonPolly Samson

29 April 1962

London

Taurus

Ben EltonBen Elton

03 May 1959

Catford

Taurus

Tom Rob SmithTom Rob Smith

1979 AD

London

Dorothy L. SayersDorothy L. Sayers

13 June 1893

17 December 1957

Oxford

Gemini

Warren EllisWarren Ellis

16 February 1968

Essex

Aquarius

Philippa GregoryPhilippa Gregory

09 January 1954

Nairobi

Capricorn

Chris RyanChris Ryan

1961 AD

Rowlands Gill

Andy McNabAndy McNab

28 December 1959

Southwark

Capricorn

Frances Hodgson BurnettFrances Hodgson Burnett

24 November 1849

29 October 1924

Manchester

Sagittarius

Ruth RendellRuth Rendell

17 February 1930

02 May 2015

London

Aquarius

P. D. JamesP. D. James

03 August 1920

27 November 2014

Oxford

Leo

George MacDonaldGeorge MacDonald

10 December 1824

18 September 1905

Huntly

Sagittarius

Jeanette WintersonJeanette Winterson

27 August 1959

Manchester

Virgo

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