Influential, aspirational and motivating are words that best describe non-fiction work. There are no fictional characters, no imaginary plots, no unreal world, no illusory consequences and no fictitious story – everything in fact is very much real, right from characters to plot, story to consequence. Most of the times non-fiction works are interpretations of real events through the eyes of the writer. As such, it is a greater task on part of non-fiction writers when it comes to writing – they have to be accurate with the information they provide. High precision and great intellect are strong characteristic features of non-fiction writers. Having said that, does non-fiction work seem like serious works of literature? In fact, just like any other genre of writing, non-fiction covers a wide range of topics, biographies to travel, history to self-help, parenting to gardening and so on. Britain has had the privilege of being the address of some of the most versatile and supremely talented non-fiction writers since centuries. These literary figures have left an ineffaceable mark on world literature with their works. James Burke, Anthony Burgess, Henry Bond, Stephen Hawking or Cedric Charles Dickens, steward of Dicken’s literary legacy, the country has predominantly produced some of the greatest non-fiction authors who enjoyed unprecedented global popularity for their works. Know in details about their life and works with this section.
George OrwellGeorge Orwell
25 June 1903
Writer
Edward HeathEdward Heath
09 July 1916
Former British Prime Minister

Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor

Gertrude BellGertrude Bell
14 July 1868
Writer, Diplomat

Geri HalliwellGeri Halliwell
06 August 1972
Singer

Jill IrelandJill Ireland
24 April 1936
Actress
David IckeDavid Icke
29 April 1952
Writer

William Morris William Morris
24 March 1834
Textile Designer, Poet

John RuskinJohn Ruskin
08 February 1819
Art Critic and Painter

Karl PilkingtonKarl Pilkington
23 September 1972
Television Presenter, Radio Producer
Jane AsherJane Asher
05 April 1946
Actress

Cilla BlackCilla Black
27 May 1943
Singer
Phillip SchofieldPhillip Schofield
01 April 1962
Television Presenter

Evelyn WaughEvelyn Waugh
28 October 1903
Writer

Edd ChinaEdd China
09 May 1971
Television Presenter
Princess Michael of KentPrincess Michael of Kent
15 January 1945
Author

V. S. NaipaulV. S. Naipaul
17 August 1932
Writer
Gemma CollinsGemma Collins
31 January 1981
Businesswoman

Alain de BottonAlain de Botton
20 December 1969
Author

Richard BriersRichard Briers
14 January 1934
Actor
Liza TarbuckLiza Tarbuck
21 November 1964
Actress

Mary SoamesMary Soames
15 September 1922
Youngest Child of Winston Churchill
Stamford RafflesStamford Raffles
06 July 1781
Former Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Donald SindenDonald Sinden
09 October 1923
Actor

Carlton LeachCarlton Leach
12 March 1959
Author, Former Doorman, Former Football Hooligan &

Carol McGiffinCarol McGiffin
18 February 1960
Radio Broadcaster
Thomas De QuinceyThomas De Quincey
15 August 1785
Essayist
Isabella BeetonIsabella Beeton
12 March 1836
Author

Cass PennantCass Pennant
03 March 1958
Writer

A. N. WilsonA. N. Wilson
27 October 1950
Writer & Columnist

Russell WatsonRussell Watson
24 November 1966
Tenor Singer
Pat CondellPat Condell
23 November 1949
Writer, Comedian

Continue Reading Below
Rose MacaulayRose Macaulay
01 August 1881
Writer

Kim SearsKim Sears
10 December 1987
Artist

Alfred DouglasAlfred Douglas
22 October 1870
Poet

Simon SinekSimon Sinek
09 October 1973
Writer
John NettlesJohn Nettles
11 October 1943
Actor

Gyles BrandrethGyles Brandreth
08 March 1948
Writer
Jeremy ThorpeJeremy Thorpe
29 April 1929
Politician

Alastair CampbellAlastair Campbell
25 May 1957
Journalist

John Le MesurierJohn Le Mesurier
05 April 1912
Actor
Coleen NolanColeen Nolan
12 March 1965
Singer

Ted KoppelTed Koppel
08 February 1940
Journalists
Judith MillerJudith Miller
16 September 1951
Journalist

Allegra HustonAllegra Huston
26 August 1964
Writer

Winston GrahamWinston Graham
30 June 1908
Novelist

Howard MarksHoward Marks
13 August 1945
Writer

Ingrid PittIngrid Pitt
21 November 1937
Actress
Fred HoyleFred Hoyle
24 June 1915
Screenwriter, Astronomer, Writer, Physicist,

Matt HaigMatt Haig
03 July 1975
Novelist

Pico IyerPico Iyer
11 February 1957
Essayist

John WyndhamJohn Wyndham
10 July 1903
Fiction Writer
Richard J. EvansRichard J. Evans
29 September 1947
Historian, University teacher, Non-fiction writer

Antony BeevorAntony Beevor
14 December 1946
Military historian, Novelist, Historian,
Hudson TaylorHudson Taylor
21 May 1832
Physician, Translator, Theologian, Non-fiction

Peter AckroydPeter Ackroyd
05 October 1949
Writer

Susan HillSusan Hill
05 February 1942
Novelist
Joy AdamsonJoy Adamson
20 January 1910
Naturalist

Nikolai TolstoyNikolai Tolstoy
23 June 1935
Historian, Non-fiction writer
Theodore DalrympleTheodore Dalrymple
11 October 1949
Journalist, Psychiatrist, Conspiracy theorist,

Walter PaterWalter Pater
04 August 1839
Writer

Tony JudtTony Judt
02 January 1948
Historian, Professor, Non-fiction writer
John FoxeJohn Foxe
1516 AD
Historian

Gertrude JekyllGertrude Jekyll
29 November 1843
Horticulturist, Painter, Gardener, Non-fiction
Jacob BronowskiJacob Bronowski
18 January 1908
Mathematician, Poet, Non-fiction writer

Ernest Thompson SetonErnest Thompson Seton
14 August 1860
Author

Izaak WaltonIzaak Walton
09 August 1593
Writer

Elizabeth Jane HowardElizabeth Jane Howard
26 March 1923
Author
Robin Lane FoxRobin Lane Fox
05 October 1946
Historian, Non-fiction writer, University teacher
Humphrey LytteltonHumphrey Lyttelton
23 May 1921
Bandleader, Conductor, Trumpeter, Journalist,

Lisa JardineLisa Jardine
12 April 1944
Historian, Professor, Non-fiction writer

Han SuyinHan Suyin
12 September 1917
Midwife, Writer, Non-fiction writer

Jack GoodyJack Goody
27 July 1919
Anthropologist, University teacher, Non-fiction
Harold Joseph LaskiHarold Joseph Laski
30 June 1893
Economist

William Ernest HenleyWilliam Ernest Henley
23 August 1849
Poet