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.
Geri HalliwellGeri Halliwell
06 August 1972
George OrwellGeorge Orwell
25 June 1903

Gertrude BellGertrude Bell
14 July 1868
Writer, Diplomat

13 June 1974

Jill IrelandJill Ireland
24 April 1936

David IckeDavid Icke
29 April 1952
Princess Michael of KentPrincess Michael of Kent
15 January 1945

John RuskinJohn Ruskin
08 February 1819
Art Critic and Painter

Karl PilkingtonKarl Pilkington
23 September 1972
Television Presenter, Radio Producer

William Morris William Morris
24 March 1834
Textile Designer, Poet
Jane AsherJane Asher
05 April 1946

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

Gemma CollinsGemma Collins
31 January 1981

V. S. NaipaulV. S. Naipaul
17 August 1932
Richard BriersRichard Briers
14 January 1934

Alain de BottonAlain de Botton
20 December 1969
Mary SoamesMary Soames
15 September 1922
Youngest Child of Winston Churchill

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

Isabella BeetonIsabella Beeton
12 March 1836
Cass PennantCass Pennant
03 March 1958

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

Pat CondellPat Condell
23 November 1949
Writer, Comedian

Rose MacaulayRose Macaulay
01 August 1881
Kim SearsKim Sears
10 December 1987
Fred HoyleFred Hoyle
24 June 1915
Screenwriter, Astronomer, Writer, Physicist,

Antony BeevorAntony Beevor
14 December 1946
Military historian, Novelist, Historian,

Hudson TaylorHudson Taylor
21 May 1832
Physician, Translator, Theologian, Non-fiction

Richard J. EvansRichard J. Evans
29 September 1947
Historian, University teacher, Non-fiction writer
Theodore DalrympleTheodore Dalrymple
11 October 1949
Journalist, Psychiatrist, Conspiracy theorist,

Gertrude JekyllGertrude Jekyll
29 November 1843
Horticulturist, Painter, Gardener, Non-fiction

Tony JudtTony Judt
02 January 1948
Historian, Professor, Non-fiction writer

Jacob BronowskiJacob Bronowski
18 January 1908
Mathematician, Poet, Non-fiction writer

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Nikolai TolstoyNikolai Tolstoy
23 June 1935
Historian, Non-fiction writer
Humphrey LytteltonHumphrey Lyttelton
23 May 1921
Bandleader, Conductor, Trumpeter, Journalist,

Robin Lane FoxRobin Lane Fox
05 October 1946
Historian, Non-fiction writer, University teacher
Han SuyinHan Suyin
12 September 1917
Midwife, Writer, Non-fiction writer

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

Jack GoodyJack Goody
27 July 1919
Anthropologist, University teacher, Non-fiction