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.
Russell WatsonRussell Watson
24 November 1966
Tenor Singer
George OrwellGeorge Orwell
25 June 1903
Novelist

Edward HeathEdward Heath
09 July 1916
Former British Prime Minister

David IckeDavid Icke
29 April 1952
Writer

Geri HalliwellGeri Halliwell
06 August 1972
Singer

Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor
Jill IrelandJill Ireland
24 April 1936
Actress

Phillip SchofieldPhillip Schofield
01 April 1962
Television Presenter

John RuskinJohn Ruskin
08 February 1819
Art Critic and Painter
Jane AsherJane Asher
05 April 1946
Actress

Cilla BlackCilla Black
27 May 1943
Singer
Princess Michael of KentPrincess Michael of Kent
15 January 1945
Author

William Morris William Morris
24 March 1834
Textile Designer, Poet

Liza TarbuckLiza Tarbuck
21 November 1964
Actress

Mary SoamesMary Soames
15 September 1922
Youngest Child of Winston Churchill

Karl PilkingtonKarl Pilkington
23 September 1972
Television Presenter, Radio Producer
Richard BriersRichard Briers
14 January 1934
Actor

Gemma CollinsGemma Collins
31 January 1981
Businesswoman

Edd ChinaEdd China
09 May 1971
Television Presenter

Alfred DouglasAlfred Douglas
22 October 1870
Poet
Evelyn WaughEvelyn Waugh
28 October 1903
Writer

Carlton LeachCarlton Leach
12 March 1959
Author, Former Doorman, Former Football Hooligan &
Gertrude BellGertrude Bell
14 July 1868
Writer, Diplomat

Alain de BottonAlain de Botton
20 December 1969
Author

V. S. NaipaulV. S. Naipaul
17 August 1932
Writer
Carol McGiffinCarol McGiffin
18 February 1960
Radio Broadcaster

Vera BrittainVera Brittain
29 December 1893
Writer
Stamford RafflesStamford Raffles
06 July 1781
Former Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Donald SindenDonald Sinden
09 October 1923
Actor

Thomas De QuinceyThomas De Quincey
15 August 1785
Essayist
Isabella BeetonIsabella Beeton
12 March 1836
Author

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A. N. WilsonA. N. Wilson
27 October 1950
Writer & Columnist
Cass PennantCass Pennant
03 March 1958
Writer

Pat CondellPat Condell
23 November 1949
Writer, Comedian

Rose MacaulayRose Macaulay
01 August 1881
Writer

Kim SearsKim Sears
10 December 1987
Artist
Sara PascoeSara Pascoe
22 May 1981
Comedian
Eddie the EagleEddie the Eagle
05 December 1963
Ski jumper

Coleen NolanColeen Nolan
12 March 1965
Singer

Gyles BrandrethGyles Brandreth
08 March 1948
Writer

Jeremy ThorpeJeremy Thorpe
29 April 1929
Politician
John NettlesJohn Nettles
11 October 1943
Actor

John Le MesurierJohn Le Mesurier
05 April 1912
Actor

Alastair CampbellAlastair Campbell
25 May 1957
Journalist

Matt HaigMatt Haig
03 July 1975
Novelist

Robert PestonRobert Peston
25 April 1960
Journalist
Ingrid PittIngrid Pitt
21 November 1937
Actress

Ted KoppelTed Koppel
08 February 1940
Journalists
Vyvyan HollandVyvyan Holland
03 November 1886
Writer

Deborah Cavendish, dowager duchess of DevonshireDeborah Cavendish, dowager duchess of Devonshire
31 March 1920
Writer

Allegra HustonAllegra Huston
26 August 1964
Writer
James GlaisherJames Glaisher
07 April 1809
Meteorologists

Kate O'MaraKate O'Mara
10 August 1939
Actress
Don RevieDon Revie
10 July 1927
Football player

Howard MarksHoward Marks
13 August 1945
Writer

William Ernest HenleyWilliam Ernest Henley
23 August 1849
Poet

Susan HillSusan Hill
05 February 1942
Novelist

John WyndhamJohn Wyndham
10 July 1903
Fiction Writer
A.J. AyerA.J. Ayer
29 October 1910
Philosopher

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

Antony BeevorAntony Beevor
14 December 1946
Military historian, Novelist, Historian,
Nikolai TolstoyNikolai Tolstoy
23 June 1935
Historian, Non-fiction writer

Howard StauntonHoward Staunton
01 April 1810
Chess Master
Peter AckroydPeter Ackroyd
05 October 1949
Writer

Harold LaskiHarold Laski
30 June 1893
Economist

Winston GrahamWinston Graham
30 June 1908
Novelist
Joy AdamsonJoy Adamson
20 January 1910
Naturalist

Norris McWhirterNorris McWhirter
12 August 1925
Writer
Walter PaterWalter Pater
04 August 1839
Essayist

Elizabeth Jane HowardElizabeth Jane Howard
26 March 1923
Author

Theodore DalrympleTheodore Dalrymple
11 October 1949
Journalist, Psychiatrist, Conspiracy theorist,
Jacob BronowskiJacob Bronowski
18 January 1908
Mathematician, Poet, Non-fiction writer

Pico IyerPico Iyer
11 February 1957
Essayist
Vasily Nikitich MitrokhinVasily Nikitich Mitrokhin
03 March 1922
Archivist

David GarnettDavid Garnett
09 March 1892
Writer

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

Ernst GombrichErnst Gombrich
30 March 1909
Art Historian
Ernest Thompson SetonErnest Thompson Seton
14 August 1860
Author
Edith Mary PargeterEdith Mary Pargeter
28 September 1913
Novelist

Humphrey LytteltonHumphrey Lyttelton
23 May 1921
Bandleader, Conductor, Trumpeter, Journalist,

Peter WrightPeter Wright
09 August 1916
Intelligence officer

John FoxeJohn Foxe
1516 AD
Historian
Han SuyinHan Suyin
12 September 1917
Midwife, Writer, Non-fiction writer

Izaak WaltonIzaak Walton
09 August 1593
Writer

Robin Lane FoxRobin Lane Fox
05 October 1946
Historian, Non-fiction writer, University teacher

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

Mary LambMary Lamb
03 December 1764
Author
Robert BurtonRobert Burton
08 February 1577
Scholar

Cyril Northcote ParkinsonC. Northcote Parkinson
30 July 1909
Naval Historian
Jonathan AgnewJonathan Agnew
04 April 1960
Cricketer

Sir Robert FilmerSir Robert Filmer
1588 AD
Political scientist
Edward WhymperEdward Whymper
27 April 1840
Mountaineer
Thomas BewickThomas Bewick
10 August 1753
Engraver