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.
J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling
31 July 1965
Author
J. R. R. TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien
03 January 1892
Writer

George OrwellGeorge Orwell
25 June 1903
Novelist

Roald DahlRoald Dahl
13 September 1916
Novelist

Charles DickensCharles Dickens
07 February 1812
Writer

Aleister CrowleyAleister Crowley
12 October 1875
Occultist
Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
25 January 1882
Novelist

Salman RushdieSalman Rushdie
19 June 1947
British-Indian novelist

C. S. LewisC. S. Lewis
29 November 1898
Novelist
Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman
10 November 1960
Author

Mary ShelleyMary Shelley
30 August 1797
Novelist
David ThewlisDavid Thewlis
20 March 1963
Actor

Alex GarlandAlex Garland
26 May 1970
Novelist, Screenwriter, Film Director

Ian FlemingIan Fleming
28 May 1908
Author of James Bond Series

H. G. WellsH. G. Wells
21 September 1866
Writer

David McCallumDavid McCallum
19 September 1933
Actor
Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley
26 July 1894
Writer

Joseph ConradJoseph Conrad
03 December 1857
Writer

Jill GascoineJill Gascoine
11 April 1937
Actress

Lucy HawkingLucy Hawking
02 November 1970
Journalist, Novelist, Writer
P. L. TraversP. L. Travers
09 August 1899
Writer

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
30 July 1818
Novelist
D. H. LawrenceD. H. Lawrence
11 September 1885
Novelist

Bernard CornwellBernard Cornwell
23 February 1944
Author of Historical Novels

Kazuo IshiguroKazuo Ishiguro
08 November 1954
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
Jane AsherJane Asher
05 April 1946
Actress

E. M. ForsterE. M. Forster
01 January 1879
Writer
Jacqueline WilsonJacqueline Wilson
17 December 1945
Novelist

Lawrence DurrellLawrence Durrell
27 February 1912
Novelist

Evelyn WaughEvelyn Waugh
28 October 1903
Writer
William GoldingWilliam Golding
19 September 1911
Novelist

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Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri
11 July 1967
Writer
Alain de BottonAlain de Botton
20 December 1969
Author

Anthony BurgessAnthony Burgess
25 February 1917
 

Anne BrontëAnne Brontë
17 January 1820
Writer

Philip LarkinPhilip Larkin
09 August 1922
Poet
Ben JonsonBen Jonson
11 June 1572
Dramatist, Poet & Actor
Nick HornbyNick Hornby
17 April 1957
Author & Editor

V. S. NaipaulV. S. Naipaul
17 August 1932
Writer

J. B. PriestleyJ. B. Priestley
13 September 1894
Novelist and Playwright

Robert GravesRobert Graves
24 July 1895
Poet & Novelist
Anthony TrollopeAnthony Trollope
24 April 1815
Novelist

Doris LessingDoris Lessing
22 October 1919
Novelist, Short Story Writer

Dorothy L. SayersDorothy L. Sayers
13 June 1893
Writer

China MiévilleChina Miéville
06 September 1972
Author

P. D. JamesP. D. James
03 August 1920
Writer
Frances Hodgson BurnettFrances Hodgson Burnett
24 November 1849
Novelist

Elizabeth GaskellElizabeth Gaskell
29 September 1810
Novelist
Vera BrittainVera Brittain
29 December 1893
Writer

Henry FieldingHenry Fielding
22 April 1707
Writer

Angela CarterAngela Carter
07 May 1940
 
Lady Caroline LambLady Caroline Lamb
13 November 1785
Novelist

H. Rider HaggardH. Rider Haggard
22 June 1856
Writer
John BergerJohn Berger
05 November 1926
Novelist

Aphra BehnAphra Behn
10 July 1640
Playwright

Alastair ReynoldsAlastair Reynolds
13 March 1966
Author

Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith
10 November 1728
Novelist, Playwright, Poet

John FowlesJohn Fowles
31 March 1926
Writer & Teacher
William HazlittWilliam Hazlitt
10 April 1778
English Writer & Literary Critic

Thomas De QuinceyThomas De Quincey
15 August 1785
Essayist

Andrea LevyAndrea Levy
07 March 1956
Author

Robert W. ServiceRobert W. Service
16 January 1874
Poet & Writer
A. N. WilsonA. N. Wilson
27 October 1950
Writer & Columnist

Frances BurneyFrances Burney
13 June 1752
Novelist
Sir Arthur Conan DoyleSir Arthur Conan Doyle
22 May 1859
Writer & Physician

H. E. BatesH. E. Bates
16 May 1905
Short Story Writer

Alan SillitoeAlan Sillitoe
04 March 1928
Writer
Cyril ConnollyCyril Connolly
10 September 1903
Literary Critic & Writer

Caroline NortonCaroline Norton
22 March 1808
Author
Rose MacaulayRose Macaulay
01 August 1881
Writer

Al AlvarezAl Alvarez
05 August 1929
Poet

Amy LevyAmy Levy
10 November 1861
Poet, Novelist, Essayist
Robert GreeneRobert Greene
14 May 1959
Writer, Playwright

Charlotte BronteCharlotte Bronte
21 April 1816
Novelist
William MaughamWilliam Maugham
25 January 1874
Novelist & Playwright

Sir James Matthew BarrieSir James Matthew Barrie
09 May 1860
Writer

A.P. HerbertA.P. Herbert
24 September 1890
Humorist, Novelist, Playwright & Law Reform

Paul ScottPaul Scott
25 March 1920
Novelist
Richard K MorganRichard K Morgan
24 September 1965
Author
Cometan Cometan
01 July 1998
Philosopher

Jane FallonJane Fallon
09 December 1960
Novelist

Lady Colin CampbellLady Colin Campbell
17 August 1949
writer, autobiographer, biographer

Percy Bysshe ShelleyPercy Bysshe Shelley
04 August 1792
Linguist, Poet, Translator, Writer, Playwright,
Christopher Robin MilneChristopher Robin Milne
21 August 1920
Author

Julian FellowesJulian Fellowes
17 August 1949
Screenwriter, Film director, Politician, Film

Michael RosenMichael Rosen
07 May 1946
Writer, Children's writer, YouTuber, Novelist,

John BarrowmanJohn Barrowman
11 March 1967
Actor

Terry PratchettTerry Pratchett
28 April 1948
Writer, Novelist, Journalist, Screenwriter,
Victoria CrossVictoria Cross
01 October 1868
Writer

Tony RobinsonTony Robinson
15 August 1946
Television producer, Television actor, Film actor,
Clive BarkerClive Barker
05 October 1952
Film director, Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter,

Mark GatissMark Gatiss
17 October 1966
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Novelist, Voice
Anthony HorowitzAnthony Horowitz
05 April 1955
Screenwriter, Writer, Novelist, Children's writer
Alastair CampbellAlastair Campbell
25 May 1957
Journalist