Short stories are a form of literature which has heavily influenced visual forms of art such as cinema and television. Many screenwriters have even managed to weave successful screenplays based on such short stories. The compilation of short stories written by famous authors such as Anton Chekhov and Charles Dickens continue to woo the reader worldwide, even till date. Apart from the legendary Dickens, Joseph Conrad, Diana Athill, and Roald Dahl are some of the iconic short story writers produced by Great Britain. Roald Dahl became a world known figure through the various short stories he had written targeted for children. A few of his famous works include ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, ‘The Gremlins’ and ‘The Witches’. Although they were written many years ago, the stories of these great writers mesmerize the minds of many readers even today. Amongst the modern day writers, individuals like Craig Russell are continually creating waves in the world literary circuits through his works such as ‘Blood Eagle’, ‘Brother Grimm’ and ‘The Carnival Master’. Here we bring you a collection of biographies of famous Briton short story writers. Explore this page to know more about their timelines, life stories, and interesting trivia & facts related to their lives.
Roald DahlRoald Dahl
13 September 1916
Novelist, Short Story Writer
Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman
10 November 1960

Ian FlemingIan Fleming
28 May 1908
Author of James Bond Series

Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley
26 July 1894

Joseph ConradJoseph Conrad
03 December 1857

Kazuo IshiguroKazuo Ishiguro
08 November 1954
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
E. M. ForsterE. M. Forster
01 January 1879

Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri
11 July 1967

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

Doris LessingDoris Lessing
22 October 1919
Novelist, Short Story Writer
18 December 1870

Elizabeth GaskellElizabeth Gaskell
29 September 1810
Sir Arthur Conan DoyleSir Arthur Conan Doyle
22 May 1859
Writer & Physician

Alfred NoyesAlfred Noyes
16 September 1880

H. E. BatesH. E. Bates
16 May 1905
Short Story Writer
Alan SillitoeAlan Sillitoe
04 March 1928

Amy LevyAmy Levy
10 November 1861
Poet, Novelist, Essayist
Anne PerryAnne Perry
28 October 1938

Rupert HolmesRupert Holmes
24 February 1947

Martin AmisMartin Amis
25 August 1949
Novelist, Science fiction writer, Short story
Frances Hodgson BurnettFrances Hodgson Burnett
24 November 1849
Dramaturge, Writer, Playwright, Children's writer,