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
Author

Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley
26 July 1894
Writer

Ian FlemingIan Fleming
28 May 1908
Author of James Bond Series

Joseph ConradJoseph Conrad
03 December 1857
Writer

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

Evelyn WaughEvelyn Waugh
28 October 1903
Writer

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

Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri
11 July 1967
Writer
Doris LessingDoris Lessing
22 October 1919
Novelist, Short Story Writer

Dorothy L. SayersDorothy L. Sayers
13 June 1893
Writer
SakiSaki
18 December 1870
Writer

Elizabeth GaskellElizabeth Gaskell
29 September 1810
Novelist

Sir Arthur Conan DoyleSir Arthur Conan Doyle
22 May 1859
Writer & Physician
Alfred NoyesAlfred Noyes
16 September 1880
Poet

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

Amy LevyAmy Levy
10 November 1861
Poet, Novelist, Essayist

Anne PerryAnne Perry
28 October 1938
Writer
Rupert HolmesRupert Holmes
24 February 1947
Composer

Martin AmisMartin Amis
25 August 1949
Novelist, Science fiction writer, Short story
Kate AtkinsonKate Atkinson
20 December 1951
Novelist

Winston GrahamWinston Graham
30 June 1908
Novelist

Piers AnthonyPiers Anthony
06 August 1934
Novelist

T. H. WhiteT. H. White
29 May 1906
Author
Jean RhysJean Rhys
24 August 1890
Writer
Peter AckroydPeter Ackroyd
05 October 1949
Writer

Radclyffe HallRadclyffe Hall
12 August 1880
Poet

George GissingGeorge Gissing
22 November 1857
Novelist

William TrevorWilliam Trevor
24 May 1928
Novelist
Penelope LivelyPenelope Lively
17 March 1933
Author

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David GarnettDavid Garnett
09 March 1892
Writer

Ernest DowsonErnest Dowson
02 August 1867
Poet

Graham SwiftGraham Swift
04 May 1949
Writer

Hall CaineHall Caine
14 May 1853
Novelist
Rose TremainRose Tremain
02 August 1943
Novelist

Eliza HaywoodEliza Haywood
1693 AD
British author
Penelope GilliattPenelope Gilliatt
25 March 1932
Novelist

Frederick RolfeFrederick Rolfe
22 July 1860
Writer

E. Phillips OppenheimE. Phillips Oppenheim
22 October 1866
Author
Michael ArlenMichael Arlen
16 November 1895
Author

L.P. HartleyL.P. Hartley
30 December 1895
Novelist
William BoydWilliam Boyd
07 March 1952
Novelist

E.F. BensonE.F. Benson
24 July 1867
Novelist

W.W. JacobsW.W. Jacobs
08 September 1863
Writer

Walter de La MareWalter de La Mare
25 April 1873
Poet