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
Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman
10 November 1960
Author

Ian FlemingIan Fleming
28 May 1908
Author of James Bond Series

Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley
26 July 1894
Writer

Joseph ConradJoseph Conrad
03 December 1857
Writer

P. L. TraversP. L. Travers
09 August 1899
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
Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri
11 July 1967
Writer

V. S. NaipaulV. S. Naipaul
17 August 1932
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
H. E. BatesH. E. Bates
16 May 1905
Short Story Writer

Alan SillitoeAlan Sillitoe
04 March 1928
Writer

Alfred NoyesAlfred Noyes
16 September 1880
Poet

Amy LevyAmy Levy
10 November 1861
Poet, Novelist, Essayist
Rupert HolmesRupert Holmes
24 February 1947
Composer

Anne PerryAnne Perry
28 October 1938
Writer
Martin AmisMartin Amis
25 August 1949
Novelist, Science fiction writer, Short story

Kate AtkinsonKate Atkinson
20 December 1951
Novelist

Jean RhysJean Rhys
24 August 1890
Writer
Piers AnthonyPiers Anthony
06 August 1934
Novelist

T. H. WhiteT. H. White
29 May 1906
Author
Winston GrahamWinston Graham
30 June 1908
Novelist

Peter AckroydPeter Ackroyd
05 October 1949
Writer

Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of DunsanyEdward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany
24 July 1878
Dramatist
Elizabeth Dorothea Cole BowenElizabeth Bowen
07 June 1899
Novelist

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Radclyffe HallRadclyffe Hall
12 August 1880
Poet
George GissingGeorge Gissing
22 November 1857
Novelist

William TrevorWilliam Trevor
24 May 1928
Novelist

Susanna MoodieSusanna Moodie
06 December 1803
Author

David GarnettDavid Garnett
09 March 1892
Writer
Graham SwiftGraham Swift
04 May 1949
Writer
Ernest DowsonErnest Dowson
02 August 1867
Poet

Penelope LivelyPenelope Lively
17 March 1933
Author

Anna KavanAnna Kavan
10 April 1901
Novelist

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

Eliza HaywoodEliza Haywood
1693 AD
British author

E. Phillips OppenheimE. Phillips Oppenheim
22 October 1866
Author

Penelope GilliattPenelope Gilliatt
25 March 1932
Novelist

Frederick RolfeFrederick Rolfe
22 July 1860
Writer
Eden PhillpottsEden Phillpotts
04 November 1862
Writer

Angela ThirkellAngela Thirkell
30 January 1890
Novelist
Oliver OnionsOliver Onions
13 November 1873
Writer

Michael ArlenMichael Arlen
16 November 1895
Author

May SinclairMay Sinclair
24 August 1863
Writer
Charlotte MewCharlotte Mew
15 November 1869
Poet

Arthur MorrisonArthur Morrison
01 November 1863
Author
Sara ColeridgeSara Coleridge
23 December 1802
Author

Wilson HarrisWilson Harris
24 March 1921
Writer

Jean IngelowJean Ingelow
17 March 1820
Poet

Antonia WhiteAntonia White
01 March 1899
Writer

Elizabeth JolleyElizabeth Jolley
04 June 1923
Australian author
William SansomWilliam Sansom
18 January 1912
Novelist

William BoydWilliam Boyd
07 March 1952
Novelist

Elaine FeinsteinElaine Feinstein
24 October 1930
Poet

Emanuel LitvinoffEmanuel Litvinoff
05 May 1915
Novelist
Gabriel JosipoviciGabriel Josipovici
08 October 1940
Novelist

L.P. HartleyL.P. Hartley
30 December 1895
Novelist
Sid ChaplinSid Chaplin
20 September 1916
Writer

Martin BoydMartin Boyd
10 June 1893
Writer

H. M. TomlinsonH. M. Tomlinson
21 June 1873
Writer
Jan MarkJan Mark
22 June 1943
Writer

Josephine BellJosephine Bell
08 December 1897
Physician
E.F. BensonE.F. Benson
24 July 1867
Novelist

Richard HughesRichard Hughes
19 April 1900
Writer

Richard GarnettRichard Garnett
27 February 1835
English librarian
W.W. JacobsW.W. Jacobs
08 September 1863
Writer

Elizabeth JenkinsElizabeth Jenkins
31 October 1905
Novelist
T.F. PowysT.F. Powys
20 December 1875
Novelist

A.E. CoppardA.E. Coppard
04 January 1878
Author

Lucy BostonLucy Boston
1892 AD
Author

Julia O'FaolainJulia O'Faolain
1932 AD
Novelist
Walter de La MareWalter de La Mare
25 April 1873
Poet