Alan Sillitoe Biography
Birthday: March 4, 1928 (Pisces)
Born In: Nottingham, England
Alan Sillitoe is one of the best English writers of the 20th century. His career is one of the best examples to prove that a good education is not a prerequisite to being an exceptional writer. The lack of a luxurious life, and a violent father who made his life miserable perhaps sowed the seeds of creativity in Alan. The turning point in his life was the trip to Europe in his early twenties. His interaction with legendary poet Robert Graves and American poet Ruth Fainlight, who later on became his wife, gave him a different outlook towards life. As a result, Alan went on to author over more than 40 novels and a dozen collection of poems. Alan was one of the handful few who raised his voice against the inhumanity which had been plaguing the industrial life in Europe. His sympathies towards labourers were evident in many of his critically acclaimed works. Many contemporary writers are of the opinion that each of Alan’s works is a masterpiece.