Alan Hillgarth Captain Alan Hugh Hillgarth, CMG, OBE (1899–1978) was a British adventure novelist and member of the intelligence services, perhaps best known for his activities in Spain during and following th...
Alan S. Cowell Alan S. Cowell is a British journalist and a correspondent for The New York Times.
Alastair Mars Lieutenant Commander Alastair Campbell Gillespie Mars, DSO, DSC and Bar (1 January 1915 – 12 March 1985) was a Royal Navy World War II submarine commander.
Alex Atkinson Alex Atkinson (1916 – 1962) was an English journalist, novelist and playwright who is best remembered for his collaborative works with the illustrator Ronald Searle.
Alex Garland Alexander Medawar "Alex" Garland (born 1970) is an English novelist, screenwriter and film producer.
Alfred Oliver Pollard Alfred Oliver Pollard VC MC & Bar DCM (4 May 1893 – 5 December 1960) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the...
Alfred Walter Stewart Alfred Walter Stewart was a British chemist and part-time novelist who wrote seventeen detective novels and a pioneering science fiction work between 1923 and 1947 under the pseudonym of JJ C...
Alice & Claude Askew Alice Askew (18 June 1874 - 6 October 1917) along with her husband, Claude Askew (27 November 1865 - 6 October 1917) were British authors, who together wrote "over ninety novels, many pub...
Alice Askew Alice Askew (18 June 1874 - 6 October 1917) was a British author who, together with her husband, Claude Askew, wrote "over ninety novels, many published in sixpenny and sevenpenny seri...
Alice Thomas Ellis Anna Haycraft (September 9, 1932 – March 8, 2005) was an English writer and essayist who wrote under the nom de plume Alice Thomas Ellis.
Alice Thompson Alice Thompson (born in Edinburgh) is a Scottish novelist.
Alison Kervin Alison Kervin is the Sports Editor of the Mail on Sunday newspaper, Britain's biggest-selling Sunday newspaper.
Aly Monroe Aly Monroe is a British writer of historical thrillers set in the 1940s.
Amanda Craig Amanda Craig (born 1959) is a British novelist and journalist.
Ambalavaner Sivanandan Ambalavaner Sivanandan (born 20 December 1923, in Colombo) is a Sri Lankan novelist, and director of the Institute of Race Relations, a London-based independent educational charity.
Aminatta Forna Aminatta Forna (born 1964) is a Scottish-born British writer.
Amy Dillwyn Elizabeth Amy Dillwyn (16 May 1845 – 13 December 1935) was a novelist, businesswoman, and social benefactor.
Amy Jenkins Amy Jenkins (born 1966, in London) is an English novelist and screenwriter.
Andrea Levy Andrea Levy (born 7 March 1956) is an English author, born in London to Jamaican parents who sailed to England on the Empire Windrush in 1948.
Anne Dunhill Anne Dunhill M.A. is a novelist and Italian translator.
Annie Sophie Cory Annie Sophie Cory (1 October 1868 – 2 August 1952) was the author of popular, racy, exotic novels under the pseudonyms Victoria Cross(e), Vivian Cory and V.C. Griffin.
Anthony Frewin Anthony Edward Frewin (born 1947, Kentish Town, London) is a writer and was a personal assistant to the director Stanley Kubrick for 20 years, from September 1965 to 1968 and from 1979 through ...
Anthony McGowan Anthony McGowan (born 1965) is a British author of novels for adults and children.
Antony Sher Sir Antony Sher, KBE (born 14 June 1949) is a South African-born British actor, writer and theatre director.
Arthur Koestler Arthur Koestler, CBE (5 September 1905 – 1 March 1983) was a Hungarian-British author and journalist.
Azim P H Somani Azim Pyarali Hussein Somani (born 8 October 1955) is a critically acclaimed author and founder of APHS Group.
Barbara Pym Barbara Mary Crampton Pym (2 June 1913 – 11 January 1980) was an English novelist.
Barbara Trapido Barbara (Louise) Trapido, born 1941 as Barbara Schuddeboom, is a British novelist born in South Africa with German, Danish and Dutch ancestry.
Beatrice Chase Beatrice Chase was the pen name for a British writer, who became well known for her Dartmoor-based novels during the first half of the 20th century.
Belinda Jones Belinda Jones (born 20 December 1967, in Kent, England) is an English writer who lives in Britain.
Benedict Jacka Benedict Jacka is a British author, best known for his Alex Verus series.
Benjamin Disraeli Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, KG, PC, FRS, (21 December 1804 – 19 April 1881) was a British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and dandy who twice served as Prime Mi...
Benjamin Farjeon Benjamin Leopold Farjeon (12 May 1838 – 23 July 1903) was a British novelist, playwright, printer and journalist.
Berkely Mather Berkely Mather (25 February 1909 – 7 March 1996) was a British author who published fifteen novels and a book of short stories.
Bernadette Strachan Bernadette Strachan (née Gaughan, born 27 December 1962) is an English author of popular women's fiction and among the more popular writers of "chick lit." Her first novel, The Reluctant Landl...
Bertha Henry Buxton Bertha Henry Buxton (née Leupold) (26 July 1844–1881) was a British novelist and children's author.
Bertha Jane Grundy Bertha Jane Grundy was a novelist born in 1837?; she died on 5 September 1912.
Bill Hopkins (novelist) Bill Hopkins (5 May 1928 – 6 May 2011) was a Welsh novelist and journalist, and has been grouped with the Angry Young Men.
Bob Biderman Bob Biderman (born 1940) is a British-American novelist and publisher known for his coming-of-age novels, Red Dreams – an obverse view of 50s America - and Letters to Nanette, about a yo...
Bob Lock Bob Lock (born 1949) is a British (Welsh) science fiction and fantasy writer.
Brian Hennigan Brian Hennigan is a British novelist, producer and director.
Bridget Boland Bridget Boland (13 March 1913 - 19 January 1988) was an Irish-British sceenwriter, playwright and novelist.
Brigid Brophy Brigid Antonia Brophy, Lady Levey (12 June 1929 – 7 August 1995) was a British novelist, critic and campaigner for social reforms, including the rights of authors and animal rights.
C. H. B. Kitchin Clifford Henry Benn Kitchin (17 October 1895 – 4 April 1967) was a British novelist of the early twentieth century.
C. S. Lewis Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963), commonly called C. S. Lewis and known to his friends and family as "Jack", was a novelist, poet, academic, medievalist,...
Candida Lycett Green Candida Lycett Green (born 1942) is the author of sixteen books including English Cottages, Goodbye London, The Perfect English House, Over the Hills and Far Away and The Dange...
Caro Fraser Caroline ("Caro") Fraser (born 1953) is a British novelist, and the daughter of writer George MacDonald Fraser, author of the Flashman books.
Caroline Grosvenor Caroline Susan Theodora Grosvenor CBE, née Stuart-Wortley, was a British novelist and artist.
Caroline Norton Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton (22 March 1808 – 15 June 1877) was an English feminist, social reformer, and author of the early and mid-nineteenth century.
Caryl Phillips Caryl Phillips (born 13 March 1958) is a Kittitian-British novelist, playwright and essayist.
Catherine Crowe Catherine Ann Crowe, née Stevens, (born 20 September 1803 in Borough Green, Kent, died 14 June 1876 in Folkestone), was an English novelist, story writer and playwright.
Cathy Cassidy Cathy Cassidy (born 13 June 1962) is a British author of young adult fiction, mainly focusing on domestic fiction.
Celia Morgan Celia Morgan (née Walden; born 30 December 1976) is a French-born British journalist, novelist and critic.
Celia Walden Celia Morgan (née Walden; born 30 December 1976) is a French-born British journalist, novelist and critic.
Cengiz Dağcı Cengiz Dağcı (9 March 1919 – 22 September 2011) was a Crimean Tatar novelist and poet.
Chaim Bermant Chaim Icyk Bermant (26 February 192920 January 1998) was a prominent Anglo-Jewish journalist, author and wit.
Charles Beadle Charles Beadle (October 27, 1881-unknown) was a novelist and pulp fiction writer, best known for his adventure stories in American pulp magazines, and for his novels of the bohemian life in ...
Charles Ross (1864-1930) Major-General Charles Ross (10 March 1864 – 21 December 1930), CB, DSO, was a British Army officer, active during the Boer War and the First World War, where he commanded 6th Division from 1915 ...
Charles Ross (British Army officer) Major-General Charles Ross (10 March 1864 – 21 December 1930), CB, DSO, was a British Army officer, active during the Boer War and the First World War, where he commanded 6th Division from 1915 ...
Charles Rowcroft Charles Rowcroft (1798, London – 1856), pastoralist and novelist, the son of Charles Thomas Rowcroft, a British consul in Peru.
Charles Whiting Charles Whiting (18 December 1926 – 24 July 2007), was a British writer and military historian and with some 350 books of fiction and non-fiction to his credit, under his own name and a va...
Charlotte Cooper (author) Charlotte Cooper (born 1968) is a London-based British writer and outspoken advocate for gay rights and fat acceptance.
Charlotte Greig Charlotte Greig (born 1954 in Malta) is a British novelist, playwright, singer and song-writer.
Cherry Drummond, 16th Baroness Strange Jean Cherry Drummond of Megginch, 16th Baroness Strange (17 December 1928 – Megginch Castle, 11 March 2005) was a cross bench hereditary peer in the House of Lords.
Chris Humphreys Chris Humphreys is a British actor, playwright and novelist.
Chris Mullin (politician) Christopher John Mullin is a British Labour Party politician and diarist who was the Member of Parliament for Sunderland South from 1987 to 2010.
Chris Ryan Sergeant ‘Chris Ryan’ MM (born 1961, Rowlands Gill) is the pseudonym of a former British Special Forces operative and soldier turned novelist.
Chris West Chris West (born 1954) is a British writer.
Derek Ansell Derek Ansell is a British novelist and biographer.
Derek Beaven Derek Beaven (born 1947 South London) is a British novelist.
Derek Lambert (author) Derek (William) Lambert (10 October 1929 – 10 April 2001.) was educated at Epsom College and was both an author of thrillers in his own name, writing also as Richard Falkirk, and a journalist.
Derek Robinson (novelist) Derek Robinson (born 1932) is a British author best known for his military aviation novels full of black humour.
Edward Luce Edward Luce (born 1 June 1968) is the former Washington bureau chief of the Financial Times, London.
Edward Nares Edward Nares (26 March 1762 – 23 July 1841) was an English historian and theologian, and general writer.
Edward Rutherfurd Edward Rutherfurd is a pen name for Francis Edward Wintle (born 1948 in Salisbury, England) known primarily as a writer of epic historical novels.
Edwy Searles Brooks Edwy Searles Brooks (11 November 1889 - 2 December 1965) was a British novelist who also wrote under the pen-names Berkeley Gray, Victor Gunn, Rex Madison, and Carlton Ross.
Edwyn Gray Edwyn Gray is a British author who specialises in naval writing although at times has written short stories.
Eleanor Hibbert Eleanor Hibbert (1 September 1906 – 18 January 1993) was an English author who wrote under various pen names.
Elfrida Vipont Elfrida Vipont was the pen name of Elfrida Vipont (Brown) Foulds (3 July 1902 – 14 March 1992), a British author of children's books.
Eliza Lynn Linton Eliza Lynn Linton (10 February 1822 – 14 July 1898) was a British novelist, essayist, and anti-feminist journalist.
Elizabeth Benger Elizabeth Ogilvy Benger (baptised on 15 June 1775 at West Camel, Somerset, died on 9 January 1827 in London) was an English biographer, novelist and poet.
Elizabeth Berridge (novelist) Elizabeth Berridge (3 December 1919 – 2 December 2009) was a British novelist and critic, most famous for the novels Across the Common, which won the 1964 Yorkshire Post Novel of t...
Elizabeth Corley Elizabeth Corley is the current CEO and managing director of Allianz Global Investors Europe, a company she has been with since April 2005.
Elizabeth Day Elizabeth Day (born 1978) is a British journalist and novelist.
Elizabeth Hamilton Elizabeth Hamilton was a British essayist, poet, satirist and novelist.
Elizabeth Mavor Elizabeth Mavor (17 December 1927 – 22 May 2013) was a British writer.
Elizabeth Taylor (novelist) Elizabeth Taylor (née Coles; 3 July 1912 – 19 November 1975) was a British novelist and short story writer.
Elizabeth von Arnim Elizabeth von Arnim (31 August 1866 – 9 February 1941), born Mary Annette Beauchamp, was an Australian-born British novelist.
Ella D'Arcy Ella D'Arcy (Constance Eleanor Mary Byrne D'Arcy) (1857? – 1937) was a short fiction writer in the late 19th and early 20th century.
Emanuel Litvinoff Emanuel Litvinoff (5 May 1915 – 24 September 2011) was a British writer and well-known figure in Anglo-Jewish literature, known for novels, short stories, poetry, plays and human rights campaigning.
Emily Barr Emily Barr is a British travel writer and novelist, author of novels such as Cuban Heels, Baggage, The Life You Want and, most recently The Perfect Lie.
Ernest George Henham Ernest George Henham was a Canadian-British author who wrote novels at the beginning of the 20th Century about Dartmoor and Devon, England.
Ernest Raymond Ernest Raymond (1888–1974) was a British novelist, best known for his first novel, Tell England (1922), set in World War I. His next biggest success was We, The Accused (1935), generally...
Ethel Lilian Voynich Ethel Lilian Voynich, née Boole (May 11, 1864–July 27, 1960) was an Irish novelist and musician, and a supporter of several revolutionary causes.
Ethel M. Dell Ethel M. Dell (2 August 1881 – 19 September 1939) was a British writer of over 30 popular romance novels and several short stories from 1911 to 1939.
Evelyn Whitaker Evelyn Whitaker (1844–1929) was an English children's writer.
F. M. Mayor Flora Macdonald Mayor, was an English novelist and short story writer who published under the name F. M. Mayor.
Flora Shaw Dame Flora Louise Shaw, Lady Lugard, (born 19 December 1852 – 25 January 1929) was a British journalist and writer.
Frances Sheridan Frances Sheridan (née Chamberlaine) (1724 – 26 September 1766) was an Anglo-Irish novelist and playwright.
Francis King Francis Henry King, CBE (4 March 19233 July 2011) was a British novelist, poet and short story writer.
Frank Baker (author) Frank Baker (1908–1982) wrote novels and short stories, mainly on fantastic or supernatural themes.
Frank Egerton Francis David Egerton is a British novelist, a tutor of creative writing at Oxford University and an Oxford University librarian.
Fred D'Aguiar Fred D'Aguiar (born 2 February 1960) is a British-Guyanese poet, novelist and playwright.
Frederic H. Balfour Frederic Henry Balfour (fl. 1871–1908) was a British expatriate editor, essayist, author, and sinologist, living in Shanghai during the Victorian era.
Frederick Chamier Frederick Chamier (1796–1870) was a novelist and naval captain born in London.
Frederick E. Smith (author) Frederick Escreet Smith is a British author, who is best known for his 1956 novel 633 Squadron about a Second World War RAF Mosquito squadron undertaking a seemingly impossible mission to bo...
Frederick Merrick White Frederick Merrick White (1859-1935) wrote a number of novels and short stories under the name "Fred M. White" including the six 'Doom of London' science-fiction stories, in which various catastr...
G. A. Henty George Alfred Henty (8 December 1832 – 16 November 1902), was a prolific English novelist and a special correspondent.
G. F. Newman Gordon Frank Newman (born 22 May 1946) is an English television producer and writer.
G. P. Taylor Graham Peter Taylor (born 1958 in Scarborough, North Yorkshire), pen-name G. P. Taylor, is the author of the best-selling novels Shadowmancer, Wormwood and Tersias.
G. S. Street George Slythe Street (18 July 1867 - 31 October 1936) was a British critic, journalist and novelist.
Gabriel Fielding Gabriel Fielding (25 March 1916, Hexham, Northumberland, England – 27 November 1986, Bellevue, Washington), pen name of Alan Gabriel Barnsley, was a British novelist whose works include: '...
Gabriel Josipovici Gabriel David Josipovici FBA, FRSL (born 8 October 1940) is a British novelist, short story writer, critic, literary theorist, and playwright.
Graham Seton Hutchison Lieutenant-Colonel Graham Seton Hutchison (1890–1946) was a British First World War army officer, military theorist, author of both adventure novels and non-fiction works and fascist activist.
Graham Taylor (author) Graham Peter Taylor, pen-name G. P. Taylor, is the author of the best-selling novels Shadowmancer, Wormwood and Tersias.
Gwyn Griffin Gwyn Griffin (1922–1967) was an English novelist.
H. M. Tomlinson Henry Major Tomlinson (21 June 1873 – 5 February 1958) was a British writer and journalist.
H. S. Bhabra Hargurchet Singh Bhabra (June 7, 1955 - June 1, 2000) was a British Asian writer and broadcaster who settled in Canada.
Hank Janson Hank Janson is both a fictional character and a pseudonym created by the English author Stephen Daniel Frances who died in 1989.
Harriet Parr Harriet Parr (1828-1900) was a British author of the Victorian era, who wrote under the pseudonym Holme Lee.
Harriett Jay Harriett Jay (1863–1932) was a British writer and playwright who often wrote under the pseudonym of Charles Marlowe.
Harry Beresford Harry Beresford (November 4, 1863 – October 4, 1944) was a stage actor in London and New York before going on the screen.
Helen Ashton Dr. Helen Rosaline Ashton M.B., B.S. (October 18, 1891-June 27, 1958) was a novelist, literary biographer and physician.
Helen Dunmore Helen Dunmore (born 12 December 1952) is a British poet, novelist and children's writer.
Helen Forrester Helen Forrester was the pen name of June Bhatia (née Huband) (6 June 1919 – 24 November 2011), who was an English author known for her books about her early childhood in Liverpool du...
Helen Maria Williams Helen Maria Williams (1761 or 1762 – 15 December 1827) was a British novelist, poet, and translator of French-language works.
Helen Oyeyemi Helen Olajumoke Oyeyemi (born 10 December 1984) is a British novelist.
Henry De Vere Stacpoole Henry De Vere Stacpoole (9 April 1863 – 12 April 1951) was an Irish author, born in Kingstown (now Dún Laoghaire).
Henry James Henry James, OM was an American writer who spent the bulk of his career in Britain.
Henry Kingsley Henry Kingsley (2 January 1830 – 24 May 1876) was an English novelist, brother of the better-known Charles Kingsley.
Hope Mirrlees Hope Mirrlees (8 April 1887–1 August 1978) was a British translator, poet and novelist.
Howard Sturgis Howard Overing Sturgis (January 30, 1855 – February 7, 1920) was an English-language novelist who wrote about same-sex love.
Ian Serraillier Ian Serraillier (24 September 1912 – 28 November 1994) was a British novelist and poet.
Ian Stuart Black Ian Stuart Black (21 March 1915, London – 13 October 1997) was a novelist, playwright and screenwriter.
Indra Sinha Indra Sinha (born in 1950 in Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India) is a British writer of English and Indian descent.
Inez Holden Beatrice Inez Lisette (Paget) Holden (21 November 1903- 30 May 1974) was a British writer and Bohemian social figure and journalist, also known for her association with George Orwell.
Ingrid Pitt Ingrid Pitt (21 November 193723 November 2010) was an actress best known for her work in horror films of the 1960s and 1970s.
Iris Gower Iris Davies (1935 – 20 July 2010), pen name Iris Gower, was a novelist, noted for her many historical romances, most of which are set in the British seaport of Swansea and the adjacent Gow...
Irvine Welsh Irvine Welsh (born 27 September 1958) is a Scottish novelist, playwright and short story writer.
Isidore Gordon Ascher Isidore Gordon Gottschalk Ascher (1835–1933) was a British-Canadian novelist and poet.
J. Allan Dunn Joseph Allan Dunn (1872–1941), best known as J. Allan Dunn, was one of the high-producing writers of the American pulp magazines.
Jacqueline Rayner Jacqueline Rayner is a best selling British author, best known for her work with the licensed fiction based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who.
Jaine Fenn Jaine Fenn is a British science fiction author.
Jakov Lind Jakov Lind (born Heinz Jakov Landwirth, 10 February 1927 in Vienna – 16 February 2007 in London) was an Austrian-British writer.
James Buchan The Honourable James Buchan (born 11 June 1954) is a Scottish novelist and journalist.
James Hanley (novelist) James (Joseph) Hanley (3 September 1897 – 11 November 1985) was a British novelist and playwright of Irish descent.
James Hannay James Hannay (17 February 1827 – 9 January 1873), was a Scottish novelist, journalist and diplomat.
James Herriot James Alfred "Alf" Wight, OBE, FRCVS (3 October 1916 – 23 February 1995), known by the pen name James Herriot, was a British veterinary surgeon and writer, who used his many years of exper...
James Justinian Morier James Justinian Morier (1780 – 19 March 1849) was a British diplomat and author noted for his novels about Qajar dynasty Iran, most famously for the Hajji Baba series.
Jane Lane (author) Jane Lane (1905–1978) was the pen name of Elaine Kidner Dakers, a British historical novelist and biographer distantly related to the Jane Lane who aided Charles II after his defeat at Wor...
Jane Sanderson Jane Sanderson (born 17 August 1962) is a British novelist.
Janey Scott Janey Scott Lewin, well known as Roberta Leigh is a British author and artist.
Jasvinder Sanghera Jasvinder Sanghera, CBE is an outspoken campaigner and advocate for the rights of those experiencing forced marriages and honour based abuse.
Jayne Joso Jayne Joso is a British novelist and writer.
Jean Rhys Jean Rhys CBE (24 August 1890 – 14 May 1979), born Ella Gwendolen Rees Williams, was a mid-20th-century novelist from Dominica.
Jeffrey Archer Jeffrey Howard Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare (born 15 April 1940) is an English author and former politician.
Jenny Colgan Jenny Colgan (born 1972 in Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland) is a British chick-lit writer of romantic comedies since 2000.
Jenny Downham Jenny Downham (born 1964) is a British novelist and an ex-actress.
Jenny Pitman Jenny Pitman (born 11 June 1946) is a former British racehorse trainer and author.
John Gardner (British writer) John Edmund Gardner (20 November 1926 – 3 August 2007) was an English spy and thriller novelist, best known for his James Bond continuation novels, but also for his series of Boysie Oakes b...
John Hay Beith Major General John Hay Beith, CBE (17 April 1876 – 22 September 1952), was a British schoolmaster and soldier, but he is best remembered as a novelist, playwright, essayist and historian w...
John Helmer John Helmer (born 1956) is a musician and part-time writer best known for contributing lyrics for Marillion.
John Lawton (author) John Lawton is a producer/director in television, and an author of historical/crime/espionage novels set primarily in England during World War II and the Cold War.
John Lodwick John Alan Patrick Lodwick (2 March 1916 – 18 March 1959) was a British novelist.
Joseph Conrad Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski Berdichev, Imperial Russia, 3 December 1857 – 3 August 1924, Bishopsbourne, Kent, England) was a Polish author who wrote in English a...
Josephine Hart Josephine Hart, Lady Saatchi (1 March 1942 – 2 June 2011) was an Irish writer, theatrical producer and television presenter who lived in London.
Julia Blackburn Julia Blackburn (born 1948) is a British author of both fiction and non-fiction.
Julia Darling Julia Rose Darling (21 August 1956 – 13 April 2005) was an award-winning British novelist, poet and dramatist.
Julia Frankau Julia Frankau, née Julia Davis (30 July 1859-17 March 1916) was a successful novelist who wrote under the name Frank Danby.
Julia Golding Julia Golding (born March 1969) is a British novelist.
Julia Kavanagh Julia Kavanagh (7 January 1824 – 28 October 1877) was an Irish novelist, born at Thurles in Tipperary, Ireland.
Julian Barnes Julian Patrick Barnes (born 19 January 1946) is an English writer.
Julian Fellowes Julian Alexander Kitchener-Fellowes, Baron Fellowes of West Stafford DL (born 17 August 1949), known professionally as Julian Fellowes, is an English actor, novelist, film director and scr...
Julian Stockwin Julian Stockwin is an author of historical action-adventure fiction.
Julie Myerson Julie Myerson (born Julie Susan Pike, 2 June 1960) is an English author and critic.
Linda Newbery Linda Newbery is a British writer known best for young-adult fiction—where she entered the market, although she has broadened her range to encompass all ages.
Lindsay Ashford Lindsay Ashford is a British crime novelist and journalist.
Lindsay Clarke Lindsay Clarke (born 1939, Halifax, West Yorkshire) is a British novelist.
Lionel Britton Lionel Erskine Nimmo Britton (4 November 1887 – 9 January 1971) was a British working-class author.
Lisa Appignanesi Lisa Appignanesi OBE (born 4 January 1946) is a British writer, novelist, and campaigner for free expression.
Lisa Jewell Lisa Jewell is a popular British author of chick lit fiction.
Louis Tracy Louis Tracy was a British journalist, and prolific writer of fiction.
Louise Mensch Louise Mensch (born 28 June 1971), née Louise Daphne Bagshawe, is an English author who writes under her maiden name.
Lucilla Andrews Lucilla Matthew Andrews Crichton (20 November 1919 – 3 October 2006) was a British romantic novelist who wrote as Lucilla Andrews.
Madeleine Wickham Madeleine Wickham (born Madeleine Townley on 12 December 1969) is an English author of chick lit who is most known for her work under the pen name Sophie Kinsella.
Maggie Hemingway Maggie Hemingway (17 March 1946 – 9 May 1993) was a British novelist.
Maggie O'Farrell Maggie O'Farrell (born 1972, Coleraine Northern Ireland) is a Northern Irish author of contemporary fiction, who features in Waterstones' 25 Authors for the Future It is possible to identify...
Maggie Power Maggie Power (born 1971) is a British novelist.
Malcolm Lowry Clarence Malcolm Lowry (28 July 1909 – 26 June 1957) was an English poet and novelist who is best known for his novel 1947 Under the Volcano, which was voted No. 11 in the Modern Librar...
Manning Norvil Henry Kenneth Bulmer (14 January 1921 – 16 December 2005) was a British author, primarily of science fiction.
Marc Gascoigne Marc Gascoigne (born 5 July 1962 at Temple Ewell with River, near Dover, Kent) is a British author and editor.
Margaret Pedler Margaret Pedler (died 28 December 1948) was a British novelist, who wrote popular works of romantic fiction.
Margaret Raine Hunt Margaret Hunt (1831–1912) was a British novelist and translator of the tales of the Brothers Grimm.
Margiad Evans Margiad Evans was the pseudonym of Peggy Eileen Whistler (17 March 1909 – 17 March 1958), an English poet, novelist and illustrator with a lifelong identification with the Welsh border country.
Marian Lines Marian Alice Lines (née Berry-Hart; 27 November 1933 – 10 November 2012) was a British writer and actress.
Marina Warner Marina Sarah Warner, CBE, FBA FRSL (born 9 November 1946 in London, England) is a British novelist, short story writer, historian and mythographer.
Marius Lyle Marius Lyle was the pseudonym of Una Maud Lyle Smyth (10 July 1872 – 14 July 1964), a British novelist and short story writer.
Mark Lawrence (author) Mark Lawrence (born January 1, 1968) is a novelist of dual nationality (American and British).
Mark Timlin Mark Timlin is a British author best known for his series of novels featuring Nick Sharman, a former Metropolitan Police officer who takes up the profession of private investigator in South London.
Matthew Kneale Matthew Kneale (born 24 November 1960) is a British writer, best known for his 2000 novel English Passengers.
Matthew Yorke Matthew Yorke (born 24 November 1958) is a British novelist and editor.
Maurice Samuel Maurice Samuel (February 8, 1895 – May 4, 1972) was a Romanian-born British and American novelist, translator and lecturer.
Max Pemberton Sir Max Pemberton (19 June 1863 – 22 February 1950) was a popular British novelist, working mainly in the adventure and mystery genres.
May Crommelin Maria Henrietta de la Cherois Crommelin, known as May de la Cherois Crommelin, (1850–1930) was a novelist and travel writer born in Ulster, Ireland at Carrowdore Castle in...
Meira Chand Meira Chand is a novelist born in London of Indian and Swiss descent.
Melissa Nathan Melissa Jane Nathan (13 June 1968 – 7 April 2006) was a journalist and UK author of popular "chick lit" novels in the early 2000s.
Melvin Burgess Melvin Burgess (born 25 April 1954) is a British writer of children's fiction.
Melvyn Bragg Melvyn Bragg, Baron Bragg, FRS, FBA, FRSA, FRSL, FRTS (born 6 October 1939), is an English broadcaster and author, best known for his work with ITV as editor and presenter of the The South Ban...
Menon Marath Sankarankutti Menon Marath, better known as Menon Marath, (born in 1906(?) in Kerala – died 2 January 2003) was an Indo-Anglican novelist who settled in England and spent more than half of his l...
Meriol Trevor Meriol Trevor was one of the most prolific Roman Catholic women writers of the twentieth century.
Mervyn Jones (writer) Mervyn Jones (27 February 1922 – 23 February 2010) was a British biographer and novelist, the son of psychoanalyst Ernest Jones.
Mez Packer Mez Packer is an English novelist, born in Essex in 1966.
Michael Asher (explorer) Michael Asher is an author, historian, deep ecologist, and notable desert explorer who has covered more than 30,000 miles on foot and camel.
Michael Astor The Hon. Michael Langhorne Astor (10 April 1916 — 28 February 1980) was a British Conservative Party politician and fourth child of Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor, and Nancy Witcher Langhorne...
Michael Butterworth Michael Butterworth is a British author and publisher who has written many novels and short stories, particularly in the genre of science fiction.
Michael Dobbs Michael Dobbs, Baron Dobbs (born 14 November 1948) is a British Conservative politician and best-selling author.
Michael Jecks Michael Jecks (born 1960, Surrey) is a writer of historical mystery novels.
Michael Korda Michael Korda (born 8 October 1933) is a writer and novelist who was editor-in-Chief of Simon & Schuster in New York City.
Mike Gayle Mike Gayle (born October 1970, Birmingham) is an English author.
Monica Dickens Monica Enid Dickens, MBE (10 May 1915 – 25 December 1992) was an English writer, the great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens.
Mrs Henry de la Pasture Mrs Henry de la Pasture (1866 – 30 October 1945), born Elizabeth Lydia Rosabelle Bonham, and after her second marriage styled Lady Clifford, was a British novelist and dramatist.
Norman Collins Norman Collins (3 October 1907 – 1982) was a British writer, and later a radio and television executive, who became one of the major figures behind the establishment of the Independent Televisio...
Norman Douglas George Norman Douglas (8 December 1868 – 7 February 1952) was a British writer, now best known for his 1917 novel South Wind.
Obi Egbuna Obi Benue Egbuna July 18, 1938 - January 18, 2014, is a Nigerian-born novelist, playwright and political activist, most famous for leading the United Coloured People’s Association (UCPA) and bei...
Oliver Onions George Oliver Onions (b. 13 November 1873 – d. 9 April 1961) was a British writer of story collections and over 40 novels.
Olivia Manning Olivia Mary Manning CBE (2 March 1908 – 23 July 1980) was a British novelist, poet, writer and reviewer.
Oscar Moore (novelist) Oscar Moore (23 March 1960 – 12 September 1996) was a British journalist and the author of one novel, A Matter of Life and Sex, published in 1991 originally under the pseudonym Alec F. Moran...
Ouida Ouida (1 January 1839 – 25 January 1908) was the pseudonym of the English novelist Maria Louise Ramé (although she preferred to be known as Marie Louise de la Ramée).
P. G. Wodehouse Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE (15 October 188114 February 1975) was an English humorist, whose body of work includes novels, short stories, plays, poems, song lyrics and numerous pieces of...
P. L. Travers Pamela Lyndon Travers, OBE (born Helen Lyndon Goff; 9 August 189923 April 1996), was an Australian-British novelist, actress and journalist.
Pamela Brown (writer) Pamela Brown (December 31, 1924–1989) was a British writer, actress and television producer.
Pamela Ropner Pamela Christine Ropner (1931 – 4 July 2013) was a British author.
Patricia Duncker Patricia Duncker (born 29 June 1951) is a British novelist and academic.
Patricia Moyes Patricia Pakenham-Walsh, also known as Patricia Moyes (19 January 1923 – 2 August 2000) was a British mystery writer.
Patrick Gale Patrick Gale (born 1962, Isle of Wight) is a British novelist who lives in Cornwall.
Patrick McGuinness (writer) Patrick McGuinness is Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Oxford University, and is also known as a poet and novelist.
Paul Griffiths (writer) Paul Anthony Griffiths OBE (born 24 November 1947) is a British music critic, novelist and librettist.
Paul Roche Donald Robert Paul Roche (26 September 1916 – 30 October 2007) was a British poet, novelist, and professor of English, a critically acclaimed translator of Greek and Latin classics, notably the ...
Paul Torday Paul Torday is a British writer and the author of the comic novel, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.
Paula Clamp Paula Clamp (born 1967, Nottinghamshire, England) is a novelist, playwright and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Ulster.
Pauline Holdstock Pauline Holdstock (born 1948) is a British-Canadian essayist and writer of historical fiction.
Penelope Lively Dame Penelope Margaret Lively, DBE, FRSL (born 17 March 1933) is a prolific, popular and critically acclaimed writer of fiction for both children and adults.
Penelope Mortimer Penelope Ruth Mortimer (née Penelope Fletcher, 19 September 1918 – 19 October 1999), was a British journalist, biographer and novelist.
Peter George (author) Peter Bryan George (24 March 1924 – 1 June 1966) was a British author, most famous for the 1958 Cold War thriller novel Red Alert, also known as Two Hours to Doom, written under the pen ...
Peter Hunt (literary critic) Peter Hunt (born 1945) is a British scholar who is Professor Emeritus in Children's Literature at Cardiff University.
Philip Caveney Philip Caveney (born 1951) is a British children's author, best known for the Sebastian Darke, Alec Devlin and Movie Maniacs novels.
Philip Oakes Philip Barlow Oakes (31 January 1928 – 18 December 2005) was a British journalist, poet and novelist.
Philip Sessarego Philip Anthony Sessarego (31 December 1952 – November 2008) was a former soldier of the British Army, conman, and best-selling author of the book Jihad! The Secret War in Afghanistan that wa...
Phyllis Bottome Phyllis Forbes Dennis (31 May 1884 – 22 August 1963) was a British novelist and short story writer who wrote under her birth name, Phyllis Bottome.
Pierre Stephen Robert Payne Pierre Stephen Robert Payne, was a novelist, historian, poet, biographer, professor of English poetry in naval architecture and head of English department, Alabama College, Montevallo.
Piers Paul Read Piers Paul Read, FRSL (born 7 March 1941) is an award-winning English novelist, historian and biographer.
Preethi Nair Preethi Nair (born 1971) is a British author of Indian heritage.
R. C. Hutchinson Ray Coryton Hutchinson (23 January 1907 – 3 July 1975) was a best-selling British novelist.
Rabai al-Madhoun Rabai al-Madhoun (born 1945) is a Palestinian journalist, novelist and writer.
Rabina Khan Rabina Khan (born 15 September 1972) is a Bangladeshi-born British writer independent politician, councillor for Shadwell, Cabinet member for housing in Tower Hamlets London Borough Council, com...
Rachel Billington Lady Rachel Billington (born 11 May 1942) is a British author, the daughter of the Earl and Countess of Longford (Frank and Elizabeth Pakenham), who were both eminent writers.
Richard Leigh (author) Richard Harris Leigh (16 August 1943 – 21 November 2007) was a novelist and short story writer born in New Jersey, USA to a British father and an American mother, who spent most of his life in t...
Richard Llewellyn Richard Dafydd Vivian Llewellyn Lloyd (8 December 1906 – 30 November 1983), better known by his pen name Richard Llewellyn, was a British novelist.
Richard Marsh (author) Richard Marsh (12 October 1857 – 9 August 1915) was the pseudonym of the British author born Richard Bernard Heldmann.
Richard Stapley Richard Stapley (June 20, 1923 – March 5, 2010), also known by the stage name Richard Wyler, was a British-born American actor and writer.
Ritchie Perry Ritchie Perry is a British writer of spy and adventure crime fiction.
Roald Dahl Roald Dahl (13 September 191623 November 1990) was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, fighter pilot and screenwriter.
Robert Erskine Childers Robert Erskine Childers DSC (25 June 1870 – 24 November 1922), universally known as Erskine Childers, was the author of the influential novel The Riddle of the Sands and an Irish nat...
Roger Longrigg Roger Erskine Longrigg was a prolific British novelist.
Roland Camberton Roland Camberton was a British writer whose real name was Henry Cohen, though his family also knew him as Harry.
Romesh Gunesekera Romesh Gunesekera FRSL is a British author with a Sri Lankan background.
Ronald Barnes, 3rd Baron Gorell Ronald Gorell Barnes, 3rd Baron Gorell (16 April 1884 – 2 May 1963) was a British peer, Liberal politician, poet, author and newspaper editor.
Ronald Bassett Ronald Leslie Bassett DSM (born 10 April 1924) is a British writer and novelist.
Ronald Firbank Arthur Annesley Ronald Firbank (17 January 1886 – 21 May 1926) was an innovative British novelist.
Ronald Ross Sir Ronald Ross, KCB, FRS (13 May 1857 – 16 September 1932), was an Indian-born British medical doctor who received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1902 for his work on malaria.
Rosemary Anne Sisson Rosemary Anne Sisson (born 13 October 1923) is a British television dramatist and novelist.
Rosemary Sutcliff Rosemary Sutcliff CBE (14 December 1920 – 23 July 1992) was a British novelist best known for children's books, especially historical fiction and retellings of myths and legends.
Rudyard Kipling Joseph Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist.
Rupert Holmes Rupert Holmes (born February 24, 1947) is a British-born American composer, singer-songwriter, musician and author of plays, novels and stories.
Rupert Thomson Rupert Thomson (born in Eastbourne, East Sussex on November 5th 1955) is an English author.
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, CBE (7 May 19273 April 2013) was a German-born British and American Booker prize-winning novelist, short story writer and two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter.
Sally Wentworth Sally Wentworth was the pseudonym used by Doreen Hornsblow (died 2001), a British romance writer of 70 romance novels in Mills & Boon's from 1977 to 1999.
Salman Rushdie Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie (अहमद सलमान रुशदी (Devanagari), (Nastaʿlīq); born 19 June 1947) is a British Indian novelist and essayist.
Sam Leith Sam Leith (born 1 January 1974) is a British author, journalist and columnist.
Sam Thompson (writer) Sam Thompson was a Northern Irish playwright best known for his controversial plays Over the Bridge, which exposes sectarianism, and Cemented with Love, which focuses on political corruption.
Santa Montefiore Santa Montefiore, born Santa Palmer-Tomkinson (born 2 February 1970), is a British author.
Sarah Bryant (author) Sarah Bryant (born 1973 in Brunswick, Maine, USA) is a contemporary British based science fiction writer.
Sarah Gainham Sarah Gainham (London, 1 October 1915 – Petronell, Austria, 24 November 1999) is the pseudonym of Sarah Rachel Stainer Ames a British novelist.
Sarah Holland Sarah Holland (born November 1961 at Folkestone, Kent, England) is a writer, actress and singer best known for her 22 romantic novels for Harlequin which have been published in over 130 countrie...
Sarah Scott Sarah Scott (née Robinson) (21 September 1720 – 3 November 1795) was an English novelist, translator, and social reformer.
Sarah Waters Sarah Waters (born 21 July 1966) is a Welsh novelist.
Shamim Azad Shamim Azad (শামীম আজাদ; born 11 November 1952) is a Bangladeshi-born British bilingual poet, storyteller and writer.
Shaun Hutson Shaun Hutson (born 1958) is a writer of novels including horror novels and dark urban thrillers.
Shirley Conran Shirley Conran (born 21 September 1932) is a British novelist and journalist.
Simon Lelic Simon Lelic is a British author who has written the books Rupture, The Facility and The Child Who Simon Lelic was born in Brighton in 1976 and returned there after living in London for over a de...
Simon Maginn Simon Maginn (born 1961 in Wallasey, Merseyside) is a British writer who has published five novels under his own name: Sheep (Corgi 1994), Virgins and Martyrs (Corgi, 1995), A Sickness...
Simon Mawer Simon Mawer (born 1948, England) is a British author who lives in Italy.
Simon Scarrow Simon Scarrow is a UK-based author, born in Nigeria and now based in Norfolk.
Siobhan Dowd Siobhan Dowd (4 February 1960 – 21 August 2007) was a British writer and activist.
Siobhan MacGowan Siobhan MacGowan (born in Brighton, England in 1963) is an Anglo-Irish journalist and musician.
Siân Busby Siân Elizabeth Busby (19 November 1960 – 4 September 2012) was a British writer.
Sophie Kinsella Madeleine Wickham (born Madeleine Townley on 12 December 1969) is an English author of chick lit who is most known for her work under the pen name Sophie Kinsella.
Stacy Aumonier Stacy Aumonier (1877–1928) was a British writer, sometimes mistakenly credited as Stacey Aumonier.
Stav Sherez Stav Sherez is a British novelist whose first novel, The Devil's Playground, was published in 2004 by Penguin Books and was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey Dagger.
Stef Penney Stef Penney (born 1969 in Edinburgh) is a filmmaker and writer.
Stel Pavlou Stelios Grant Pavlou (born 22 November 1970) is a British author and screenwriter.
Stella Duffy Stella Duffy is a writer and performer born in London who spent her childhood in New Zealand before returning to the UK.
Stephen Clarke (writer) Stephen Clarke (born 15 October 1958 in St. Albans) is a British author who lives and works in Paris and has declared and explained his love to France: "I love France because here you are workin...
Stephen Hudson Stephen Hudson (1868–29 October 1944) is a pseudonym of the British novelist and translator Sydney Schiff, whose work was published in the 1910s, '20s, and '30s.
Stephen Hunt (author) Stephen Hunt is a writer best known for a series of fantasy novels with steampunk elements known as the Jackelian series, whose central setting is a nation somewhat resembling Victorian England ...
Stewart Binns Stewart Binns is a British author and filmmaker who has produced many BAFTA, Grierson and Peabody award-winning documentaries.
Stuart Clark (author) Stuart Clark is a contemporary English writer and widely read astronomy journalist.
Susan Ertz Susan Ertz (1894 – 11 April 1985) was a British fiction writer and novelist, known for her "sentimental tales of genteel life in the country."
Susan Sellers Susan Sellers is a British author, translator, editor and novelist.
Susanna Rowson Susanna Rowson, née Haswell (1762 – 2 March 1824) was a British-American novelist, poet, playwright, religious writer, stage actress, and educator.
Susannah Gunning Susannah Gunning (c. 1740 – 28 August 1800 London) was a British novelist.
Susie Boyt Susie Boyt (born January 1969) is a British novelist.
Sybil Marshall Sybil Marshall (26 November 1913 – 29 August 2005) was a British writer, teacher and educationalist.
T. Llew Jones Thomas Llewelyn Jones (11 October 1915 – 9 January 2009) was a Welsh language writer who, over a writing career of more than 50 years, was one of the most prolific and popular authors of childre...
Thomas Hinde (novelist) Sir Thomas Willes Chitty, 3rd Baronet (born 1926), better known as Thomas Hinde, is a British novelist.
Thomas Hope (1769-1831) Thomas Hope (30 August 1769 – 3 February 1830/1831), was a Dutch and British merchant banker, author, philosopher and art collector, best known for his novel Anastasius a work which many ex...
Thomas Jefferson Hogg Thomas Jefferson Hogg (24 May 1792 – 27 August 1862) was a British barrister and writer best known for his friendship with the Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Thomas Wemyss Reid Sir Thomas Wemyss Reid (29 March 1842 – 26 February 1905) was a British newspaper editor, novelist and biographer.
Tibor Fischer Tibor Fischer (born 15 November 1959 in Stockport, England) is a British novelist and short story writer.
Tim Parks Timothy Harold "Tim" Parks (born 19 December 1954 in Manchester) is a British novelist, translator and author.
Tim Willocks Timothy "Tim" Willocks is a British physician and novelist.
Timothy Mo Timothy Peter Mo (毛翔青) (born 30 December 1950,) is an Anglo-Chinese novelist.
Tom Cain (author) David Thomas, better known by the pen name Tom Cain, is an English journalist and author of a series of thriller novels based around the fictional character Samuel Carver.
Tom Holt Tom Holt (Thomas Charles Louis Holt; born 13 September 1961) is a British novelist.
Tom Stacey Tom Stacey FRSL (born 11 January 1930) is a British novelist, publisher, screenwriter, foreign correspondent, and penologist.
Tony Klinger Tony Klinger (born 29 January 1950) is a British film-maker, author and media executive.
Urien Wiliam Urien Wiliam, was a Welsh language novelist and dramatist.
V. S. Naipaul Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul (or b. 17 August 1932), is a Trinidad-born Nobel Prize-winning British writer known for the comic early novels of Trinidad, the bleaker later novels of the wider w...
Valentine Cameron Prinsep Valentine Cameron Prinsep RA, often known as Val Prinsep, (14 February 1838 – 11 November 1904) was a British painter of the Pre-Raphaelite school.
Vanora Bennett Vanora Bennett is a British author and award-winning journalist.
Vernon Lee Vernon Lee was the pseudonym of the British writer Violet Paget (14 October 1856 – 13 February 1935).
Victor Headley Victor Headley (born 1959) is a Jamaican-born British author.
Violet Hunt Isobel Violet Hunt (28 September 1862 – 16 January 1942) was a British author and literary hostess.
William John Locke William John Locke (20 March 1863 – 15 May 1930) was a novelist and playwright, born in Cunningsbury St George, Christ Church, Demerara, British Guyana on the 20th March 1863, the eldest son of ...