Saturday, March 31, 2007

Author Birthdays

March 31

John Fowles

Writer. Born in 1926 in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SE England, UK. He studied at Oxford, served in the Royal Marines (1945–6), became a teacher, and published his first novel, The Collector, in 1963. His writings combine a topographical interest in Devon, a respect for the Victorian novel of social life and personal relationships, and an interest in contemporary developments in the French novel. His books include The Magus (1966), The French Lieutenant's Woman (1969, filmed with a script by Pinter, 1981), The Ebony Tower (1974, televised 1984), A Maggot (1985), and Tessera (1993). Other work includes the autobiographical Daniel Martin (1977), a book of essays entitled Wormholes (1998), and The Journals: Volume 1 (2003).

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