British Famous Writers from Great Britain

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List of famous writers from Great Britain, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Great Britain is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best British writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Great Britain and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

This list has everything from Rose Fyleman to David Bret.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular British writers?" and "Which writers are from Great Britain?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Great Britain in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Great Britain, but they're all of Great Britain descent.

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Neil Gaiman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain
Neil Gaiman age 57

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South Africa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain

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Harold Pinter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain
Harold Pinter Died at 78 (1930-2008)

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Stephen Fry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain
Stephen Fry age 60

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Eleanor Hibbert is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain
Eleanor Hibbert Died at 87 (1906-1993)

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Jackie Collins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain

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Jeanette Winterson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain

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Alain de Botton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain

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Michael Rosen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain
Michael Rosen age 71

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Leonard Woolf is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain
Leonard Woolf Died at 89 (1880-1969)

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Muriel Gray is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain
Muriel Gray age 59

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Howard Jacobson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain

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Marghanita Laski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain
Marghanita Laski Died at 73 (1915-1988)

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Linda Grant is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain
Linda Grant age 66

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Muriel Spark is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain
Muriel Spark Died at 88 (1918-2006)

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Ruth Prawer Jhabvala is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Died at 86 (1927-2013)

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Betty Neels is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain
Betty Neels Died at 92 (1909-2001)

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Elias Canetti is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain
Elias Canetti Died at 89 (1905-1994)

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Frederic Raphael is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain

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Will Self is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain
Will Self age 56

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Arthur Koestler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain
Arthur Koestler Died at 78 (1905-1983)

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Eleanor Farjeon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain
Eleanor Farjeon Died at 84 (1881-1965)

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Mary Balogh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain
Mary Balogh age 73

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Ivor Cutler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain
Ivor Cutler Died at 83 (1923-2006)

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Israel Zangwill is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain
Israel Zangwill Died at 62 (1864-1926)

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Margaret Mayo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain
Margaret Mayo age 81

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Richard Ellmann is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain
Richard Ellmann Died at 69 (1918-1987)

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Janey Scott is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain
Janey Scott age 90

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Bernice Rubens is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain
Bernice Rubens Died at 76 (1928-2004)

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Cathy Williams is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain

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Anita Brookner is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain

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Jane Feather is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain
Jane Feather age 72

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George Mikes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain
George Mikes Died at 75 (1912-1987)

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Louis Golding is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain
Louis Golding Died at 63 (1895-1958)

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Ian Buruma is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain
Ian Buruma age 66

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Anne Weale is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain
Anne Weale Died at 78 (1929-2007)

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Flora Kidd is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain
Flora Kidd Died at 82 (1926-2008)

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Alan Coren is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain
Alan Coren Died at 69 (1938-2007)

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John Gabriel Stedman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain
John Gabriel Stedman Died at 53 (1744-1797)

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Moris Farhi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain
Moris Farhi age 82

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Siegfried Sassoon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain
Siegfried Sassoon Died at 81 (1886-1967)

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Jennifer Taylor is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain

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Nicholas Kaldor is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain
Nicholas Kaldor Died at 78 (1908-1986)

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Liz Fielding is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain

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Judith Kerr is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain
Judith Kerr age 94

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Leo Marks is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain
Leo Marks Died at 81 (1920-2001)

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Laurence Lerner is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain

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Joseph Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain
Joseph Jacobs Died at 62 (1854-1916)

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Nan Chauncy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain
Nan Chauncy Died at 70 (1900-1970)

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Diana Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain