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 Portchester, United Kingdom

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

    South Africa

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    East End of London, Eurasia, London Borough of Hackney

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

    Stephen Fry Hampstead, London, United Kingdom

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    Eleanor Hibbert is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain

    Eleanor Hibbert Kensington, London, United Kingdom

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

    Jackie Collins London, United Kingdom

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

    Jeanette Winterson Manchester, United Kingdom

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    Zürich, Switzerland

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    Harrow^! London, London, United Kingdom

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    Kensington, London, United Kingdom

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    East Kilbride, Scotland

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    Manchester, United Kingdom

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    Manchester, United Kingdom

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    Liverpool, United Kingdom

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    Muriel Spark is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain

    Muriel Spark Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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    Cologne, Germany

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    Devon, United Kingdom

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    Elias Canetti is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain

    Elias Canetti Ruse, Bulgaria, Severen tsentralen

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    Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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

    Will Self North London, London, United Kingdom

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    Arthur Koestler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Great Britain

    Arthur Koestler Budapest, Hungary

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    London, United Kingdom

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    Swansea, United Kingdom

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    Glasgow, Scotland

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    London, United Kingdom

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    Staffordshire, United Kingdom

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    Highland Park, Detroit, Michigan

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    London, United Kingdom

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    Cardiff, United Kingdom

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    Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago

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    Herne Hill, London, United Kingdom

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    Cairo, Egypt

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    Siklós, Hungary

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    Manchester, United Kingdom

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    Netherlands, South Holland, The Hague

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    England

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    Liverpool, United Kingdom

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    London, England

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    Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands

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    Moris Farhi Turkey, Ankara

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    Matfield, United Kingdom

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    Budapest, Hungary

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    Berkshire, United Kingdom

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    Berlin, Germany

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    England, London

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    Sydney, Australia

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    Northwood, London, United Kingdom

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