(December 3, 1857 - August 3, 1924)
Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski) was a Polish-born English novelist.
William Makepeace Thackeray
(July 18, 1811 - December 24, 1863)
William Makepeace Thackeray was an English novelist of the 19th century. He was famous for his satirical works, particularly "Vanity Fair", a panoramic portrait of English society.
(September 15, 1890 - January 12, 1976)
Dame Agatha Christie was a British crime writer of novels, short stories, and plays. She also wrote romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but she is best remembered for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections (especially those featuring Hercule Poirot or Miss Jane Marple), and her successful West End plays.
James Hadley Chase
(December 24, 1906 - February 6, 1985)
James Hadley Chase is the best-known pseudonym of the British writer Rene Brabazon Raymond who also wrote under the names James L. Docherty, Ambrose Grant, and Raymond Marshall. Chase is one of the best known thriller writers of all time. The canon of Chase, comprising ninety titles, has earned for him a reputation as the king of thriller writers in Europe. He is also one of the internationally best-selling authors, and 50 of his books have been made into films.
Daphne du Maurier
(May 13, 1907 - April 19, 1989)
Dame Daphne du Maurier, Lady Browning was a British author and playwright. Many of her works have been adapted into films, including the novels Rebecca
(which won the Best Picture Oscar in 1941) and Jamaica Inn
and the short stories "The Birds" and "Don't Look Now". The first three were directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Her elder sister was the writer Angela du Maurier. Her father was the actor Gerald du Maurier. Her grandfather was the writer George du Maurier.