G.K. Chesterton Biography

Journalist, Author, Academic (1874–1936)
G.K. Chesterton wrote an eclectic body of work, from journalism to poetry. His biggest hit was a series of detective novels Father Brown.


G.K. Chesterton was born on May 29, 1874 in London. He was known for writing academic commentary, poetry and short stories. His interest in theology and conversion to Catholicism led him to write religious fiction. In 1908, he wrote the novel The Man Who Was Thursday. His most popular work was a detective series featuring a sleuth named Father Brown. He died in 1936.

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