John Galsworthy Biography

Author, Playwright, Poet (1867–1933)
Nobel Prize winning English novelist and playwright John Galsworthy is remembered for evoking Victorian and Edwardian upper middle-class life in his work.


John Galsworthy was born August 14, 1867, in Kingston Hill, England. For his first works, From the Four Winds (1897), a collection of short stories, and the novel Jocelyn (1898), he used the pseudonym John Sinjohn. The Island Pharisees (1904) was the first book to appear under his own name. Galsworthy won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1932. In addition to novels, he also wrote plays and verse.

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