J. B. Priestley (1894-1984)
John Boynton Priestley, born in Bradford on September 13th 1894, was a popular novelist, playwright, critic and broadcaster.
He was educated in Bradford and at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He had already made a reputation by his critical writings, such as The English Comic Characters (1925), when he gained wide popularity with his 1929 novel The Good Companions. This was followed by other humorous novels, including Angel Pavement (1930), Let the People Sing (1939), Jenny Villiers (1947) and The Magicians (1954).
He was also renowned as a dramatist with plays such as Dangerous Corner (1932), Time and the Conways (1937) and An Inspector Calls (1945).