Author

C. S. Forester

British novelist (1899-1966)

1899   -   1966

country of citizenship: United Kingdom
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: Dulwich College, King's College London, Alleyn's School
occupation: writer, screenwriter, novelist, journalist
award received: James Tait Black Memorial Prize

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Cecil Louis Troughton Smith (27 August 1899 – 2 April 1966), known by his pen name Cecil Scott "C. S." Forester, was an English novelist known for writing tales of naval warfare, such as the 12-book Horatio Hornblower series depicting a Royal Navy officer during the Napoleonic wars. The Hornblower novels A Ship of the Line and Flying Colours were jointly awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction in 1938. His other works include The African Queen (1935; turned into a 1951 film by John Huston) and The Good Shepherd (1955; turned into a 2020 film, Greyhound, adapted by and starring Tom Hanks).
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