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J. B. Priestley

English writer

1894   -   1984

country of citizenship: United Kingdom
educated at: Trinity Hall
occupation: novelist, playwright, librettist, writer, journalist, literary critic, science fiction writer, children's writer
award received: James Tait Black Memorial Prize
www.jbpriestley-society.com

John Boynton Priestley, OM (; 13 September 1894 – 14 August 1984), known by his pen name J.B. Priestley, was an English novelist, playwright, scriptwriter, social commentator and broadcaster. His Yorkshire background is reflected in much of his fiction, notably in The Good Companions (1929), which first brought him to wide public notice. Many of his plays are structured around a time slip, and he went on to develop a new theory of time, with different dimensions that link past, present, and future. In 1940, he broadcast a series of short propaganda radio shows that were credited with strengthening civilian morale during the Battle of Britain. His left-wing beliefs brought him into conflict with the government, and influenced the birth of the welfare state. The programme was eventually cancelled by the BBC for being too critical of the government. He is perhaps best known for his popular 1945 play An Inspector Calls.
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works

20

An Inspector Calls

play written by English dramatist J. B. Priestley

author: J. B. Priestley

1947

They Came to a City

play written by J. B. Priestley

author: J. B. Priestley

Bright Day

book

author: J. B. Priestley

1946

Angel Pavement

book by J.B. Priestley

author: J. B. Priestley

1930

Dangerous Corner

play written by J. B. Priestley

author: J. B. Priestley

Eden End

play written by J. B. Priestley

author: J. B. Priestley

English Journey

book by J.B. Priestley

author: J. B. Priestley

The Linden Tree

play written by J. B. Priestley

author: J. B. Priestley

Desde el paraíso

libro de John Boynton Priestley

author: J. B. Priestley

I Have Been Here Before

play written by J. B. Priestley

author: J. B. Priestley

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