John Galsworthy (14 August, 1867 – 31 January, 1933) was an English novelist and playwright, as well as the 1932 Nobel Prize in Literature winner.
- Mr. Galsworthy was born in Surrey, England to a prosperous and established family.
- The property of the author’s family was so big, that it has three schools on it.
- He studied law on Oxford, and admitted to bar in 1890, however he left the profession to be able to write.
- Mr. Galsworthy’s literary career spanned the Victorian, Edwardian, and Georgian eras.
- The author was an outspoken social activist, speaking out on behalf of the women’s suffrage movement, prison reform and animal rights, as well as against censorship.
- Mr. Galsworthy supported Britain’s entering World War I to protect Belgium.
- During the war, the author worked in a French hospital as an orderly.
- Mr. Galsworthy is best known for this Forsyte Saga, which criticize the upper middle class.
- He was elected as the first president of the PEN International literary club, which was also the recipient of the Nobel Prize money.
- The author turned down a knighthood saying that a writer’s reward comes from writing.
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