Writersby hylkedejongh | created - 19 Jul 2018 | updated - 17 Jan 2020 | Public
2. Colin Dexter
Writer | Endeavour
Colin Dexter was born on September 29, 1930 in Stamford, Lincolnshire, England as Norman Colin Dexter. He was a writer and actor, known for Endeavour (2012), Inspector Lewis (2006) and Inspector Morse (1987). He was married to Dorothy Cooper. He died on March 21, 2017 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, ...
5. Ian Rankin
Writer | Rebus
Ian Rankin was born on April 28, 1960 in Cardenden, Fife, Scotland as Ian James Rankin. He is a writer and actor, known for Rebus (2000), Reichenbach Falls (2007) and Doors Open (2012). He has been married to Anna Miranda Harvey since July 5, 1986. They have two children.
Writer | Foyle's War
Born in North London, he attended Orley Farm Prep School. Then, he attended Rugby School and he graduated from York University. He wrote his first book when he was only 23 years old. Not only is he a talented screenwriter, he has written over 20 books for children. He continues to write and a list ...
Writer | Young Wallander
Henning Mankell was born on February 3, 1948 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He was a writer and director, known for Young Wallander (2020), Et lite grøss? (1973) and Tatort (1970). He was married to Eva Bergman. He died on October 5, 2015 in Göteborg, Sweden.
8. Maj Sjöwall
Writer | Mördaren - en helt vanlig person
Maj Sjöwall was born on September 25, 1935 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. She was a writer and actress, known for Mördaren - en helt vanlig person (1967), Man on the Roof (1976) and Mannen på balkongen (1993). She was married to Hans J Flodquist and Gunnar Isaksson. She died on ...
15. Stieg Larsson
Writer | Flickan som lekte med elden
Stieg Larsson's three novels (collectively known as "The Millennium Series") were published posthumously, and each became a feature film. They were entitled (for the American market) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (originally published in 2005), The Girl Who Played with Fire (originally published ...
19. Jo Nesbø
Writer | Hodejegerne
Jo Nesbø is a world-renowned crime writer recognized for broadening the scope of modern crime and thriller fiction. His books have garnered countless international awards, sold over forty million copies, and been translated into fifty languages. In addition to the Harry Hole series he is the author...
21. Thomas Hardy
Writer | Far from the Madding Crowd
Thomas Hardy was born on June 2, 1840 in Upper Bockhampton, Dorset, England. He was a writer, known for Far from the Madding Crowd (2015), Maiden No More and Tess (1979). He was married to Florence Emily Dugdale and Emma Lavinia Gifford. He died on January 11, 1928 in Dorchester, Dorset.
24. Ian McEwan
Writer | Atonement
Ian McEwan was born on June 21, 1948 in Aldershot, Hampshire, England as Ian Russell McEwan. He is a writer and producer, known for Atonement (2007), The Good Son (1993) and Enduring Love (2004). He has been married to Annalena McAfee since 1997. He was previously married to Penny Allen.
Writer | Doctor Who
Often described as a genius, Russell T. Davies is one of the leading British television writers of his generation, who specializes in emotional dramas, frequently with gay and sex-related adult themes. He was born in Swansea, Wales (UK) in 1963. After initially taking a BBC Television director's ...