Waugh, Evelyn

Evelyn Waugh

Born Arthur Evelyn St. John Waugh
28 October 1903
West Hampstead, London, England
Died 10 April 1966 (aged 62)
Combe Florey, Somerset, England
Occupation Writer
Education Lancing College
Alma mater Hertford College, Oxford
Period 1923–64
Genre Novel, biography, short story, travelogue, autobiography, satire, humour
Spouses Evelyn Gardner
(m. 1929; annulled 1936)
Laura Herbert
(m. 1937)
Children 7, including Auberon Waugh
Arthur Evelyn St. John Waugh (/ˈiːvlɪn ˈsɪndʒən ˈwɔː/; 28 October 1903 – 10 April 1966) was an English writer of novels, biographies, and travel books; he was also a prolific journalist and book reviewer. His most famous works include the early satires Decline and Fall (1928) and A Handful of Dust (1934), the novel Brideshead Revisited (1945), and the Second World War trilogy Sword of Honour (1952–61). He is recognised as one of the great prose stylists of the English language in the 20th century.[1]