Cornwall has produced a large number of brilliant writers, ranging from poets to Nobel laureates. The county has also blessed the world with some utterly prolific bards, in addition to inspiring authors and poets with magnificent scenery, myths, folklore, and fairytales.
1. William Golding
William Golding was a Cornish poet, playwright, and writer. He is best known for his debut novel "Lord of the Flies", which he released in 1954. In 1983, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
2. Thomas Hardy
Thomas Hardy is a famous poet known for writing about the issue of freedom of choice, ideas of sexual lust, religious fervour and delusion.
3. Daphne du Maurier
Daphne du Maurier is classed as a romantic novelist. Her works have since earned an enduring reputation for the narrative craft. Many have been successfully adapted into films, including novels.
4. Colin Wilson
Colin Wilson, an English writer, philosopher and novelist. He also wrote widely on true crime, mysticism and the paranormal.
5. Charles Stanley Causley
Charles Stanley Causley was a Cornish poet, schoolteacher and writer. His work is often noted for its simplicity and directness as well as its associations with folklore, legends and magic.
6. Jessica Mann
Jessica Mann is a novelist who specialised in the mystery and suspense genres. She also wrote several non-fiction books with accounts of the overseas evacuation of children from Britain in World War II.
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