Discover Author Alan Sillitoe
Alan Sillitoe: The Working-Class Novelist Who Revitalized British Fiction
Alan Sillitoe was born in 1928, the son of a tannery worker. Despite leaving school at age fourteen to work in a factory, he went on to become one of the most important British writers of the postwar era. Along with other working-class novelists, he revitalized British fiction in the 1950s and became known as one of the "angry young men" of his time.
Sillitoe's first novel, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, was a groundbreaking work that captured the gritty reality of working-class life. It was followed by the bestselling collection The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, which further cemented his reputation as a master storyteller.
In addition to his novels and short stories, Sillitoe also wrote poetry and drama. He adapted both Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner for the screen in the early 1960s.
Today, Sillitoe's works continue to captivate readers with their raw honesty and unflinching portrayal of working-class life. If you're looking to experience his powerful storytelling firsthand, look no further. At Discover Books, we have a wide selection of his works available. Let us help you discover these timeless stories that live on through his writing.