Angus
Wilson

Novelist and short-story writer

1913–1991

Angus Frank Johnstone Wilson was a British novelist and short story writer. He received a knighthood for his services to literature.

Wilson was born in Bexhill, Sussex, England, to an English father and South African mother. He was educated at Merton College, Oxford, and became a librarian at the British Museum in 1937. His first publication was a collection of short stories, The Wrong Set (1949). His writing has a strongly satirical vein. Several of his books have been adapted for television.

Photo of Angus Wilson: Godfrey Argent/NPG x166054 © National Portrait Gallery, London