Aldous Huxley

1894 –

Born in Godalming, England, on July 26, 1894, Aldous Leonard Huxley was a novelist, essayist, playwright, and poet. Early in his career he wrote short stories and poetry, and edited the magazine Oxford Literature. He later went on to write twelve novels, which include Crome Yellow (Chatto & Windus, 1921), Point Counter Point (Chatto & Windus, 1928), Brave New World (Chatto & Windus, 1932), and Island (Chatto & Windus, 1962). Over the course of his career, he was nominated for the Nobel Prize seven times and was elected Companion of Literature by the Royal Society of Literature in 1962. In the latter half of his life he lived in Los Angeles, where he died on November 22, 1963.