John Boynton Priestley (1894-1984) first success was a novel about travelling theatre, The Good Companions in 1929.
He followed it with a realist novel about London life, Angel Pavement in 1930; later books include Lost Empires in 1965 and The Image Men in 1968. As a playwright he was often preoccupied with theories of time, as in An Inspector Calls in 1945, but had also a gift for family comedy, for example, When We Are Married in 1938.
He was also noted for his wartime broadcasts and literary criticism, such as Literature and Western Man in 1960.
Why is J. B. Priestley famous?
J. B. Priestley was a English novelist and playwright.