Map of English Literature

This map shows the birthplaces of some of English Literature's greatest writers. On the map authors, poets and dramatists have been mapped to their place of birth (although there are a few exceptions where writers have been mapped to locations which they are more commonly associated with).

If you hover over a name on the map you can read more about the chosen writer. All this information comes from the writer's Wikipedia entry.

This map is not intended to be an exhaustive list of British writers. For each location there can only be one writer on the map. So, for example, only Malcolm Bradbury appears on the map for Sheffield (meaning other authors born in Sheffield, like Margaret Drabble, are left off the map).

If you zoom in on the map other writers' names may appear. If you zoom out you may discover that a few of the luminaries of English Literature were actually born elsewhere in the world.



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