Alan Sillitoe (1928-2010) is best known for his novel Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1958) and his short story “The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner” (1959), which both became classic British New Wave films. Sillitoe has been classified, largely on the basis of these texts, as an “Angry Young Man” and as a working-class writer, but these terms fail to do justice to an author whose large and diverse literary output includes 24 novels; nine collections of short stories (plus a collected edition); 15 books and pamphlets of poetry (and a Collected Poems); three plays; three volumes of essays and lectures; five travel books; and five children’s books.
Alan Sillitoe was born on 4 March 1928 in …
Citation: Tredell, Nicolas. "Alan Sillitoe". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 February 2012 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=4073, accessed 09 June 2023.]