John Fowles was born March 31, 1926 in Leigh-on-Sea, a small town near London, and has written a number of english-language novels.
(1963) The Collector
(1965) The Magus (revised in 1979)
(1969) The French Lieutenant's Woman
(1977) Daniel Martin
(1985) A Maggot
He lives in Lyme Regis in Dorset