About John Wyndham

John Wyndham was born in the village of Knowle, in Warwickshire, in 1903. John had lived in many places around England. Attending several English prepatory schools, he attended Bedales between 1918 and 1921. He has published the books: The Day of the Triffids (1951), The Kraken Wakes (1953), and The Chrysalids (1955). John has a signature way of writing books where his story is put through extreme measures and has the typical ordinary people as the heroes.

1925, he first wrote short stories. His careers were spread out before he became an official writer, he tried being a farmer, law, a commercial artist and go into advertisement. During world war two John worked as a censor in the ministry of information. Followed by joining the army and becoming a Corporal.

After the war John was inspired by his brother, also a writer, to publish his first book: The Day of the Triffids.


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