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Authors

Authors in Rye, East Sussex

Below are listings for authors in Rye and the surrounding area. You can add your listing to this category here.


Joseph Conrad

In Rye

Lived near Rye on Romney Marsh and wrote many novels including 'Lord Jim'. ... more


Henry James

In Rye

Lived in Lamb House, Rye and wrote Wings of a Dove, The Golden Bowl, and The Ambassadors amonst others during his stay. ... more


Ford Madox Ford

Winchelsea, 3.7 miles from Rye

Lived in nearby Winchelsea and wrote amongst other things 'The Good Soldier'. ... more


Arthur Christopher Benson

In Rye

Wrote a number of novels, plays and poems, perhaps the most famous being the words to 'Land of Hope and Glory' ... more


Monica Edwards

Rye Harbour, 1.5 miles from Rye

Monica Edwards was born Monica le Doux Newton and, as a child, her family moved to Rye Harbour, where her father, the Rev. Harry, became vicar and officiated at the funeral after the 1928 lifeboat disaster. The young Monica used to climb down the drainpipe at nights to spend time ... more


John Christopher

In Rye

"John Christopher" is a pseudonym for Samuel Youd, a prolific author whose full bibliography runs to around 70 novels under seven different names. Currently lives in Rye. ... more


John Ryan

In Rye

Artist and illustrator John Ryan lived in Rye. He wrote the Captain Pugwash series of books. He also produced the animated cartoons of Captain Pugwash for the BBC which were broadcast from 1957 to 1966. ... more


Rumer Godden

In Rye

Wrote 'This House of Brede' and 'A Kindle of Kittens' both of which were set in the region ... more


Russell Thorndike

In Rye

The author of the Dr Syn smuggling adventures set in Romney Marsh. ... more


Edward Frederick Benson

Edward Frederick Benson
In Rye

Novelist, Biographer, and Benefactor of Rye Edward Frederick Benson was born July 24, 1867 at Wellington College in Berkshire, where his father was Headmaster. He was the fifth of six children born to Mary Sidgwick Benson and Edward White Benson, later Chancellor and Canon of Lincoln Cathedral, Bishop of Truro ... more

Edward Frederick Benson

Malcolm Saville

In Rye

Author of the Lone Pine adventure series, some of which are set in Rye. ... more


Radclyffe Hall

In Rye

Lived in Rye for a time and wrote'The Well of Loneliness'. ... more


Conrad Aiken

In Rye

American poet, short story writer, critic and novelist. Lived in Rye between 1934-36, where he wrote 'London Letters' to the New Yorker newspaper. ... more


Montgomery Hyde

In Rye

Distant cousin of Henry James. ... more


Event

What's On in Rye?

  • General Sale

    Thursday 24th May
    Location: Rye

    Viewing Wednesday 23rd 9.00 – 4.30pm ... more

  • Auction of Promises

    Thursday 24th May
    Location: Rye

    Auction of Promises, Antiques and Miscellaneous Items at the Tudor Rooms, Mermaid Hotel. Viewing from 7.00pm. Ticket: £5 includes glass ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 25th May @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Rye Country Market will be open every Friday from 9th March - 14th December. We sell Cakes, Savouries, Preserves, Free ... more

  • St Mary's Flower Festival

    Saturday 26th May for 3 days
    Location: Rye

    Flower Festival in aid of the historic parish church. The theme is ‘In Which We Serve’. As well as arrangements ... more

  • 1066 Walking Festival - Coastal Plants

    Saturday 26th May @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye Harbour

    Find out how the shingle and saltmarsh plants cope with their harsh environment. We will also see some coastal birds. ... more

  • Late Spring Fayre

    Saturday 26th May @ 10:30am
    Location: Icklesham

    Lots of stalls, tombola, raffle refreshments, cream teas. Proceeds in aid of St Nicholas Church. Venue: Icklesham Memorial Hall. ... more

  • Table Sale

    Saturday 26th May @ 2:00pm
    Location: Winchelsea Beach

    Tabel Sale at WBCA Community Hall Sea Road, Winchelsea Beach. ... more

  • QuiNight

    Saturday 26th May
    Location: Northiam

    Come and join in our Quiz Night on Saturday 26th May, 7.30pm in Northiam Village Hall. Teams of 8, £6 ... more

  • Winchelsea Cellar Tours

    Sunday 27th May
    Location: Winchelsea

    Each year a team of volunteers run guided tours of the town’s medieval cellars. All proceeds received (£6 per person) ... more

  • The School of Wizards

    Sunday 27th May for 5 days
    Location: Rye

    Magic, Monsters and Mystery. The only interactive, immersive family Wizard show in the UK. Using actors, puppets and soundscapes, this ... more

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