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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.


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


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


Montgomery Hyde

In Rye

Distant cousin of Henry James. ... more


Joseph Conrad

In Rye

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

Rumer Godden

In Rye

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


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


Ford Madox Ford

Winchelsea, 3.7 miles from Rye

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


Radclyffe Hall

In Rye

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


Malcolm Saville

In Rye

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


Event

What's On in Rye?

  • Hastings Tapestry

    Saturday 24th August for 3 days @ 11:00am
    Location: Rye

    Hastings Tapestry 27 panels made in 1966 by Royal Society Embroiderers to commemorate the 900th anniversary battle of Hastings. This ... more

  • Beverley Knight - Rye Jazz & Blues Festival

    Saturday 24th August
    Location: Rye

    The Rye international jazz and blues festival proudly present a special headline concert with the Queen of British Soul Beverley ... more

  • Free Rein Horse Rescue Open Day

    Sunday 25th August @ 10:00am
    Location: Beckley

    Our popular Annual Open Day is on Sunday 25th August. There will be pony rides, a fun dog show open ... more

  • Craft Fayre

    Sunday 25th August @ 11:00am
    Location: Rye

    Craft Fayre at Tilling Green Community Centre, Mason Road, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7BE on Sunday 28 July 2019 from ... more

  • Charity Boot Fair

    Monday 26th August @ 7:00am
    Location: Peasmarsh

    Bank Holiday Charity Boot Fair - Jempson’s Superstore, Peasmarsh. Hard-standing pitch from £5 (donated to Rye Day Centre) gates open ... more

  • Richard Thompson - Rye Jazz & Blues Festival

    Monday 26th August
    Location: Rye

    We are delighted to announce a special headline solo concert with the legendary Folk and Rock guitarist, singer and songwriter ... more

  • Sisters of Swing at The Mermaid

    Thursday 29th August
    Location: Rye

    An evening of outstanding live music and improvisation with the Jazznights Ensemble featuring Annie Dehaney Steven - a versatile vocalist ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 30th August @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Local Produce, Cakes, Jams, Crafts and more. ... more

  • Rye Harvest Music Feastival

    Saturday 31st August @ 11:30am
    Location: Rye

    The Sussex Cancer Fund is delighted to be the beneficiaries of this exciting new music event. Local musicians are coming ... more

  • Rye Flower and Veg Show

    Saturday 31st August
    Location: Rye

    A fun Flower and Veg Show open to all to enter and open to the public from 2pm. Featuring veg, ... more

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