William Somerset Maugham

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William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) was an English novelist, short story writer and playwright;

Maugham trained as a medical doctor at St. Thomas's hospital's medical school, London, but then decided to become a full time writer. He wrote many works including such well-known ones as Liza of Lambeth (1897), The Magician (1908), Of Human Bondage {1915), The Moon and Sixpence (1919), Cakes and Ale (1930) and The Razor's Edge (1944).